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 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is continuing to monitor and respond to changes in the live export environment which impact the Western Australian sheep industry.

  • Globally competitive production systems, multiple trade routes, rising prices and growing demand for lamb from emerging markets bodes well for WA’s sheep industry.

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

  • Western Australia has aproximately 14.7 million sheep  run by over 4500 sheep producers. They are mostly located in the agricultural region of the state producing high quality, fine Merino wool.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) partnered with the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), Murdoch University and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) in a shee

  • An alternative business model is proposed for the Western Australian (WA) sheep industry whereby a vertically-integrated company structure is coupled with joint-venture finance, with off-take agree

  • 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.

  • WA's first Signature Dish was chosen on WA Day, Monday 2 June.

    The winning dish was lamb cutlets with a lupin-based crust, accompanied by a sweet potato salad with Moroccan flavours.