FREE VISITORS SIGN STRENGTHENS FARM BIOSECURITY

 

Local grain farmers can protect their enterprise and remind all visitors to follow farm biosecurity procedures with the right sign hanging on the front gate.  

 

Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said to help grain and mixed producers implement farm biosecurity, starting at the front gate, free biosecurity signage is available at the AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah next week.

 

“It is important that all visitors to farming properties are mindful and respectful of a farmer’s biosecurity procedures.

 

“The unauthorised entry onto a property by people, vehicles and equipment can spread weed seeds, pests and diseases.

 

“Producers can collect a free sign and learn more about farm biosecurity at the AgQuip Field Days being held on Tuesday, 16 August to Thursday, 18 August 2016 at the Department of Primary Industries (DPI)/Local Land Services site.

 

“Also available is the free Biosecurity Manual for Grain Producers publication that provides the latest information to help grain producers to boost their farm biosecurity and to minimise the risks.

 

“The manual is an important resource that provides producers with suggestions on practical farm biosecurity procedures and how to incorporate them into their everyday activities.”

 

The manual can be downloaded from the Plant Health Australia website

http://www.planthealthaustralia.com.au/industries/grains/

 

The National Grains Farm Biosecurity Program is an initiative managed by Plant Health Australia in partnership with Grain Producers Australia and state governments.

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