Three recent Dairy Industry Updates provided WA dairy farmers the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in industry products and services, and gave attendees insights into how the national peak body for dairy, Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF), and WAFarmers were working to benefit all members. The events, held in Boyanup, Metricup and Harvey, saw […]
The decision by national milk processor Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) to invest $40 million over the next three years towards upgrades at the Bentley plant in Perth has been applauded by WAFarmers Dairy Council. President Phil Depiazzi said it represented a large investment in processing in WA, which instilled confidence and demonstrated commitment to […]
Consumers will be able to support local farming when WAFarmers launches its own brand of milk later this year – the first household staple to be available in WA for the direct benefit of local farmers. The landmark initiative will see a portion of proceeds from sales of the milk used to support the farming […]
Registrations are still open for 2014 State Biosecurity Forum, Western Australia. To secure your place, please ensure your registration form is submitted by Wednesday, 26 November 2014. A registration form confirming your attendance can be downloaded at agric.wa.gov.au/events/2014-state-biosecurity-forum. This forum provides an opportunity for those with a keen interest in maintaining and protecting WA’s agricultural […]
Recent rainfall and hail across the wheatbelt has heightened weed management issues for grain growers over the summer and into next season. Department of Agriculture and Food research officer Alex Douglas has urged growers to assess their paddocks before or during harvest to determine what weed control measures are required. Ms Douglas said the late […]
Farmers are being reminded to ensure their farm business are WorkSafe compliant as random inspections are being carried out across various industries. Worksafe is the government agency which enforces the Occupational Safety & Health Act and Regulations for Western Australian workplaces, which includes farms. Occupational safety and health laws in Western Australia apply to all […]
Western Australian cattle exports and beef production increased in 2013/14 according to the latest WA Beef Commentary from the Department of Agriculture and Food. Live cattle exports from Western Australia rose by 56 per cent to 305,000 head, driven by increased exports to Indonesia, Israel and Vietnam. Department research officer Kimbal Curtis said the total […]
DigitalFarmTV has published a short video with Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) CEO Warren Clark, who explains the history and purpose behind LBN, what LBN does, priority areas and industry partnerships. The video can be seen online here.