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There are many different grazing methods used to improve productivity, maintain desirable pasture species and reduce land degradation.
As a landholder it is important to plan ahead for the coming season.
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
The genetic potential of pigs can have a major influence on the productivity and profitability of a pig enterprise.
Pigs encounter humans in varying degrees on farm and at the abattoir. The consequence of pigs being handled negatively before slaughter is a reduction in pork quality.
Arthritis means inflammation in one or more joints. In sheep, it is usually the result of bacterial infection.
Photosensitisation is inflammation of the skin, and occasionally the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye.
Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.
Western Australia has laws to control chemical use on trade animals. These laws protect people, animals and the environment from harm.
Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.
Some of the world’s safest meat, milk and fibre products are produced here in Western Australia. WA farmers produce safe food by keeping their livestock free of harmful residues.
Mature cow weights have increased over the last 10-20 years due to genetic progress.
Older recommendations used for target heifer joining weights may no longer be appropriate.
Annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) is an often fatal poisoning of livestock that consume annual ryegrass infected by the bacterium Rathayibacter toxicus (formerly known as Clavibacter tox
Ovine campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease of breeding ewes causing abortion in late pregnancy. It is caused by the bacteria Campylobacter fetus ssp. fetus.
The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are kno
Preventing lead residues in livestock protects human food safety and Western Australia's ongoing access to international markets.
Pigs are much more sensitive to heat than other animals so during periods of hot weather it is important to look at ways to reduce heat stress.
The persistent nature of organochlorine (OC) residues in soils is an ongoing issue for livestock producers. Cattle are the most susceptible to the accumulation of OC residues.
Newcastle disease is a severe viral disease of poultry and other birds.
All ruminants (including sheep, cattle and goats) require cobalt in their diet for the synthesis of vitamin B12.