Category Archives: Biosecurity

Animal Health Australia welcomes budget boost to biosecurity

Budget boostAnimal 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

Tasmanian producers on alert for Acute Bovine Liver Disease

 Paul Vallier

Photo: Paul Vallier

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

Biosecurity alert – ryegrass staggers about this year

CRyegrass staggers is on the rise according to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

Feedback from DPIPWE field staff and producers is indicating that ryegrass staggers may be occurring more this year than normal, exacerbated by … Read more

New Biosecurity Incident Public Information Manual now available

BIPIM PicEffective 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

The results are in!

LPC0364_jpg 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

Victorian saleyards tested for outbreak preparedness

Exercise-Odysseus-tests-our-preparedness-for-FMDSaleyards 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

What is biosecurity and what are we doing about it?

31032014 CSIRO biosecurity videoThe 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

Cattle Health Statements critical for NSW beef producers

31032014 Cattle health statementOngoing dry conditions in large sections of New South Wales are forcing some local producers to agist their herds, with some being moved to pasture in Victoria.

When moving livestock, NSW beef cattle producers are reminded that their cattle will … Read more

New Hendra case confirmed in Queensland

 Photo: Shaun Ramadge

Photo: Shaun Ramadge

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

New biosecurity workshops prepare producers for disease outbreaks

LBN biosecurity workshops 25032014Central 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

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