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).
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).
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
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.