Animal Health Australia (AHA) today welcomed the $20 million boost to biosecurity included in a total $150 million package for agriculture announced yesterday in the 2014 Australian Government Budget.
Welcoming the measures, AHA CEO Ms Kathleen Plowman, said the government’s … Read more
The current seasonal conditions in many parts of Tasmania has increased the risk of Acute Bovine Liver Disease (ABLD) in the coming weeks warns the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
ABLD, previously known … Read more
Feedback from DPIPWE field staff and producers is indicating that ryegrass staggers may be occurring more this year than normal, exacerbated by … Read more
Effective communication is vital in responding to a biosecurity incident and keeping the public informed improves the effectiveness of actions taken to assist with recovery. In order to better support the response, Animal Health Australia (AHA) has now published the … Read more
Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA), through our partnership in the Farm Biosecurity program, are committed to undertaking regular producer surveys to track trends in attitudes towards farm biosecurity and measure producer awareness of the program and its key … Read more
Saleyards around Australia are proving they are ready for a national livestock standstill if Australia was struck with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) according to a number of recent Exercise Odysseus activities.
Exercises were held at saleyards in Leongatha, Wodonga and Ballarat … Read more
The heighted biosecurity threats facing Australia as a result of globalisation and climate change have been showcased in a short video by The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
The three-minute animation, Biosecurity: Management of Risks, highlights the … Read more
When moving livestock, NSW beef cattle producers are reminded that their cattle will … Read more
A horse that tested positive to the Hendra virus was euthanased last week in the Bundaberg area, with another on the property to undergo testing, Biosecurity Queensland announced on 19 March.
Tracing and risk assessments are being … Read more
Central Queensland producers will learn how good biosecurity practices can protect their assets and future-proof their livelihood at a series of interactive biosecurity workshops on the 3–4 April in Moura and Rolleston.
Biosecurity risk is one of the biggest issues … Read more