Farm Biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of infectious disease. It is the responsibility of every person visiting or working on your property – if it can move, it can carry disease.
People, vehicles, equipment, animals and even the environment can pose a Biosecurity risk to your farm and for this reason need to be managed accordingly. Sweetmat Disinfection Mats offer a range of products to use in conjunction with a broad spectrum disinfectant to help manage the risk of less visible threats to your property like bacteria, viruses and spores.
Recently New Zealand farmers employed Sweetmat Disinfection Mats in their livestock lameness prevention program.
Hoof and foot care is an important aspect of farm animal management as diseases that affect animal health and welfare have a negative effect on farm productivity.
Sweetmat Disinfection Mats have developed a range of products specifically designed for animal use and in this case, the farmers utilized the Sheepmat to aide in the treatment of their sheep flock for Foot Rot.
Foot Rot in sheep and goats is a painful, debilitating bacterial infection of the foot that can lead to severe production losses and increased culling of animals. Treatment of Foot Rot can be expensive, time-consuming and back-breaking work so the best way of preventing Foot Rot is to avoid introducing it to your farm to begin with.
Sweetmat Disinfection Mats have recently moved into their new, purpose-built manufacturing facility in Cambridge, New Zealand. The new building has nearly 1,000 m2 of manufacturing and warehousing space, spread across two levels.
The need for a new facility and increased capacity has been driven by growing worldwide demand and awareness for Sweetmat products within the Agriculture, Biosecurity and Sanitation industries.