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Applications are now open for the Potato Industry Assistance Grants program to support growth opportunities for the Western Australian potato industry.
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A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.
Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.
The demand for high value agricultural produce continues to increase and provides great opportunities to Australian agriculture.
Australia is free of many infectious horse diseases, sparing horse owners from costly disease control. The occurrence of an emergency horse disease could severely restrict horse movements, racing a
The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) describes Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of livestock.
Cyclones, storms and floods can result in loss of harvest or livestock, increased susceptibility of livestock to disease, contamination of water bodies, land degradation through wind and water eros
Western Australia has a reputation for producing healthy livestock free from diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our ability to sell livestock within Australia or overseas.
Longans (Dimocarpus longan) is a member of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) which includes lychee and rambutan.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Animal Pathology, Western Australia (formerly DAFWA Animal Health Laboratories) provides a vari
Liver fluke is a parasite of ruminants and is not present in Western Australia.
Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections in humans and animals caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses.
Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.
The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are kno
‘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
This web page provides a summary of the key points about how the Johne's Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) applies to Western Australian cattle producers.
Opportunities for WA fruits can be built by identifying export markets with the best potential return, underpinned by demand.
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
Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.