Mid West

In May 2019, Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the independent panel that would oversee a public review of the operation and effectiveness of the Animal Welfare Act 2002 (the Act).

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - May 2019

Livestock disease investigations protect our markets: Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of particular livestock diseases. The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets summarises recent...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - May 2019

Calling a vet to investigate disease protects our markets: The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to investigate diseases when they occur provides...

The State Government has invested $28 million in Doppler Radar technology.

Funding of $23 million was provided to install three new Doppler radars across the WA Wheatbelt located at Newdegate, South Doodlakine and Watheroo.

Feral cats are the same species as domestic cats, but survive in the wild without human reliance or contact. They are a declared species under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act).

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for winter, June to August 2019 and June to October 2019 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the grainbelt. Most (80%) of...

Much of the Western Australia's wheatbelt has experienced a very dry 2018–2019 summer leaving very little stored moisture at present (DPIRD, May seasonal report 2019). Yield potential varies significantly between locations in Western Australia. This article uses the Agricultural Production System

AgMemo May 2019

AgMemo is the department’s flagship  newsletter - keeping subscribers across the state up to date with the department’s activities, news and advice. In this edition: 2019 dry season resources; expert for a day, state barrier fence Albany extension; Curtin Ignition scholarships. Click through to...

Pastures from Space estimates green feed on offer (FOO) and the pasture growth rate (PGR). FOO is the above-ground green pasture biomass expressed as kg/ha and PGR is the current rate of pasture growth in kg/ha per day. The information comes from the MODIS satellite.

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