Tools & Fact Sheets
A Farm Biosecurity Plan Checklist has been developed to help producers assess their current biosecurity practices and to highlight areas that can be improved.
This checklist is designed as the first step in developing a written Farm Biosecurity Plan:
- Answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to each question.
- If you answered ‘no’ to a question use the explanations to guide you on corrective actions to further secure your farm from livestock pests and diseases.
- Prioritise corrective actions according to the priority rating system below.
PRIORITY 1: Requires immediate corrective action
PRIORITY 2: Corrective action should be taken within 12 months
PRIORITY 3: Corrective action should be considered.
It is recommended that the checklist is completed annually to ensure your Farm Biosecurity Plan is working, is achievable and, most importantly, that it is being followed by all those
working on or visiting the property.
If you have any queries or would like further guidance for corrective actions or help in developing your Farm Biosecurity Plan, please contact the LBN Regional Officer in your state
Sheep Producers Top Five Tips – top five biosecurity tips for sheep producers
Small Farms Top Five Tips – top five biosecurity tips for small livestock farms
Footrot manual for footrot contractors – this manual gives an overview of footrot and covers the key elements of establishing a successful program to eradicate the disease
www.farmbiosecurity.com.au – one-stop shop for all farm biosecurity needs
www.mla.com.au – MLA’s guidelines for biosecurity plans
www.makingmorefromsheep.com.au – Making More from Sheep tools to control and prevent major endemic disease