The general biosecurity duty and cattle producers

NSW DPI - Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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Farm Table says:

Helpful article on fulfilling your biosecurity obligations. Interesting to note that cattle owners should be aware of their duty of care in ensuring that an animals basic needs are adequately being met.

This fact sheet talks about biosecurity and how property owners should be aware of their obligations under the Biosecurity Act to ensure they effectively manage risks, understand their duty of care and take reasonable steps to prevent any further implications occurring on their property.

The items covered in this article were:

• What is biosecurity?

• Cattle biosecurity

• Biosecurity plans for farm owners

Key points were as follows:

• Biosecurity is to be aware of the repercussions of your actions or lack of actions and the effect it has on factors such as the environment, animals and those around you. You must take reasonable steps to ensure you do not have a negative impact or that you minimise any impact you could have.

• All animal owners should be aware of their duty of care in ensuring that an animals basic needs are being met, and that is no different for cattle owners. Any person that owns or looks after cattle are responsible to ensure that cattle have adequate water, feed, shelter and animal health risks are prevented (where possible).

• Farm owners should complete a farm biosecurity plan, further information can be found at:
1) Farm Biosecurity Australia
2) Farm FireWise

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