AWI CEO John Roberts recently joined other livestock industry leaders in a behind the scenes tour of biosecurity measures at Sydney International Airport and was impressed at how much monitoring is already in place as this video shows.
FMD represents the greatest disease threat to Australia’s livestock industries and export markets. It has the potential for rapid and extensive spread. An outbreak would stop the export of all cloven-hoofed animals and their products, at least in the short term. It was recently estimated by the Australian Department of Agriculture that an outbreak of FMD would cost Australia $80 billion over 10 years.