In this edition...
Making sure your rams and ewes are healthy and in good condition in the lead up to joining, is vital to get the best reproductive performance out of your flock.
It is more cost effective to feed early and less, rather than leave it too late and feed more to keep your weaned lambs growing slowly from the first day of summer.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) livestock inspectors are increasing their surveillance of sale yards, abattoirs and export depots to ensure stock are tagged and earmarked correctly to ensure traceability.
Cattle producers in the shires of Albany, Denmark and Plantagenet have the opportunity to join a new cattle surveillance network and keep up to date with cattle health issues in the area.
Producers are reminded to follow biosecurity protocols when bringing sheep onto their properties, to protect their flocks from virulent footrot.
A ‘masterclass’ workshop for small Aboriginal businesses in the Kimberley was run throughout October to provided an overview of the pastoral industry for managers, workers and directors of Aboriginal pastoral businesses.
More than 40 people braved the warm and humid conditions of the impending wet season build-up to attend the Northern Beef Development team’s mosaic agriculture field walk on 13 November.
Critical amendments to the Animal Welfare Act 2002 (the Act) passed both houses of Parliament in November, paving the way for the implementation of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines in Western Australia.