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The Western Australian Government recognises the value of animal welfare to the community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriate standards of care.

Seasonal Climate Outlook November 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for November 2019 to January 2020 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

Good practice nutrient management requires adequate monitoring of soils and plant nutrient levels, analysis of nutrient levels to meet plant and animal production needs, the correct application technique, and the correct nutrient application rates.

A range of Federal and State assistance measures are in place to support farmers and pastoralists experiencing hardship, as a result of seasonal pressures.

2019 leading into 2020 has been a difficult season for many farmers and pastoralists throughout Western Australia, with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.

2019 has been a difficult season for many throughout Western Australia with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.

A range of services are in place to support farmers and pastoralists experiencing hardship, as a result of seasonal and financial pressures.

DPIRD works with a range of groups who have a role in responding to animal welfare issues during emergencies, to build the State’s capacity and capability to protect animals during any emergency.

AgMemo October 2019

AgMemo is the department’s flagship newsletter - keeping subscribers across the state up to date with the department’s activities, news and advice. In this edition:

- Research focus on the use of native flies to pollinate horticultural crops
- Support services and resources to assist...

A little knowledge of the nutritional value of your supplementary feeds can save you a lot of money and hassle. In dry seasons in particular, it is likely that farmers will need to start supplementary feeding earlier than usual.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - September/October 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...

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