The tropical wet season

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

The project team has developed a series of state-of-the-art tools to help you grow your farm business and help you raise your profits.

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.

Yellow-winged locusts (Gastrimargus musicus) are native insects, distinguished by bright yellow wings, they are 35-50mm in length when mature and make a distinctive clicking noise when flying. Adult swarms of yellow-winged locusts are infrequent and generally localised.

The following procedure is designed to aid veterinarians when taking histopathology samples for livestock post-mortems. A printable PDF version is available for download on the right hand side of the page.

Managing farm biosecurity following a fire, flood or dry season is a balance of caring for livestock and paddocks while limiting the introduction of new pests, diseases or weeds onto the property.

Fire, flood and drought can result in large numbers of dead farm animals which need to be disposed of safely. This webpage is designed to support farm managers to dispose of dead livestock in a way that manages the hazard to human and animal health, farm biosecurity and the environment. 

WA Livestock Outlook - for vets - February 2018

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia as well as 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 we...

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

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

Select articles of interest to you from the right hand menu of this page or view the main AgMemo newsletter by searching 'AgMemo'.

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