Category Archives: Biosecurity

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

Biosecurity proves its worth

BiosecurityFinalversion picThe potential devastating effects of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) on farm businesses are well known, but were recently quantified in intricate detail.

It has now been calculated that an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) … Read more

New resource for egg farmers

AHA_POU_009In light of recent avian influenza outbreaks and a subsequent shortfall of eggs leading up to Christmas, the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL) has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing the risk of future disease outbreaks among Australia’s layer … Read more

AHA Training joins forces with The Force

Inspector Mark Minehan, Chief of Staff at the Western Region Office of the NSW Police Force in Dubbo and Dr Kathy Gibson

Inspector Mark Minehan, Chief of Staff at the Western Region Office of the NSW Police Force in Dubbo and Dr Kathy Gibson

The annual NSW Police Force Rural Crime Investigators’ Conference took place in Mudgee on 5-6 November. AHA’s Manager … Read more

Farm Biosecurity visits BeefWorks 2013

Farmer takes footbath at BeefWorks 2013

Footbath at BeefWorks 2013

On 23-24 October, members of the AHA team visited Kerwee feedlot at Jondaryan in Queensland’s Darling Downs for the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) annual BeefWorks conference. The team promoted the Farm Biosecurity program and good … Read more

Second outbreak of avian influenza near Young, NSW

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is working together with industry to swiftly control an outbreak of H7 Avian Influenza at a second egg farm in the Young area.

The virus detected in the Young properties is not the … Read more

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