Agribusiness Food & Trade

The Western Australian (WA) Government is committed to supporting the growth and development of the agriculture, fisheries and food industries for the benefit of the State.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Agribusiness, Food and Trade area works in partnership with government, industry and business to enable growth in the value, competitiveness and diversification of WA’s agrifood sector through facilitation of value adding, investment and export.

It facilitates this by:

  • enabling investment
  • enabling agribusiness development
  • trade market access and export development
  • food promotion and development
  • agribusiness knowledge and strategic insights.

Articles

  • Mastitis is the term for a bacterial infection of the udder. It is most common in ewes raising multiple lambs or with high milk production.

  • The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) monitors the distribution of economically important insect-borne viruses of livestock and their vectors.

  • Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections in humans and animals caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses.

  • Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.