Ovine Observer

Calling WA sheep producers - Last chance

Are you a sheep producer in WA with more than 500 sheep in the past year? If so, we want to hear from ewe!

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is conducting the 4-yearly Western Australian Sheep Producer Survey to give a fresh snapshot of the State’s billion dollar industry.

This is the fourth survey of its kind conducted by DPIRD and aims to capture an overview of flock dynamics, along with understanding producer intentions and practice change over time. This information is vital in guiding future research and development programs to help support a progressive and thriving sheep industry.

Survey questions relate to general flock demographics, breeding and selection, reproductive rates, use of labour-saving devices, participation in capability building activities and changes in management practices including carbon accounting.

The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete. All information will remain anonymous, and a summary report of survey results will be provided. Completed surveys will also go in the draw to win one of five $100 fuel vouchers.

The survey is being conducted via telephone and online. You may be contacted by an independent marketing company, Ipsos, to complete a phone survey or you may receive an email link via DPIRD. You can complete the survey now and view previous reports by visiting

Click here to complete the WA sheep producer survey now.

Online survey closes 30 June 2022.