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.
Saturday, 19 October 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 5:00pm
This is the fifth year of the Biosecurity Blitz that encourages communities across Australia to get outdoors to look for insects, weeds and signs of disease, which could impact Western Australia’s valuable agriculture and fisheries industries.
The aim is to discover, photograph and record as many interesting or damaging pests as possible while raising community awareness about the importance of biosecurity.
African swine fever is a highly contagious virus that causes high death rates in pigs.
Some pests and diseases are present in, and currently confined to, specific parts of Western Australia and are not found throughout the rest of the State.
Western Australian producers can access a variety of subsidies for disease investigations in livestock that will minimise the cost of calling a vet and maximise the benefits. These subsidies are designed to support Western Australia's market access and food safety.