Tag: #Biosecurity

Anthrax outbreak confirmed on cattle property 

An anthrax outbreak has been confirmed on a cattle property northeast of Shepparton, Victoria, prompting swift action from Agriculture Victoria. The property is quarantined, and measures are underway to manage the situation. Anthrax, caused by spore-forming bacteria in soil, poses a significant threat to livestock, resulting in rapid fatalities. Agriculture […]

Red fire ants march into NSW

In late November, five red fire ant nests were identified in Murwillumbah in New South Wales, 13 kilometres south of the Queensland border, where infestations have been recorded since 2001.  NSW has been on high alert for the pests for much of the year as tracking showed them moving further […]