The tropical dry season

A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.

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AgMemo June 2018

Season 2018 webpage: one-stop-shop for broadacre information and advice
Biosecurity funding schemes to tackle pest threats
Soils Ministerial Advisory Committee makes progress
Expressions of interest open to join a soil testing program
Why we must act on Gamba Grass now

The aim of the eConnected Grainbelt Project is to make a real difference to growers’ businesses and the grains industry.

The project team has assisted with the development of a series of state-of-the-art tools to help you grow your farm business and increase your profits.

There are a variety of possible causes of diarrhoea in adult cattle and they are often different to the common causes of diarrhoea, or scours, in calves. If diarrhoea is causing a production loss in your herd, it is important to try to define the problem and then diagnose the underlying cause.

The Northern Australia Biosecurity Surveillance (NABS) project is a coordinated surveillance program to enhance the early detection of exotic disease incursions and to provide sufficient surveillance information to underpin proof of freedom from trade-sensitive diseases in northern Australia.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - April 2018

Calling a vet to investigate diseases protects 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...

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has taken action to protect Western Australia’s citrus growers from the threat of citrus canker following confirmation that the disease has been detected on three properties in the State's north, linked to plants imported from the Nort

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has created the following guide to assist vets to collect appropriate samples during livestock disease investigations. Correct sampling will increase the likelihood of a definitive diagnosis.

The Veterinary sample packaging guide was developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), Western Australia, to assist veterinarians to package biological samples appropriately for laboratory submission.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) maintains animal health surveillance and disease control programs to support Western Australia's high animal health status. These programs rely on the ongoing support and engagement of producers and private vets. 

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