Category Archives: Biosecurity

Quick action prevents Tasmanian weed incursion

SpottedwoolsheepThe vigilance of a Longford landholder has prevented the damaging weed Bathurst burr from taking hold and spreading in the Apple Isle.

Native to South America, Bathurst burr is one of the most common contaminants of wool, becoming entangled in … Read more

Spring into action with your biosecurity planning

SpringlambsWith the arrival of spring, livestock producers are reminded to have their biosecurity plans in place as many pests, diseases and weeds attempt to make a comeback after the winter lull.

Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager Biosecurity, Duncan Rowland said … Read more

New bovine Johne’s disease resource for cattle producers

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Photo: Sharon Lohse

Cattle producers now have a new tool to help avoid and control bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) on their properties with Animal Health Australia’s (AHA) comprehensive suite of BJD pages on the AHA website.

These new webpages provide … Read more

New aquatic project manager at AHA

Dr Jane Frances will manage AHA's new aquatic animal disease arrangements project.

Ms Jane Frances will manage AHA’s new aquatic animal disease arrangements project.

AHA members are waiting with ‘baited’ breath for the start of a new project dedicated to the development of formal industry-government aquatic animal disease response arrangements.

While Australia … Read more

August a big month for Exercise Odysseus

Industry and government come together at NMG exercise. Photo: Department of Agriculture.

Industry and government come together at NMG exercise. Photo: Department of Agriculture.

A number of Exercise Odysseus activities were held in Canberra late last month as part of the national livestock standstill exercise program to enhance government and industry preparedness … Read more

Have you spotted anything unusual?

GoatsAnimal Health Australia’s (AHA) revamped Spotted anything unusual? campaign has been launched to remind producers to be on the lookout for symptoms of unusual or exotic livestock diseases that have the potential to devastate Australia’s livestock industry and impact human … Read more

Next steps for cattle and sheep welfare standards and guidelines

The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle is now available. Photo: Megan Banks

The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle are now available. Photo: Megan Banks

Development of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle and Sheep has concluded. If ministerial endorsement is received, the standards are intended to … Read more

Tips for buying from a closed herd

Photo: Barnhill Angus

Photo: Barnhill Angus

Buying from a closed herd or flock is an excellent biosecurity practice that can greatly reduce the risk of introducing unwanted pests or diseases. However, there are important checks to undertake when purchasing from a closed flock … Read more

Vets a trusted source for producers

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One-in-five livestock producers rely on their vet for information on farm management and advice.

A recent survey of producers confirmed that veterinarians across the country play an active role in advising livestock producers about on-farm biosecurity and general farm management … Read more

New pilot project provides holistic approach to endemic diseases

Photo: Phillip Down

Photo: Phillip Down

A pilot project aimed at reducing the financial impacts of endemic diseases and other production conditions on farm and supply chain productivity in Australia begins this month.

The Sheep Pilot Livestock Production Conditions Project (LPCP) has been … Read more

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