Tools & Fact Sheets

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:

  1. Answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to each question.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
or territory.

 

Fact Sheets

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

Victorian National Sheep Health Monitoring Fact Sheets

Biosecurity for purchasing beef cattle in southern Australia

 

Useful Links

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

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