Mid West

Ovine Observer Issue number # 93 September 2021

In this issue:

1. Inheritance of breech strike, neck wrinkles, dags and breech cover over the lifetime of crutched Merino ewes in a Mediterranean environment

2. Tools to reduce the risk of flystrike in sheep on your farm

3. Southern WA sheep reproductive rates based on...

Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) is a beetle native to Southeast Asia. The beetle attacks a wide range of plants by tunnelling into trunks, stems and branches.

Seasonal Climate Outlook September 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for spring, September to November 2021 is indicating more than 60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) of Western Australia provides independent, evidence-based advice to the Minister for Agriculture and Food, who is responsible for animal welfare regulation.

The Pantry Blitz 2021 was such a success that registrations are now being taken in preparation for next year’s general surveillance biosecurity program!

The Primary Industries Development Research Highlights 2021 showcases the breadth and depth of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s research and development activities over the past several years.

Many exotic insect pests, not established in Western Australia (WA), are expert stowaways!

These destructive pests love to hide and ride and can cross our borders undetected in shipping containers and freight, as well as anything imported.

Need to grow your business, attract investment or raise capital?

Join one of our free or low-cost business skill building workshops across regional and metropolitan Western Australia.

Seasonal Climate Outlook, August 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for August to October 2021 is indicating more than 60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

The Southern Rangelands Revitalisation project is a State Government investment to support pastoralists to improve rangeland condition and livestock profitability in WA’s southern rangelands.

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