Presentation on theme: "Supporting your success DAFWA Office Katanning DAFWA Katanning February 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Supporting your success DAFWA Office Katanning DAFWA Katanning February 2015
Supporting your success WA Agriculture - What IndustryGross Value of Product’n CEREAL CROPS$1874 million MEAT & LIVESTOCK$1449 million HORTICULTURE$782 million WOOL$558 million PULSES, PASTURES & OILSEEDS $557 million FISHERIES$451 million FORESTRY$415 million DAIRY$157 million
Supporting your success DAFWA Office Katanning Farming businesses in the Katanning district Broader industry in the Katanning district What do we do? Supporting success of farm businesses
Supporting your success ~ 5000 farm businesses state-wide 1500 – 2000 Southern Agricultural Region Average 60/40 to 70/30 ratio of cropping to livestock Push in many farm businesses towards cropping Sheep important component to reduce risk Farming businesses in the Katanning District Source: Rowe and Anderton, 2013 Sheep Updates
Supporting your success Research – break crops, time of sowing, varieties, nutrition, sheep genetics, weed management New Genes for New Environment Facility Extension – all of the above Natural resource management Working with grower groups Biosecurity – invasive species, footrot What do we do?
Supporting your success Workshops AgTactics & AgMemo Grower Group Support – Crop Updates, Sheep Updates Major field days Mapping On-farm demonstrations Supporting success of farm businesses
Supporting your success DAFWA Office Katanning Thank You Any Questions February 2015