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Western Australia's access to livestock and livestock product export markets, worth about $2 billion annually, relies on Australia being free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

Transition to a system of organic mango production will vary according to your situation and current management system.

WA producers and others involved in the dairy, grain/seed, hay, sheep or goat industries or supply chains are encouraged to apply for membership to the Industry Funding Scheme (IFS) Management Comm

Whether you are a bushwalker, mountain bike rider, camper, fisher or rock climber, we all have a role to play in protecting Australia’s animals and regional industries from serious diseases.

Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious disease of pigs caused by a pestivirus. The disease only affects pigs and is exotic to Australia.

Preventing lead residues in livestock protects human food safety and Western Australia's ongoing access to international markets.

Producing chickens or eggs on land treated or contaminated with organochlorines (OC) is not recommended for domestic consumption or commercial purposes.

Fire, flood and drought can result in large numbers of dead farm animals which need to be disposed of safely.

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

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.

The poultry biosecurity checklist summarises the actions needed to protect your poultry and the Western Australian poultry industry from the devastating effects of emergency diseases such as avian

Under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013, all movements of livestock must be accompanied by a valid waybill. 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) approved procedure for detection of trematode eggs and Eimeria leuckarti sedimentation method (FEST) on faecal samples.

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.

Western Australia is free of most of the significant diseases that affect animals in other parts of the world.

Newcastle disease is a severe viral disease of poultry and other birds.

Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by an influenza virus.

2019 has been a difficult season for many throughout Western Australia with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.

The demand for high value agricultural produce continues to increase and provides great opportunities to Australian agriculture.

In Western Australia, all owners of livestock are legally required to register with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Brands Office.

  

Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 5:05am