Small-scale property and livestock owners can now access a new resource to help navigate the world of livestock and farming.

Agriculture Victoria’s Backyard Biosecurity newsletter covers everything you need to know about good biosecurity management, with new editions released weekly.

Emergency Animal Disease Industry Engagement Program manager Kellyanne Harris said the newsletter takes readers on a journey through the most important aspects of managing a small property and livestock.

“Backyard Biosecurity is a weekly newsletter covering everything from dealing with pests to keeping chickens healthy,” Kellyanne said.

“It doesn’t matter when you subscribe, a new edition will arrive in your inbox every week with something new to discover.”
Key topics covered in the newsletter include:
– Pest animals.
– Weeds.
– Poultry.
– Cattle.
– Honeybees.
– Wildlife.
– Goats.
– Sheep.
– Pigs.
– How to create a farm map.
– Horses.
– Alpacas.
– Marine pests.
– Fire preparedness.

Readers can access additional information in each newsletter, including biosecurity planning templates for specific animals.

There are also links to online training modules to gain even more biosecurity knowledge.

“This newsletter is for anyone looking to learn more about managing their farm and keeping their animals happy and healthy,” Kellyanne said.

“Even if you’ve just got two alpacas on a small property, having the right information to implement good biosecurity practices on your farm not only benefits you, but it benefits the entire agriculture industry.”

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