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

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AgMemo December 2017

DPIRD transition on track
Better bee biosecurity
Department supports indigenous communities
Rangelands Report Card now available
WA Open for Business rebranded
Plan to manage Tomato potato psyllid (TPP)
Keep an eye out for these pests
Featured staff member...

Applications are now open for the Potato Industry Assistance Grants program to support growth opportunities for the Western Australian potato industry.

Fit to Trade - November edition

The Fit to trade bulletin promotes government and industry partnership across the biosecurity systems that protect and enable WA's livestock businesses to trade into domestic and international markets.

The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) describes Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of livestock. NLIS has been operational for cattle, sheep and goats for some years and, from 1 February 2018, will also apply to pigs.

 ‘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 local cooperation are needed to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Food Industry Innovation│November 2017 │volume 4

Read the following articles: Key opportunities unveiled for WA premium food, Market trend report goes regional, Survey explores Great Southern food growth, Producer profile: James McKeown - Whipper Snapper Distillery, Producer profile: Matt Wilson - Wilson Brewing Company, Business workshops to...

Opportunities for WA fruits can be built by identifying export markets with the best potential return, underpinned by demand.

Monday, 23 October 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

The Mowanjum Field Day will showcase outcomes and lessons learnt from the 'stand and graze' irrigation trial over the past two years, including fertigation, irrigation, grazing, cattle management and economic analysis. 

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - veterinarian edition - August/September 2017

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia as well as diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we...


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