6. Train, Plan & Record
An important part of farm biosecurity, and also managing your business, is ensuring staff are well-trained, planning for diseases, pests and weeds, and recording movements will help keep track of where a disease, pest or weed came from.
- Ensure all staff know ow diseases, pests and weeds spread, and what they should do when entering and leaving the property to minimise risk
- Keep records of staff training and ensure they are regularly maintained
There are online training courses available:
LPA has record keeping templates online here.
It’s important to be aware of vulnerable people that work on your property. Make sure they are protected against zoonotic diseases such as Q fever, tetanus and leptospirosis.
Make sure all family members and employees are aware of their role in effective biosecurity on your farm, and who to contact if a risk is identified.
Recording livestock treatments is essential to maintain your herd health status, and to complete accurate NVD’s and AHD’s when stock leave your property.