DAF is asking pork producers to complete an online survey about biosecurity practices so it can assess Queensland’s preparedness against African Swine Fever (Photo: DAF)

June 8, 2020

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is conducting research into what biosecurity practices are being used by pork producers to protect Queensland from African Swine Fever.

The Department has commissioned Kantar, an external research agency, to assist in the research process.

It is asking pork producers to to complete an online survey, which should take 15 minutes or less to complete.

DAF says all responses and opinions expressed in the survey will be held in confidence and used for statistical purposes only.

The information collected will help the State Government’s preparedness planning.

ASF was detected in Papua New Guinea in April this year, and there are concerns the disease could cross into Australia and devastate the nation’s pork industry.

“Australia remains free from African Swine Fever but preparedness is vital to ensure an effective response to protect our pig industry if it was detected here,” a DAF spokesperson said.

The survey will close on June 15, 2020.

It can be accessed online using Chrome or Firefox browsers.

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