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The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) describes Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of livestock.
The demand for high value agricultural produce continues to increase and provides great opportunities to Australian agriculture.
Longans (Dimocarpus longan) is a member of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) which includes lychee and rambutan.
Fire, flood and drought can result in large numbers of dead farm animals which need to be disposed of safely.
Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).
Western Australia exports about 80% of its livestock and livestock product annually.
The Farm Finance Concessional Loan Scheme (FFCLS) is an Australian Government initiative.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will hold the 2018 Western Australian Horticulture Update at Crown Convention Centre on August 16 and August 17.
The border controls outlined below for Johne’s disease (JD) susceptible stock entering Western Australia were implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (now the Depar
Western Australia's (WA) climate has changed over the last century, particularly over the last 50 years. Average temperature has risen about 1°C.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, has produced a visual guide to assist in carrying out a thorough ruminant animal post-mortem.
Vaccines can prevent a wide range of diseases that cause reduced production, fertility or death in cattle and economic losses to Western Australian producers.
Western Australia is free of many diseases that are endemic to other areas in Australia.
Johne’s disease (JD) is an incurable infectious disease of ruminants including cattle, sheep, goats, alpaca and deer. It causes chronic diarrhoea and wasting, which eventually leads to death.
WA horticulture industries are well positioned to capture the growing demand and opportunities in the overseas market.
Managing farm biosecurity following a fire, flood or dry season is a balance of caring for livestock and paddocks while limiting the introduction of new pests, diseases or weeds onto the property.
SheepMAP is a market assurance program designed to provide producers with a source of sheep which are at low risk of having ovine Johne's disease (OJD). The program is a voluntary scheme.
A key component of live animal exports is the health certification that demonstrates to the importing country that the livestock meet market requirements.
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 following resources have been produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to assist veterinarians in selecting and preparing samples and conducting livesto