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African swine fever
On this page, you will find the tools to help you develop your own biosecurity management plan, and support the implementation of simple, everyday biosecurity practices to protect the health of your pigs. Resources are available for all levels of pig keeping and production, whether you have one or two pet pigs, a farm stay operation, hobby farm, keep pigs for your own consumption or are a small or large commercial operation and may be quality assured (APIQ accredited).
For APIQ accredited producers, refer to the APIQ site for more information on APIQ requirements and standards.
* Includes link to the APIQ standards for those who are APIQ accredited.
** The Pig biosecurity management plan: Information guide may be used to assist completing the checklist and plan template.
The single biggest threat to the pork industry’s sustainability is an outbreak of an emergency animal disease. African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread globally and in neighbouring countries. New, more subtle strains make the detection of ASF more challenging. All pig owners and producers need to remain vigilant and report any unusual signs of disease or death to their veterinarian or government agency.
An outbreak of ASF could cost up to $2B over many years to control and will impact pet, hobby and commercial operations alike. The pig biosecurity management planning toolkit has been developed to support pig owners and producers to safeguard their pigs against the biosecurity threats posed by unwanted pests and diseases.
The Biosecurity management planning toolkit was developed as part of a NSW Department of Primary Industries led initiative, partnering with:
The pig biosecurity management planning resources were developed in consultation with the NSW Small Commercial Producer Group, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Agriculture Victoria, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia, Rivalea, Holyoake Consulting and all the pig owners and producers who were part of and provided feedback in field testing activities.
The resources in the Pig biosecurity management planning toolkit will be reviewed early 2022 by Industry and the State Departments of Agriculture to ensure it continues to be fit-for-purpose, meets and support’s pig owner and producer biosecurity needs and is easy to use.
If you would like to leave any constructive feedback for inclusion in this review ahead of time, please leave your comments here.
Please note all feedback is anonymous, no identifiable information is sought.