AgMemo - Livestock news, April 2018

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A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.

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In this edition...

Grazing sheep at the break of season

With the break of season almost upon us it is important to remember not to graze newly germinated seedlings too early.

Call for landholder views on wild rabbits and feral pigs

DPIRD is calling on landholders affected by wild rabbits and feral pigs to complete an online survey to help manage these destructive pests.

Improving subtropical pastures on the south coast of WA

Subtropical grass based pastures are an important component of the livestock industry in WA as they provide green feed outside the growing season and natural resource management benefits such as reduced soil erosion and groundwater recharge.

Sterile leucaena project benefits from workshop contributors

DPIRD is currently researching the development of a sterile forage leucaena variety to support the state’s northern beef industry, with support from the MLA Donor Company.

Are you contributing to the biosecurity of Western Australia’s livestock industries?

More than 99% of Western Australian cattle, sheep and goat producers actively support the biosecurity of the livestock industries by making financial contributions to WA’s Industry Funding Schemes.

'Farmer wants a life’ sheep research open day

More than 200 attendees including students from the University of Western Australia and Murdoch and Curtin universities attended the ‘Farmer wants a life’ sheep research open day in Katanning in March.