Agriculture Victoria and RSPCA deep dive into biosecurity

Sheep Central, April 10, 2024

AGRICULTURE Victoria’s new podcast season ‘Biosecurity basics’ takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of biosecurity, including practical things that can be done to protect animals and the environment.

AV program manager, emergency animal disease industry engagement, Kellyanne Harris, said listeners will hear from people engaged in biosecurity in the podcasts.

“It doesn’t matter how many animals you have, how big or small your property is, biosecurity is everyone’s business,” Ms Harris said.

“Every livestock owner or person living on a small or lifestyle farm can make changes today to improve their biosecurity and help protect their property from pests and diseases,” she said.

Ms Harris said the new AgVic Talk series has been creasted in collaboration with RSPCA Victoria and features experts from RSPCA Victoria and Agriculture Victoria as well as farmers who share their knowledge on how people can build biosecurity into their day-to-day farming practices.’

In episode one, Erica Smith from Glenstrae Highlands talks about how she went about introducing some basic biosecurity practices when setting up her property in Gippsland.

In episode two, Brett Davidson from Agriculture Victoria and Rachael Laukart from RSPCA Victoria cover how both agencies are helping producers manage risk and improve their biosecurity practices.

“Listeners will receive advice on what to include in a biosecurity plan, the importance of Property Identification Codes (PICs) and where to go for tips and advice about biosecurity practices and steps you can take on farm,” Ms Harris said.

You can subscribe and listen to ‘Biosecurity basics’ on AgVic Talk wherever you get your podcasts:

– Subscribe to AgVic Talk on Spotify

– Subscribe to AgVic Talk on Apple Podcasts

For more information and to listen to other AgVic Talk episodes click on,

or to find out more about Agriculture Victoria’s work on managing biosecurity in Victoria, visit the website:

Source – Agriculture Victoria.


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