Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA) recently launched a new-look website for the Farm Biosecurity Program, a joint initiative of the two organisations managed on behalf of members.
“Each month more than 10,000 people view Farm Biosecurity’s online resources, many of whom are new to the site,” said Stuart Kearns, manager of Farm Biosecurity Programs at PHA.
“It’s plain to see that the site and its materials are consistently delivering down-to-earth, practical information in an easy-to-understand format to primary producers.”
The new-look website, which was launched as part of the 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium, retains the structure of the original Farm Biosecurity site, which had been home to the Program’s content for the past six years.
While it may look a little different, producers returning to the site will find the same valuable information they have come to expect from Farm Biosecurity.
Producers also have access to a range of information specific to their enterprise and production systems, via the Crops and Livestock menus, including in-depth manuals on how to apply the so-called Six Essentials to their operations.
A core function of the site is the Profiler, which enables producers to select the make-up of their enterprise and production system, before bringing all of the relevant resources onto one page for easy access.
“The new-look site is part of our commitment to keep on-farm biosecurity relevant, accessible, and easy to put in place,” said Dr Simon Humphrys, AHA’s executive manager of Biosecurity and Product Integrity.