Biosecurity & Extension Managers
Livestock producers and farming organisations are invited to contact our Biosecurity & Extension Managers. LBN is actively encouraging industry-wide networks to participate in establishing biosecurity programs for livestock producers.
This includes the adoption of good animal welfare practices as a buffer to the spread of infectious diseases or harmful pests, and all the veterinary, husbandry and management actions and decisions for ensuring healthy and well-cared for animals.
The Biosecurity & Extension Managers are working closely with existing farming networks to promote greater awareness of biosecurity risk and being prepared for possible outbreaks of exotic or endemic diseases and harmful pests and developing on-farm biosecurity plans.
They will disseminate the latest findings about biosecurity risk and animal health and welfare reach livestock producers and farming communities in a timely way.
Livestock producers have a traditional role in Australia in the surveillance, detection and reporting of diseases and harmful pests, including the spread of noxious weeds or other plants in their regions.
The Biosecurity & Extension Managers have long-standing experience and expertise in the sheep and cattle sectors. Most also have professional veterinarians qualifications and have worked in Australia and overseas on programs about invasive diseases, pests and plants.
They are collocated with state farming organisations and have an alignment with the sheep, wool and cattle industries.
This provides LBN with a platform to further develop effective state and territory biosecurity networks with farming organisations, farmers, associated industries and state government agencies.
Contact your local Manager Biosecurity & Extension:
- NSW: Bonnie Skinner – M: 0477 077 690, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NSW: Rachel Gordon – M: 0488 400 207, E: email@example.com
- QLD: Rachael O’Brien – M: 0418 7224 61, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WA: Frances Gartrell – M: 0497 700 113, E: email@example.com
- Northern Australia: Jess Rummery – M: 0499 077 213, E: firstname.lastname@example.org