Why do we need biosecurity practices?

Biosecurity is a set of measures for protecting livestock from infectious diseases, protecting your property from pests and avoiding the introduction of unwanted weeds.

Biosecurity practices reduce risks to your business by limiting the likelihood of introducing and spreading animal diseases, pests and weeds from an affected property to an unaffected property.

The benefits of implementing biosecurity practices on your property include:

  • Lower risk of market disruption
  • Higher productivity from better livestock and plant health
  • Reduced damage and containment of outbreaks/events through early detection and management of diseases and weeds
  • Reduced costs due to faster eradication and shorter quarantine periods

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How do biosecurity practices protect my livestock?