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Farm Biosecurity News
Central Queensland cattle producer Melinee Leather and her husband Rob are leaders in applying sound on-farm biosecurity and animal welfare practices on their properties and sharing their knowledge with others.
Luciano Corallo, a strawberry grower in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, is one of two winners of the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, which is part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards.
Bolinda Estate is owned by the Mackay Farming Group and managed by cousins Stephen and Gavin Mackay. Although known for growing bananas, they’ve diversified the business over the years to produce cattle, sugarcane and papayas too.
Alan Petersen and Julie-Ann Murphy are from Rum Jungle Organics, a 26 hectare property that they’ve run since 1999 in the Northern Territory, the principle crop being bananas.
The winners of the inaugural Farm Biosecurity Producer of The Year Award are Mackay Farming Group from Tully, Queensland, and Rum Jungle Organics, from Batchelor in the Northern Territory.