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Southern edition Issue 1 | January 2017

 
 

Producers reminded to ensure their stock brand and PIC are current

Livestock producers are reminded that to own and move or trade livestock, a valid brand and property identification code (PIC) are required to avoid delays at saleyards and processors. Producers who do not renew their brand on time are automatically deregistered, meaning they are unable to sell or move stock legally. Read more...

 

Stubble grazing over summer - tips and tricks

Stubbles are the major feed source for sheep during the summer-autumn period. There are some general principles for managing livestock grazing stubbles. Read more...

 
 

Grower Group R&D Grant Program closing soon

DAFWA is encouraging WA-based agribusinesses to apply for the Grower Group R&D Grant Program before it closes on 10 February 2017. Read more...

 
 

Prevent antibiotic resistance in animals and people

The livestock industry can attain a potential marketing advantage if we can demonstrate that our food animals are mostly free of resistance to important antibiotics. Read more...

 
 
 

Topsoil slotting - an opportunity if deep ripping in 2017

Topsoil slotting is a technique being developed to move topsoil and other soil amendments down the soil profile into the subsoil while deep ripping. Read more...

 
 
 

Common runlines for machinery in CTF system

Developing a fully matched Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) system based on wide seeders such as 60ft/18m is a challenge facing many growers. Read more...

 
 

Sheep supply chain approach broadens student knowledge of industry

In the lead up to Australia Day, Katanning’s Kobeelya Conference Centre played host to the inaugural Sheep Meat Value Chain training program. Read more...

 
 
 

Field walk provides glimpse of wine varieties for the future

Wine grape varieties being evaluated to meet changing climatic conditions and consumer trends were inspected at a recent field walk. Read more...

 
 
 

Dr David Hughes international speaker in Western Australia

Food and beverage supply chain companies will benefit from the expertise of Professor David Hughes when he presents in Manjimup and Mandurah. Read more...



Author: Department of Agriculture and Food