Autumn

Seasonal Climate Outlook February 2023

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for February to April 2023, is indicating greater than 60% probability of above median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division, although skill is very low this...

Seasonal Climate Outlook January 2022

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for January to February 2023, is indicating mixed probabilities of above median rainfall for the South West Land Division, although skill is very low this time of the year.

Ovine Observer #97 December 2022

In this issue:

1. The WA NLIS Sheep and Goat Advisory Group – 12 months on
2. Abortion and lamb mortality between pregnancy scanning and marking for maiden ewes
3. 2021 and 2022 Southern WA sheep reproductive rates based on pregnancy scanning data
4. Making the move to non-...

The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in WA.

Ovine Observer Issue number # 96 October 2022

In this issue:

1. Pregnancy scanning increases profit for all flocks and times of lambing

2. Lower Reproductive Rate and Lamb Survival Contribute to Lower Lamb Marking Rate in Maiden Ewes Compared to Multiparous Ewes

3. Is hemp a suitable forage for sheep?

4. Do you...

High levels of oestrogenic subterranean clovers occur in some medium to high rainfall pastures of Western Australia. These clovers can contribute to problems with sheep reproduction (often referred to as clover disease) that can reduce productivity and profitability of livestock enterprises.

The Western Australian Farming Systems project is a five-year co-investment by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), undertaking farming systems research and development (R&D) in the medium and low rai

Ovine Observer Issue number # 95 June 2022

In this issue:

1. An economic analysis of sheep flock structures for mixed enterprise Australian farm businesses

2. MLA Tedera Demonstration 2020-2023

3. Using scanned fetal numbers to inform reproduction trait performance in the MERINOSELECT Evaluation

4. Pain relief...

Here is a quick rundown on the workings of the new Extrata platform.

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