Livestock lobby groups are pushing for a mandatory Australia-wide electronic identification system for sheep, cattle and goats as part of a “once in a generation” bid to improve traceability.
Better internet coverage will be rolled out to more than 1400 households and businesses across the central Wheatbelt thanks to a $2.61 million Federal cash injection.
Adam Poulsen and Isabel Vieira
The fallout has continued over Federal Labor’s plan to ban live sheep exports, with more MPs and industry players emerging from the woodwork to slam the contentious policy.
West Australian abattoirs are grappling with a major processing backlog caused by a chronic labour shortage, with bookings backed up for up to six weeks, according to industry insiders.
Apiary enthusiasts will have the chance to quiz experts and see honey traced from the hive to the jar as part of World Bee Day celebrations in the Perth CBD on Friday.
Transport industry bodies are calling on the Federal Government to fund emergency response training for truckies, after a study found they were often the first on the scene at horror crashes on regional roads.
The welfare of Australian livestock is being compromised by overzealous and “poorly implemented” regulatory intervention from the veterinary medicines watchdog, according to Sheep Producers Australia.
Farmers and dairy industry representatives from across the State gathered in the South West on Thursday for a day exploring all the latest updates, new technologies and innovations being embraced by the sector.
A 1004kg Hereford bull has sold for a record price of $130,000 at a sale in Wodonga, Victoria, with a Queensland cattle breeder the proud new owner.
An already-announced $25 million commitment for a three-year research partnership formed the agricultural centrepiece of this year’s State Budget, with WA Labor lambasted for having “little” else set aside.
A Perth-based startup has developed a new methane-busting feed supplement it claims marks a “significant leap forward” in the quest to make the livestock industry more environmentally sustainable.
Ord farmer Fritz Bolten says this is the year he will sink his teeth into a global scholarship program after two years of pandemic-related challenges, including border closures and a bout of COVID-19.
Australia's farming sector will see cost increases across the board in 2022 due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to a new report.
Pockets of bushland throughout the State’s farming regions are beginning to bloom, as the weird, wacky and wonderful orchids WA has to offer begin to emerge.
The Federal shadow agriculture minister has come clean on Labor’s live export policy, confirming the party’s plan to ban the live sheep trade but failing to outline how WA farmers would be compensated.
Live export has exploded onto the election scene, with Federal Labor’s controversial plan to ban the live sheep trade dividing MPs and confirming the worst fears of WA farmers.
Adam Poulsen, Cally Dupe and Peter Law
A team of international scientists has discovered a way to produce higher quality wheat, which could increase protein content by up to 25 per cent.
Established in 1999 — the same year WA became Australia’s biggest producer of canola — the Agricultural Hall of Fame pays tribute to renowned agricultural achievers.
A major outbreak of foot and mouth disease sweeping Indonesia may have originated from infected goats smuggled from neighbouring Malaysia, Australian authorities say.
There’s been plenty to celebrate at Muresk Institute this month, with a new $800,000 shearing shed unveiled as construction begins on a “state-of-the-art” $9.1m Specialist Agriculture Machinery training centre.
An historic timber mill in the South West will shut its doors as the first victim of the State Government’s policy to ban native logging, leaving the community of Greenbushes without one of its major employers.
Adam Poulsen, Kate Purnell & Amy Johnston
Pastoralists in the State’s north have been left rattled by Federal Labor’s proposal to ban live sheep exports despite assurances the party will not come for the cattle trade if elected on May 21.
The Opposition is ramping up calls for the State Government to dedicate funds to upgrading passive rail level crossings, saying it is time WA tipped in some of its “record surplus” to help save lives.
The risk of foot and mouth disease spreading to Australia “remains low” after a major outbreak was reported in Indonesia last week, authorities say.
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