Livestock & animals

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supply chain support, research and development and rigorous biosecurity systems underpin the economic success of Western Australia’s livestock industries. In 2011/12, the WA livestock industries contributed 26% of the state’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry production, worth approximately $2 billion at the farm gate.

WA is a world leader in live exports, super fine wool production and dryland sheep and grain systems. Both cattle and sheep systems are focused on export markets to Asia and the Middle East. WA also has innovative, world-class integrated dairy and pork industries meeting local and South East Asian demand for safe, fresh milk and pork. The WA poultry industry is growing strongly as a result of increasing domestic consumption.

Global demand for high-quality, safe animal protein and products produced according to high animal welfare standards will continue to rise in coming years. Increasingly DAFWA will partner with industry -- locally, nationally and internationally -- in transformational business projects to capitalise on this demand.

Articles

  • Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • The Industry Grants for International Competitiveness (IGIC) program is a component of the 

  • Congratulations to the below list of recipients for Grower Group Research and Development (R&D) Grants Round Two, part of the Agriculture Sciences Research and Development Fund, made possible b

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

  • Organic farming is a popular pursuit especially for small landholders interested in sustainable production.

  • Grants of up to $1 million are currently being finalised for the construction of up to two (2) domestic cattle holding yards, to adjoin existing export-accredited depots in the Kimberley region tha

  • WA's first Signature Dish was chosen on WA Day, Monday 2 June.

    The winning dish was lamb cutlets with a lupin-based crust, accompanied by a sweet potato salad with Moroccan flavours.

Filter by search

Filter by topic