AgMemo - Livestock news, February 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....

Watch out for these livestock diseases in WA this month

Certain livestock diseases are more common in particular seasonal conditions and times of year.

Stock brand registration update

DPIRD's Stock Brands office is experiencing a high demand in re-registering stock brands and processing new applications and as a result, there have been delays with some brands not being re-registered before their expiry date.

Sheep management in dry conditions

Dry conditions over summer and autumn months can result in a deficit in feed available on farm for livestock, which can cause sheep to lose condition unless adequately managed.

NLIS introduced for pigs

Australian state and territory governments have introduced mandatory National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) requirements for pigs.

Get the answers to your LPA questions at Woolorama

Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) representatives will be at Wagin Woolorama on 9-10 March to explain the recent changes to strengthen the LPA accreditation system.

Sampling kits at Woolorama to help producers

Lamb producers attending Wagin Woolorama on 9-10 March will be able to pick up a free sampling kit from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development display.

LCU appointment and training to benefit animal welfare

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is building a highly skilled and experienced team to work in its Livestock Compliance Unit (LCU) to strive for better animal welfare outcomes.

Managing sub clover red leaf syndrome in season 2018

Sub clover is the most widely used annual pasture legume in Western Australia with around eight million hectares sown.

Farmer wants a life

‘Farmer wants a life’ is the theme of the Sheep research open day, being held at the Katanning Research Facility next month.