Shared knowledge and understanding

For on-farm biosecurity to be effective, everyone involved in your farming business must be aware of your requirements and why they are important.

Recommended practices

  • Make good biosecurity practices something your staff and visitors are eager to respect, by treating them as indicators of your operation’s quality rather than necessary evils or procedures done under sufferance.
  • Ensure all staff understand their role in the implementation of biosecurity practices on your farm.
  • Ensure staff responsible for livestock husbandry know how to identify sick and injured livestock.
  • Ensure all staff know what to do in the event of a suspected emergency animal disease.
  • Ensure all staff know where to find contact details for the local vet(s).

Download DairyNZ's Biosecurity Planner – Protecting your business from pests and diseases (PDF, 298 KB)