Category Archives: Biosecurity

Keep market access open – cattle producers’ help wanted

Taking a blood sample for  NAMP.

Taking a blood sample for NAMP.

Cattle producers across Australia are wanted to support the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) which monitors the distribution of insect-borne viruses of ruminant livestock, and their insect vectors, in Australia.

Known as NAMP ‘co-operators’, … Read more

Hatch your own biosecurity plan with new manual

AHA0381_Egg_Manual_CoverEgg producers now have a new addition to their biosecurity toolkits with the launch of the National Farm Biosecurity Technical Manual for Egg Production, produced by Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) and Animal Health Australia (AHA).

AHA’s Executive Manager … Read more

Submissions now closed for BJD review

A_Beef%200233_jpgCattle producers and other members of the public had until 3 May to provide comment on a recently-released discussion paper that will help determine the future of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) management in Australia.

BJD management in Australia is an … Read more

Taking stock to show

Bull-at-the-showWith the annual show season underway kicking off with the Sydney Royal Easter Show, it is a timely reminder of the simple biosecurity measures producers should adopt to prevent unwanted diseases, pests and weeds hitching a ride back from shows … Read more

Producers not sheepish about good feedback following lamb tour

Photo: Bernadette Fanning.

Photo: Bernadette Fanning.

The National Sheep Health Monitoring (NSHM) project coordinated by Animal Health Australia (AHA) has recently assisted in conducting a feedback day for over 35 lamb producers at Manildra Meats at Cootamundra.

AHA’s Manager Endemic Diseases, Dr Lorna … Read more

Improved Hendra virus vaccine information

HendraInformation about the Hendra virus vaccine and the current permit arrangements for the vaccine is now available on the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) website. 

As well as containing information about the vaccine itself and conditions of the … Read more

A postcard from Bhutan – AHA spreads the biosecurity message

AHA's Dr Ian Langstaff (left) meets with officials during his placement in Bhutan.

AHA’s Dr Ian Langstaff (left) meets with officials during his placement in Bhutan.

After 12 months volunteering his biosecurity expertise to support the development of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Animal Health Australia’s (AHA) surveillance program manager since 2007, Dr Ian … Read more

Wild dog website launched

WilddogwebsiteAustralian livestock producers can now instantly access information about The National Wild Dog Action Plan with the launch of a new website.

The National Wild Dog Action Plan website provides updates about the Plan’s progress, key messages and case studies, … Read more

Better biosecurity starts with better cooperation

James Kellaway (AECL), Annette Brown (AHA) and Jef Hammond (NSW DPI) at the National Animal Biosecurity RD&E Forum.

James Kellaway (AECL), Annette Brown (AHA) and Jef Hammond (NSW DPI) at the National Animal Biosecurity RD&E Forum.

Livestock industry, research and government stakeholders from across Australia met in Melbourne on Wednesday, 25 February to discuss Australia’s research, development and … Read more

World-class technology launched in fight against biosecurity risks

The new system reduces many time consuming manual processes.

The new system reduces many time consuming manual processes.

A state-of-the-art Biosecurity Information Management System (BIS) worth over $9.8m has been launched as part of the NSW Government Agriculture Industry Action Plan.

The cloud-based system gives the department greater capacity … Read more

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