Winter

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2023

Recent conditions: growing season rainfall (since 1 April) has been decile 1-3 for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD), with some locations still waiting for an autumn break. Rainfall outlook for SWLD for winter, June to August and further ahead, August to October is for below...

Seasonal Climate Outlook May 2023

Rainfall in the South West Land Division, for May to July 2023, is likely to be below average, based on a survey of 20 international models.

Seasonal Climate Outlook April 2023

Rainfall in the South West Land Division, for April to June, is likely to be below average, based on a survey of 22 international models.

Ovine Observer #98 March 2023

In this issue:

1. Sheep abortion and stillbirth investigation at Australian veterinary laboratories
2. A review of the revered Sarah Esme Blumer and her contribution to sheep science
3. Changes in pain relief availability for lamb marking
4. FEED365 and FutureSheep field...

This section answers some frequently asked questions about Extrata.

Ovine Observer #97 December 2022

In this issue:

1. The WA NLIS Sheep and Goat Advisory Group – 12 months on
2. Abortion and lamb mortality between pregnancy scanning and marking for maiden ewes
3. 2021 and 2022 Southern WA sheep reproductive rates based on pregnancy scanning data
4. Making the move to non-...

The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in WA.

Ovine Observer Issue number # 96 October 2022

In this issue:

1. Pregnancy scanning increases profit for all flocks and times of lambing

2. Lower Reproductive Rate and Lamb Survival Contribute to Lower Lamb Marking Rate in Maiden Ewes Compared to Multiparous Ewes

3. Is hemp a suitable forage for sheep?

4. Do you...

High levels of oestrogenic subterranean clovers occur in some medium to high rainfall pastures of Western Australia. These clovers can contribute to problems with sheep reproduction (often referred to as clover disease) that can reduce productivity and profitability of livestock enterprises.

The Western Australian Farming Systems project is a 5 year co-investment by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), undertaking farming systems research and development (R&D) in the medium and low rainfa

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