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Some pests and diseases are present in, and currently confined to, specific parts of Western Australia and are not found throughout the rest of the State.

Fifteen Internet of Things (IoT) Program projects are now live across the state!

The Animal Biosecurity and Welfare program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) manages evidence-based systems to maintain and verify our high animal health,

Fifteen projects have shared in $582,800 in funding through the eConnected Grainbelt Project’s WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program.

Registration of owners and identification of livestock in Western Australia is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) R

Some pig owners may not be aware that feeding meat and meat products to pigs is illegal in Australia because it could introduce devastating diseases to pigs and other livestock.

Western Australia has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.

In Australia it is illegal to feed animal matter to cattle, sheep, goats, deer, alpacas and other ruminant animals. These restrictions are a key part of Australia's ruminant feed ban.

The principle of regenerative agriculture and regenerative pastoralism is to enhance natural ecosystem services, resulting in sustainable production, an improved natural resource base, healthy nutr

The Western Australian Government recognises the value of animal welfare to the community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriate standards of care.

The fall armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a plant pest that can damage a wide variety of crops.

Introducing new plants to an area can have positive and negative effects on the environment, economy and community.

Farm Finance (FFCLS) and Drought (DCLS) Concessional Loans Schemes were established and funded by the Australian Government and are administered on behalf of the Western Australian Government by th

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development uses land-use planning to ensure that land and water resources are available for agriculture and food businesses to expand and grow.

The border controls outlined below for Johne’s disease (JD) susceptible stock entering Western Australia were implemented by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) on

C-strain of Johne's disease (JD) in cattle is not known to be present in Western Australia.

The State Government has made a $5 million investment in further Doppler technology as part of the $75 million Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Fund to provide complete Doppler radar coverage

The table below provides suggested maximum velocities of surface water flow on various soils. This information can be used when designing surface water management structures.

DPIRD works with a range of groups who have a role in responding to animal welfare issues during emergencies, to build the State’s capacity and capability to protect animals during any emergency.

The International Competitiveness Co-investment Fund (ICCF) is a major grant program of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) made possible by investment from the We

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