South Australian livestock producers now have access to increased on-farm biosecurity support through the appointment of two new biosecurity extension officers.
Emily Buddle and Penelope Keynes have been appointed to the new roles through Livestock SA, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and Animal Health Australia (AHA) and will work with the Red Meat and Wool Growth Program and the National Sheep Industry Biosecurity Strategy 2019-2024 (NSIBS) developed by Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) and WoolProducers Australia (WPA).
Simple Steps to Safeguard your Biosecurity
The Simple Steps to Safeguard your Biosecurity program is designed to break down the implementation of good biosecurity management and planning into simple actions so producers feel empowered to improve their own on-farm biosecurity.
It will enable businesses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key elements of biosecurity, form a customised, simple and compliant biosecurity plan to use for on-farm assurance programs such as Integrity Systems Company’s Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program and PIRSA’s One Biosecurity platform and access to support and resources from trusted, industry-based facilitators which can support ongoing biosecurity.
The free program is available to all SA red meat and wool producers and will be delivered by the Livestock Biosecurity Extension Officers Emily and Pene.
To find out more information or to organise a time to engage with the program, please contact the Livestock SA office on 08 8297 2299 or email Emily or Pene directly.