Autumn

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - February/March 2019

Livestock disease investigations protect our markets: Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of particular livestock diseases. The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets summarises recent...

There are three strains of the bacteria, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, that cause Johne’s disease (JD): sheep/ovine (S-), cattle (C-/bovine) and bison strains.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - February/March 2019

Calling a vet to investigate disease protects our markets: The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to investigate diseases when they occur provides...

Seasonal Climate Outlook April 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) for April to June 2019 and April to October 2019 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

AgMemo March 2019

In this edition:

Online resources available to help navigate the season in the north and south; New research projects to Address WA grains production constraints; Value adding grants; Coastal radar upgrade; Rural Womens Award; New to WA export market

 

Expressions of interest for membership to the three Industry Funding Scheme (IFS) management committees are now open. WA producers and others involved in the dairy, grain/seed, hay, sheep or goat industries or supply chains are encouraged to apply.

Seasonal Climate Outlook March 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for autumn, March to May 2019, is indicating mixed chances of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

Seasonal Climate Outlook February 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for February to April 2019 is indicating generally neutral chances (40-60%) of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

DPIRD staff have completed the planning and background work, with construction about to begin on upgrading the State's coastal radar network to make Western Australia's weather monitoring service the best in Australia.

Taking experimental measurements can be labour intensive and time consuming, in addition the methods chosen must be repeatable (regardless of operator) with small degrees of error.

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