Governments' Notion of a ‘Shared Responsibility' for Post-Border Biosecurity Management: Australian Sheep Farmers' Perspective
From sheep farmers’ perspective they have the lived experience of the withdrawal of publicly funded extension services, which shows they are on their own to manage. Regardless, farmers are busy everyday doing biosecurity to manage post-border risks, in order to be good farm managers, which simultaneously contributes to government recommended practices. Studies of other livestock industries depict farmers as having poor levels of on-farm biosecurity management. My study findings differ, and reveal from semi-structured interviews with sheep farmers who perceive that they manage biosecurity in much the same way as before changes to policy. This research is useful for policy makers whose interest is to see the success of a shared responsibility.