In collaboration with Biosecurity Tasmania, the TFGA is working to support the Tasmanian biosecurity system through a four year On-Farm Biosecurity Project. Through the project, we are providing support and resources for Tasmanian farmers across agricultural industries to help farmers protect their properties and industries from pests, weeds, and diseases.
We are also helping to spread the message of the importance of biosecurity to the wider community and helping to ensure our agricultural industries are protected. Through continuous and effective communication, we aim to improve and encourage positive culture change towards farm biosecurity.
Livestock Health Monitoring Reports
The Livestock Health Monitoring program collects confidential/anonymous information on livestock diseases and conditions observed by rural service providers and abattoir data from the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project in Tasmania and produces a monthly report.
The report contains information on animal health, seasonal disease alerts, biosecurity and disease conditions observed in Tasmanian livestock each month.
View the reports here: https://animalhealthaustralia.com.au/tas-health/
Subscribe to receive the reports each month here: https://animalhealthaustralia.com.au/subscribe-to-publications/
Anyone who has visited another property before yours could carry weed seeds, pests or diseases. Visitors pose a high biosecurity risk so it is really important to manage their presence on farm.
The General Biosecurity Duty (GBD) is a new legal obligation under the Biosecurity Act 2019 and is expected to come into effect on 31 March 2021.
The GBD reinforces that everyone has a role to play in protecting our unique environment and primary industries against biosecurity risks. Understanding and meeting your GBD responsibilities will help protect your business, our primary industries, our economy, the environment, and our way of life here in Tasmania.
Biosecurity Tasmania has developed a range of helpful resources to assist you to understand the GBD, to identify your GBD responsibilities and help keep Tasmania biosecurity safe. This includes stakeholder profiles for different people, industries and communities to help understand their role in biosecurity. This includes agricultural contractors, agricultural tourism operators, livestock producers, government employees, seasonal workers, small landholders and utility service providers.
You can find more information about the GBD and responsibilities of different stakeholders on the Biosecurity Tasmania website: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/GBD
To view the General Biosecurity Duty video click here.
Declared weeds are a major threat to our unique natural environment, community spaces and world class agricultural industries. Property managers are required by law to control declared weeds. This booklet has been prepared as a handy reference guide to just some of the major weed species present within Tasmania which have the potential to impact greatly on agriculture and our environment.
Below are a number of useful resources to help you to protect your farm.
Please click on the images to access the information.
If you notice anything unusual or concerning please see the appropriate contact numbers. Your farm, your future.
Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline: 1800 675 888
Exotic Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881
Invasive Species, Biosecurity Tasmania: 1800 084 881
Biosecurity Tasmania: (03) 6165 3777