September 19, 2018
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is known to affect cloven hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, buffalo and camelids. Thankfully Australia is lucky enough not to have this highly contagious disease of livestock. In 2013, The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) estimated the cost of an outbreak of […]
It’s been a while since the introduction of the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) and the addition of biosecurity and animal welfare requirements to the Livestock Production Assurance program (LPA) in October last year. With on-farm biosecurity for livestock producers being in the spotlight, Farm Biosecurity commissioned some research to look at the progress producers […]
Grain growers across Australia can celebrate the recent news that one of the highest priority pests of stored grain has been declared eradicated from South Australia. The story goes back to 2016 when Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) larvae and beetles were found in imported goods at two premises in Adelaide. Khapra beetles usually feed on […]
Aussie farmers are no strangers to a dry spell. As a largely arid country, seasonal conditions can make or break a business. However all the planning and experience in the world cannot substitute for rainfall, and as drought conditions continue through large parts of the country, feed supplies are alarmingly low, leading livestock producers to […]
Natural disasters are an ever-present concern for those living on the land. Both fire and flood are part of the cycle of extreme weather across the country, while tropical storms and extreme winter weather can also cause havoc in their respective regions. When lives and livelihoods are on the line, decisive action is needed. Once […]
Whether you do a little or a lot, any mitigation activity goes a long way to beefing up biosecurity on your property. https://t.co/BaM1gUDxKm @planthealthaust
This morning at our Members' Forum we heard from NSW CVO, Sarah Britton and CCA's Justin Toohey who were discussing the outcomes and key insights from Exercise Border Bridge.
We had a fabulous night networking with our members and stakeholders. Thank you all who attended and we look forward to doing it again in November!
Looking for #biosecurity information specific to your sector or species? @FarmBiosecurity has a suite of manuals available for producers, no matter what you farm!
Catch up on #honeybee news from around the nation in the latest Bee Aware e-newsletter https://t.co/9aRIN41acF
Have you seen AUSVEG Biosecurity Adviser Dr Kevin Clayton-Greene’s latest biosecurity update? It’s on page 46 of the latest #PotatoesAustralia magazine! Check it out here: https://t.co/oVv1tW7k4k @Hort_Au @biosecurityveg
Be on the look out for this little critter - but note they are only up to 1.8mm long! https://t.co/Q9qLBzH0DC
A big thank you to everyone who took part in our survey of grains-livestock producers about their plans to put biosecurity measures in place on their farms. https://t.co/uba0gWAEg9
It's best to work with neighbours on all things biosecurity related. Pests and diseases don't know what a fence is. https://t.co/ewwwR18O5X
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