South West

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund, supported by State Government investment through the Royalties for Regions program, is designed to support investment in new projects or expansion opportunities by value adding

Seasonal Climate Outlook February 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for February to April 2019 is indicating generally neutral chances (40-60%) of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - January 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 - January 2019

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and 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...

DPIRD staff have completed the planning and background work, with construction about to begin on upgrading the State's coastal radar network to make Western Australia's weather monitoring service the best in Australia.

Fit to trade bulletin January 2019

The Fit to trade bulletin promotes government and industry partnership across the biosecurity systems that protect and enable Western Australia's livestock businesses to trade into domestic and international markets.

Seasonal Climate Outlook January 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for January to February 2019 is indicating mixed chances of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD). Due to the current US Government shutdown, data sets...

Animal welfare regulation - December 2018

The Animal welfare regulation newsletter provides information on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s role in ensuring that all livestock receive appropriate standards of care, and on the latest developments in animal welfare policies and standards.

Ovine Observer January 2019

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
How important is odour in attracting blowflies?
South West Western Australia Sheep density

Taking experimental measurements can be labour intensive and time consuming, in addition the methods chosen must be repeatable (regardless of operator) with small degrees of error.

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