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Biosecurity award winners making the impossible possible

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Mackay Farming Group received an award for Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year for extensive on- farm biosecurity measures, including staff training, making the impossible possible.

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For more information about the Australian Biosecurity Awards and biographies of the winners, visit agriculture.gov.au/aba.

2018 Australian Biosecurity Awards winners

The David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award  Tony Beaver

Industry Category  First Point Animal Services  Geoff Power, South Australian grazier  John McDonald, Nursery & Garden Industry Australia  Keren Cox-Witton, Wildlife Health Australia  Husqvarna Australia Pty Ltd  Cahill Transport Australia  Panalpina World Transport Pty Ltd

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year  Mackay Farming Group  Rum Jungle Organics

Government Category  Grains Farm Biosecurity Program  Lois Ransom, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

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for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as part of the ABARES Outlook Conference.  This year there are 12 winners under four categories.

Media contact Megan Dempsey, 0491 222 306

7/03/2018