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When conducting research on managing your property or starting a new enterprise there are many sources of information from state and local government departments to rural suppliers and industry ass

Western Australian producers can access a variety of subsidies for disease investigations in livestock that will minimise the cost of calling a vet and maximise the benefits.

Soil moisture sensors aid good irrigation management. Good irrigation management gives better crops, uses fewer inputs, and increases profitability.

Identification of livestock is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) Regulations].

Vaccines can prevent a wide range of diseases that cause reduced production, fertility or death in cattle and economic losses to Western Australian producers.

Hendra virus is an emergency animal disease transmitted to horses by flying foxes (fruit bats).

To make sure that any chemical application doesn’t leave you short on protection or break your withholding periods, the Flystrike Chemical Planner (a hand-held paper-based tool) and the Flystrike A

Liver fluke is a parasite of ruminants and is not present in Western Australia.

The National TSE Surveillance Program (NTSESP) conducts surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in cattle and scrapie in sheep.

The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) monitors the distribution of economically important insect-borne viruses of livestock and their vectors.

Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).

Tar vine (Boerhavia coccinea) is found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania.

The importation of livestock into Western Australia and checking of imported livestock at the border is carried out by Quarantine WA (QWA).

Contact details for QWA are outlined below.

Mangoes have been identified as a promising crop for organic production. They are suitable because of a low nitrogen requirement and relatively low incidence of pests and diseases.

Many practices are transferable from a conventional system to an organic system of growing mangoes.

The new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements have commenced and are referred to as the DRFAWA in Western Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi

Western Australia has a well-deserved reputation for producing healthy livestock that are free of diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our markets.

Western Australia has laws that control chemical use on livestock. These laws protect people, animals and the environment from harm, and maintain access to overseas markets.

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.

  

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