Biosecurity is about managing risk and it is essential that an assessment be conducted for each enterprise to establish what level of risk exists in each phase of its operations and to identify and implement control measures appropriate to these levels of risk.
One of the biggest risks in regards to carrying poultry diseases onto chicken farms is people. This can be done through their footwear, clothing, hands and even vehicles, footwear, clothing, hands and even hair and nasal passages. Growers can implement a number of measures to minimise these risks.
The National Farm Biosecurity Manual for Poultry Production applies to commercial chicken meat farms from the time of delivery of birds until pick-up, slaughter or disposal of birds. The Manual establishes a minimum set of biosecurity standards applicable to all poultry producers.Download Manual