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Animal health and biosecurity the focus of new podcast series

1 Nov

Learning how animal health and biosecurity issues impact the red meat and wool industries is now easier than ever with a new season of podcasts from the South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions created in collaboration with Animal Health Australia and Livestock SA.

Funded by the South Australian Government’s Red Meat and Wool Growth Program, this podcast season is part of the Tech Talk podcast series and has been developed by the South Australian Livestock Biosecurity Extension Project. The series explores key animal health and biosecurity topics and is designed to be listened to while sitting in the tractor or ute.

The eight-episode series features topics including the importance of individual animal electronic identification (EID) for traceability and market access, a wool industry perspective on emergency animal disease (EAD) preparedness and biosecurity tips for producers when purchasing livestock.

Program Manager of the Red Meat and Wool Growth Program, Emily Mellor, said the series was a great addition to the program’s library of resources.

“The Tech Talk podcasts offer something for everyone, and we hope that by listening it will motivate producers to explore how to implement learnings to their own business,” Emily said.

 Animal Health Australia Extension Manager Emily Buddle said she was excited to have leading industry experts sharing their knowledge for producers to listen to at their convenience.

“Animal health and biosecurity information is critical for all producers’ businesses, so to be able to present it in such an accessible way is fantastic,” Emily said.

Livestock SA Biosecurity Extension Officer Pene Keynes said it was great to work collaboratively with different organisations to achieve positive outcomes for the South Australian red meat and wool sectors.

“Working with Animal Health Australia and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions to develop resources that support producers to boost their on-farm biosecurity is a great outcome for the South Australian livestock sectors,” Pene said.

The podcast series is available on the PIRSA website or subscribe to Livestock Tech Talks podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify or search for ‘Livestock Tech Talks’ in your preferred podcast directory.