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On 2 October 2020, the Animal Welfare (Transport, Saleyards and Depots) (Cattle and Sheep) Regulations 2020 (Transport Regulations) were gazetted and subsequently introduced in Western Australia.
Sheep producers have been reminded to monitor their flocks for signs of flystrike and to take immediate action to protect the welfare of their animals and flock profitability.
The long running national sheep sire evaluation project, Yardstick, is celebrating its 20th year of operation in Western Australia this year.
Data-driven decision making in the sheep industry has been given a boost, with the popular Sheep Notes reference publication going online.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is reminding producers and transporters to ensure that ewes in late stage pregnancy are not transported.
A $500,000 grants program will help to boost the capacity of Local Governments to prepare for and respond to animal welfare in emergencies.
Sheep producers can optimise lamb and ewe production by weaning lambs no later than 14 weeks after the start of lambing to make the most of pastures before they start to deteriorate in nutritional
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has confirmed further detections of the exotic disease ehrlichiosis in dogs in the State’s north.
Sheepmeat exports from Western Australia reached record values in 2019, according to the latest sheep industry snapshot from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
The State Government recognises the importance of animal welfare to the community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriate standards of care.