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

  • The Sheep research, development and innovation plan 2018-2025 will set out the investment priorities and the ways of working for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPI

  • Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestimun) is a subtropical perennial grass with spring to autumn growth.

  • Feel like you’re dealing with your flock around the clock? Maybe it’s time to get yourself a better deal.

  • The Final Tranche of recipients has been announced, as part of Round One of the State Government's successful Digital Farm Grants Program.

  • On 11 October 2017, amendments to the Animal Welfare Act 2002 (the Act) were introduced to State Parliament via the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill). On 20 November 2018, the

  • A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.

  • Examination of agricultural regions of Victoria where lamb backgrounding is established suggests that there is some potential for the high-rainfall south west region of Western Australia to profita

  • The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) describes Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of livestock.

  •  ‘One Health’ is an internationally supported approach that recognises that the health and well-being of animals, people and the environment are closely linked and that international, national and

  • The demand for high value agricultural produce continues to increase and provides great opportunity to Australian agriculture.

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