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Following a three-year pilot period, the Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) has become a permanent subsidiary of Animal Health Australia (AHA), helping ensure the partnership between Farm Biosecurity and the LBN continues to grow.
The LBN plays a vital role undertaking on-farm biosecurity education and extension activities in partnership with private and public organisations across Australia, improving biosecurity practice amongst producers.
The closer alignment only serves to enhance the LBN’s and the Farm Biosecurity Project’s capabilities, said AHA’s Executive Manager Biosecurity and Product Integrity Services, Duncan Rowland.
“The LBN regional managers enthusiastically utilise Farm Biosecurity resources to reinforce their messages and the Farm Biosecurity Project has relied heavily on the LBN to extend its reach by providing those materials for distribution and promotion at events and workshops.
The LBN has taken the Farm Biosecurity message to locations we could never have reached – it’s a match made in biosecurity heaven,” Mr Rowland said.
“With the LBN coming under the stewardship of AHA thanks to the support of the Cattle Council of Australia – the LBN’s primary funder – we will now start to further streamline how the Farm Biosecurity Project and the LBN can deliver biosecurity messages, Mr Rowland said.
The LBN currently has a range of Farm Biosecurity materials and information that are provided to producers at workshops and events around the country. To see when the LBN are visiting near you, go to www.lbn.org.au. Alternatively, as always, the Farm Biosecurity materials are free to download and view 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week at www.farmbiosecurity.com.au.