SAPPO’s Minimum Biosecurity Standards

SAPPO’s minimum biosecurity measures for producers

  1. Fence your piggery effectively to prevent access by people and animals. If possible prevent animals being able to dig under the fence.
  2. Don’t allow other types of animals or pets within your piggery fence.
  3. Don’t allow visitors into your piggery if they have been in contact with other pigs in last 2 days.
  4. You should provide all visitors with overalls & boots before entering your farm. They must leave these overalls and boots on your farm when they leave.
  5. Don’t allow people to eat within the piggery and especially not to bring pork or pork products into the piggery.
  6. Make sure that vehicles and goods you bring into your piggery are not a risk. Always disinfect vehicles and goods before they enter the piggery.
  7. Only bring pigs in from a piggery which has a known disease status. That piggery’s health status should be the same or better than your piggery’s status. Never bring pigs from auction facilities into your piggery.
  8. Do not feeding swill (dead poultry, poultry offal and animal offal included). Use of vegetables is not a risk but feeding meat products to pigs is risky.
  9. Dead pigs must be disposed so that they do not pose a possible source of disease to pigs outside of your piggery and are not used for human consumption.
  10. If you think doing /allowing anything to happen in your piggery is a disease risk – don’t do it.