Kate Pritchett
Research Officer
Kate Pritchett

My role in the department

I am a Research Officer in the Livestock Industries directorate, primarily working in the sheep and cattle industries. My core duties include industry analysis, forecasting and modelling of Western Australian livestock industries. This ensures that livestock industry decision making is based on a defensible understanding of the dynamics of the supply chain and decisions are creditable as they are backed by rigorous analysis and supporting data.

I also provide support for the Katanning based Sheep Industry Business Innovation Centre, made possible by the WA Government’s $10 million Royalties for Regions program.


Contact information

+61 (0)8 9821 3252

My background

Whilst working on Kimberley cattle stations that provide cattle for the live export industry I completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science externally through Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga NSW. I have been with DAFWA since April 2014.


  • Livestock Industry Analasys and Modelling
  • Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI), Royalites for Regions

Key Expertise

Analysis, modelling, forecasting, livestock industry research, sheep, cattle, data, flock and herd demographics.


  • BSc in Agriculture, Charles Sturt University

My articles

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 4:13pm
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 9:31am