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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].

Pig owners play a vital role in maintaining Western Australia's high animal health status and reputation as a producer of quality livestock and livestock products.

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.

Weaners are the most difficult class of sheep to manage effectively, largely because they usually cannot consume enough energy while grazing dry pastures and crop stubbles.

The climate of the south-west of Western Australia and the Western Australian Wheatbelt (termed together as the South West Land Division) is influenced by many global and local climate drivers.

During dry times and drought there are a wide range of alternative feedstuffs that can be used to maintain and grow stock.

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

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

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

This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September 2019 is indicating neutral to wetter conditions for the...

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

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) maintains animal health surveillance and disease control programs to support Western Australia's high animal health status.

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

Technology plays an integral role in ensuring our State’s agricultural sector remains profitable and sustainable.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Animal Pathology, Western Australia (formerly DAFWA Animal Health Laboratories) provides a vari

The eConnected Grainbelt Project continues to have an important presence throughout WA's Grainbelt.

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 covera

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

Managing sheep in  dry spring: for agribusiness professionals event was held in Kojonup, Geraldton and Perth in 2017.

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