Foot and Mouth Disease for Aussie Farmers

Foot and Mouth Disease for Aussie Farmers

When do we go into prevention mode and not waiting until it hits our shores. Foot and Mouth Disease could be caused by a dirty thong (flip flop for non Aussies). After the last 5 years for farmers has been difficult navigating a prolonged drought, supply chains in a pandemic and pressure to continue to put food on the tables domestically and internationally.

Farms Advice Podcast generally likes to stick to all things farm and less politically but we as farmers, are calling on the government to take stance as we have done all we can do ON-FARM! I saw yesterday the idea of foot bathing passengers on entry from Indonesia but shortly shot down that idea as a child could fall in. Not sure what size feet they think we have…

As a podcast advocating for a greater outlook for Aussie farmers we think this is our greatest threat for livestock producers.

Farms Advice Podcast – advocating for farmers at the farm gate and beyond

So what can be done about the current situation in Indonesia for Australia livestock industry and beyond. We can not go into this narrow sited as we will not be the only country that will be impacted by the FMD outbreak. Other countries that are FMD free include:

AlbaniaFranceNew Caledonia
AustraliaGermanyNew Zealand
AustriaGreeceNicaragua
BelarusGuatemalaNorway
BelgiumGuyanaPanama
BelizeHaitiPoland
Bosnia and HerzegovinaHondurasPortugal
BruneiHungaryRomania
BulgariaIcelandSan Marino
CanadaIndonesiaSerbia (1)
ChileIrelandSingapore
Costa RicaItalySlovakia
CroatiaLatviaSlovenia
CubaLesothoSpain
CyprusLithuaniaSwaziland
Czech Rep.LuxembourgSweden
DenmarkMadagascarSwitzerland
Dominican RepublicMaltaUkraine
El SalvadorMauritiusUnited Kingdom
EstoniaMexicoUnited States of America
FinlandMontenegroVanuatu
Former Yug. Rep. of MacedoniaNetherlands 
FMD Free Countries

Head to these important links to get more information on what you can do:

MLA FMD – You need to know

DAFF – Foot and Mouth Disease information

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