Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

What is farm biosecurity?

Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases. Farm biosecurity is your responsibility, and that of every person visiting or working on your property.

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Biosecurity essentials

The best defence against pests and diseases is to implement sound biosecurity practices on your farm. Quick and simple measures built into everyday practice will help protect your farm and your future.

Farm biosecurity toolkit

We have tools, tips and manuals to help you implement farm biosecurity on your property. You will also find individual profiles for a range of livestock and crops: or you can create a profile tailored to your farm.

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    • Damn these flies!

      February 16, 2018

      Growers of fruit and vegetables that can be hosts of fruit fly – in particular Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly – are reminded of the need to be vigilant when it comes to control of the pest year round. Darryl Barbour, National Manager of the Fruit Fly Council, said it’s important to follow biosecurity rules […]

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    • Top 10 tips to improve biosecurity at harvest time

      Harvest is usually the season when extra activity on your property can create additional biosecurity risks for your farm. According to Rod Turner, General Manager, Preparedness and R&D at Plant Health Australia, every movement onto your farm risks bringing in hitchhiking pests and weeds. “People who come into production areas to pick fruit can pose […]

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    • Checks and balance

      Prevention is always better than cure at David Nix’s Atherton Tablelands farm. After all, the arrival of an unwanted pest or disease can instantly devastate the far-north Queensland potato grower’s livelihood – together with those of his neighbours, and regional and state colleagues if quarantine restrictions are imposed. That threat looms large every day, David […]

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    • Big bucks in rangeland goats, but what about biosecurity?

      Mustering rangeland goats has become an important source of income for many producers, fueled by a rising international demand for goat meat and a handy rise in prices over the last decade. However, producers should exercise caution when rounding up and selling a mob, according to Animal Health Australia’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, Dr Rob Barwell. […]

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    • Don’t let your biosecurity plan go to the dogs

      Feral animals are a fact of life on the land and many producers understand the threat of livestock predation, destruction of crops or damage to farm infrastructure. Compared to these risks, the human and animal health impacts of feral animals are often overlooked, though the threat is just as pressing. Research indicates that wild dogs, […]

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