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The way the sheep enterprise is managed, including infrastructure and the pasture system, will influence the profitability of the enterprise and be reflected in the cost of production and the labou

Sheep pregnancy scanning occurs at around 90 days after joining and is performed by a skilled operator using an ultrasound scanner.

Use this tool to determine the impact on flock structure over six years of changes made to retaining or selling classes of sheep or changing the weaning ratio.

Reproduction rates (foetuses per ewe joined) across the WA flock vary hugely and  depend on seasonal conditions and nutrition.  Marking rates in 2017 across the agricultural region for Merinos was

Selling or changing breeding numbers can have a profound impact on the on-going structure of the flock.  It is important to determine the changes to the flock over many years to understand the impa

Itch mites are small, barely visible parasites of sheep; they live on the skin surface and cause rubbing and fleece chewing in a small proportion of infested animals.

Use this tool to view the latest pregnancy scanning rates (reproductive rate) of WA sheep flocks.  Choose to see the whole data set or refine the results to show by time of lambing, by year or by s

Two officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have been awarded a 2020 Churchill Fellowship award.

Producers are reminded to remove or fence off items containing lead from grazing paddocks following several recent cattle deaths on two South-West properties.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is leading a national study to examine improved traceability systems for plant produce. 

Western Australian Agrifood Export eNews is a weekly e-newsletter from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development which provides up-to-date news related to agrifood and fisheries

On 19 August 2020, the Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

A program to rid Narrogin and surrounds of the invasive weed boneseed has made major inroads, after more than a decade of work.

The DPIRD Diagnostic and Laboratory Services (DDLS) is an amalgamation of DPIRD plant and animal laboratory and inspection services.

Oct 2020
25 September 2020

DPIRD Katanning ‘Science of the Merino’ Sheep Field Day

Preventing wind erosion to optimise soil productivity and profitability next season starts now, according to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Be mindful of chemical withholding periods if spraying for native budworm
Russian wheat aphid webinar recording can now be viewed
Fusarium crown rot
Upper canopy infection of...

PestFax is an interactive reporting service delivered by DPIRD, providing risk alerts, current information and advice on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt

The role of the Rural Business Development Corporation (RBDC) is to properly and fairly administer assistance schemes for the rural sector on behalf of the State and delivers other services for the



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