Livestock research & development

To support the economic development of the livestock industries, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development undertakes a range of research and development activities in collaboration with producers, other research groups and industry.

Much of this research is undertaken on a co-funded basis supported by the relevant research and development corporations, Federal government or private industry. Where appropriate, this research is undertaken on farm or, in the case of more basic research, undertaken at one of the department's research stations: 

  • Great Southern Agriculture Research Institute, Katanning (sheep)
  • Mount Barker Research Station (sheep)
  • Medina Research Station (pigs and sheep)
  • Vasse Research Station (dairy).

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  • Researchers and supervisors from Western Australian universities are invited to apply for WA sheep industry scholarships.

  • This Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) subproject is developing the necessary operations and infrastructure to support the existing facilities at the Katanning Research Facility (KRF) which

  • The Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) on-farm technology pilot group is a group of mixed-enterprise producers who run a sheep enterprise and have implemented devices and systems to improve

  • More Sheep was a partnership initiative between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) and the Sheep Industry Leadership Council (SILC) to address the critical issue of t

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) leads a project that supports the sheep industry to capitalise on growing markets for sheep products.

  • Growing global demand for Australian beef products, driven primarily by Asian countries, presents opportunities to expand livestock production and value add in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of

  • Sheep Updates was a leading event for the Western Australian sheepmeat and wool industries. A one day gala event was held in Perth every two years and regional updates were held in the alternate ye

  • Our vision is a profitable and sustainable future for all sectors of the Western Australian (WA) pork industry underpinned by four strategic goals: increase consum

  • The information nucleus flock was established by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre in 2007 to transform wool and meat production of the Australian sheep industry to develop more accurate breedi

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) aims to assist the development of sustainable and enduring beef supply chains in Western Australia.

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