Wednesday, April 17, 2024

DPIRD releases economic plan for farmers

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has commissioned an in-depth economic analysis to help refine business strategies for sheep producers facing difficult seasonal conditions.

The Department’s Sheep management in 2023-24 report has been prepared by economist, John Young.

WA Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business, Jackie Jarvis says the report has critical guidance for sheep producers on how to navigate the months ahead, in light of dry seasonal and challenging industry conditions.

Sheep farmers are being encouraged to monitor and assess their flock plans regularly, and to consult the report to help in the decision making process.

The ‘Sheep management in 2023-24’ report is another way the Cook Government and DPIRD are helping sheep farmers during this tough time,” said Minister Jarvis.

“The report offers free in-depth and up to date information, which business owners can use to develop constructive plans for their own operations.

“It’s so important as well that producers look after their mental health and I would urge anyone struggling to use the free financial and counselling services available.” 

Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business, Jackie Jarvis.

DPIRD’s Season 2023 webpages also provide tools to assist with decision making – from feed budgeting and nutrition, to grazing options as well as land resource management.

The webpages also have links to a range of support services, including the Rural Support Directory.

The report can be accessed for free via DPIRD’s Season 2023 webpages, alongside a host of supporting resources.

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