AgMemo - Livestock news, June 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...

Manage aphids to manage sub clover red leaf syndrome

Producers are being advised to check their pastures this winter and spring for aphids that might infect sub clover plants with a virus that causes the red leaf syndrome.

Targeted surveillance under way for Johne’s disease in cattle

A targeted surveillance program is underway to determine if Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle is present in Western Australia.

Producer fined for footrot quarantine breach

A WA sheep producer has been prosecuted for failing to comply with a quarantine notice under the State’s Biosecurity and Agricultural Management Act 2007 following the detection of virulent footrot in his sheep flock.

Case a reminder to prevent ingrown horns

A landholder in the Shire of Toodyay was fined $18 000 in Perth Magistrates Court in May after pleading guilty to four charges of cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2002, relating to two rams with ingrown horns.

Aboriginal women driving change in the WA beef industry

Aboriginal cattle stations are expected to reap benefits from current information on grazing and business management, nutrition and ecology presented at the Indigenous Cattlemen’s Workshop and Beef2018 events held recently in Rockhampton.