Regional and Seasonal content

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

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 assi

Measurements of water quality and quantity are required for effective planning and monitoring of water supplies for livestock.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) provides this information to support managers and others suffering from the effects of fire on the farm.

Owning livestock on a small property can be for production, pets, lawnmowers or just for lifestyle.

Are you a small landholder who owns cattle, sheep, horses, goats, buffalo, deer, pigs, alpacas or llamas?

Do you only own one of these animals that you regard as a pet?

Agistment is an option for removing livestock from a property, for a number of reasons – after a fire, when paddock feed is inadequate, to spell pastures, or to finish livestock for sale on better

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) plays a major role in addressing the impact of frost on WA growers through a combination of on-farm research and development ac

Frost is difficult to manage. It has a significant economic and emotional impact on the whole community.

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
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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) was a partner in the Midlands Groundwater and Land Assessment Water For Food project that investigated areas suitable for new i

Key achievements

The Sheep research, development and innovation plan 2018-2025 will set out the investment priorities and the ways of working for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPI

All livestock owners and beekeepers within Western Australia (WA) must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Mov

The Lamb Survival Initiative was a program run through the former Sheep Business Innovation Project, which allowed sheep producers to explore the reproductive opportunities and limits within the ew

To produce potatoes with high specific gravity follow good agronomic practices.  Use high quality seed of the correct variety.  Plant the variety at the right spacing and time of year.

The olive lace bug, Froggattia olivinia, is native to eastern Australia. It has become established in the olive growing regions of Western Australia.

Are you considering using a different wheat variety in your rotation this season? Do you know which herbicides are likely to affect the potential yield of the crop?

Silver grass is an annual grass occurring in both cropping and grazing regions across Australia. There are several species, the most common being Vulpia myuros and V. bromoides.

Rouse is a mid to late flowering variety of the waterlogging-tolerant “white-seeded” yanninicum subspecies of sub clover.

Saline lands in Western Australia (WA) often suffer winter waterlogging, with the levels of salinity and depth to watertable varying markedly both spatially and between seasons.

  

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