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January 15, 2020
Tool For More Sheep

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries is seeking sheep producers to use a new hand-held device that gauges condition scores of breeding ewes to increase pregnancy and lambing rates. Gordon Refshauge, livestock researcher with the DPI, said the device has the potential to accurately score the body condition of billions of sheep and goats and […]

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October 10, 2019
Calling on Young Farmers

THE Department of Primary Industries is scouting for four young farmers to join its Young Farmer Business Program Advisory Committee. Brett Fifield, deputy director general of engagement and industry at the DPI, said they hope the views of young farmers will give fresh insights into emerging issues and industry trends.  “The program aims to improve […]

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October 9, 2019
Anthrax Reminder

ANTHRAX can lie dormant in the soil for decades, the last confirmed case was in February and the Department of Primary Industries is urging farmers across the state to vaccinate their cattle and sheep annually. Dr Graham Bailey, senior veterinary officer for the DPI said it is an unpredictable disease which can kill stock of […]

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August 30, 2019
Bass Season Begins

ON Sunday anglers will be able to cast their lines to catch Australian bass and estuary perch, as the annual three-month closed season finishes. Cameron Westaway, senior fisheries manager inland for the NSW Department of Primary Industries reminds anglers total bag limits of two Australian bass or estuary perch per person, with a combined total […]

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August 29, 2019
Watch for Pasture Dieback

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries is urging farmers to be on the lookout for pasture dieback, which has spread to New South Wales from Queensland and is believed to be spreading through hay. Dr Suzanne Boschma, research scientist with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, said producers needed to be aware of the disease […]

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August 15, 2019
Illegal Hunters On Notice – New Powers for Conviction

NEW powers for Game Licensing Unit inspectors are yielding results with illegal hunters, following the conviction in Oberon Local Court last month, of a driver who failed to stop for an inspection. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for Game Licensing Unit (GLU) inspectors during a routine patrol near Oberon and was issued […]

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