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Five-day foot bathing is a treatment option that can be used as a disease reduction measure in winter, spring, or at the start of summer to treat clinically mild forms of footrot in sheep.
Sheep producers whose properties have received unseasonably high rainfall in recent weeks should adjust their management programs to protect their stock from nutrition losses and toxic weeds.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has commenced the extension of the State Barrier Fence eastwards from its current termination point near Ravensthorpe, extendin
Grazing annual pastures in autumn can potentially lead to a significant reduction in pasture seedling density, especially within the first 12 days after the break of season.
Dry pastures in Western Australia provide good early feed after senescence but rapidly become unable to maintain stock.
Slender iceplant, Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum, is a small, succulent, winter-growing annual weed, most common in the eastern Wheatbelt.
Supplementary feeding sheep with grain, hay or silage is necessary when pastures or stubbles are deficient in energy and protein.
Applying nitrogen fertiliser to pasture in winter can increase dry matter production of grasses and broadleaf weeds and help reduce feed shortages in winter.
The productivity of sheep is largely governed by the amount of pasture they eat and this is influenced by the quantity of the pasture on offer and its quality.
Grazing management in winter and spring can be used to manipulate the quality and quantity of pasture as well as composition, increase animal production efficiency and achieve production targets, r