South West

Seasonal Climate Outlook January 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for January to February 2019 is indicating mixed chances of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD). Due to the current US Government shutdown, data sets...

Animal welfare regulation - December 2018

The Animal welfare regulation newsletter provides information on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s role in ensuring that all livestock receive appropriate standards of care, and on the latest developments in animal welfare policies and standards.

Ovine Observer January 2019

This edition includes articles on:
WA Sheep producer survey results for 2018
Lamb survival initiative results for 2017
Dry ageing sheep meat for a premium product
How important is odour in attracting blowflies?
South West Western Australia Sheep density

Wine Industry Newsletter

In this edition of the Wine Industry Newsletter read about study of cold-chain logistics, research examining links between virus and Gingin Chardonnay clone, pest and disease seminars, international wine tourism strategy, WA viticulturist of the year, 2018 Gladstones trophy winner and upcoming...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - November - December 2018

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - November - December 2018

Calling a vet to investigate disease protects our markets: The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to investigate diseases when they occur provides...

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assist growers and regional communities make more-informed decisions.

There are multiple causes of infertility, abortion and stillbirths in cows. These include some diseases that are exotic to Western Australia and some zoonotic diseases.

Seasonal Climate Outlook December 2018

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating generally a neutral, 40-60%, chance of exceeding median rainfall for summer, December 2018 to February 2019 for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

Presentations on recent activities of the national project, Pests and diseases of truffles and their host trees in Australia, were given at the Australian Truffle Grower Association (ATGA) annual conference in Medlow Bath, NSW in September 2018.

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