The tropical dry season

Whether you are a bushwalker, mountain bike rider, camper, fisher or rock climber, we all have a role to play in protecting Australia’s animals and regional industries from serious diseases.

A range of Federal and State assistance measures are in place to support farmers and pastoralists experiencing hardship, as a result of seasonal pressures.

2019 leading into 2020 has been a difficult season for many farmers and pastoralists throughout Western Australia, with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.

2019 has been a difficult season for many throughout Western Australia with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.

A range of services are in place to support farmers and pastoralists experiencing hardship, as a result of seasonal and financial pressures.

AgMemo October 2019

AgMemo is the department’s flagship newsletter - keeping subscribers across the state up to date with the department’s activities, news and advice. In this edition:

- Research focus on the use of native flies to pollinate horticultural crops
- Support services and resources to assist...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - September/October 2019

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...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - September 2019

Livestock disease investigations protect our markets: Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of particular livestock diseases. The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets summarises recent...

African swine fever is a highly contagious virus that causes high death rates in pigs.

Western Australian producers can access a variety of subsidies for disease investigations in livestock that will minimise the cost of calling a vet and maximise the benefits. These subsidies are designed to support Western Australia's market access and food safety.

Registration of owners and identification of livestock in Western Australia is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) regulations].

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