Media Releases

Two pigs asleep in a stall

Pet pigs part of plan

- Agriculture

In a bid to boost biosecurity outcomes for NSW, new legislation now ensures every pig movement is recorded as part of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).

The NSW Supreme Court today has upheld the NSW Government’s Business Adjustment Program (BAP) commercial fishing reforms.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is calling for people keen on mentoring young people how to fish to join the popular Fishcare Volunteer Program.

Newly planted macadamia orchard

Coastal macadamia expanding in northern NSW

- Agriculture

Macadamia production in the NSW Northern Rivers region has expanded by around 25 per cent with new macadamia enterprises developed on floodplains.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) six month trial of SMART drumlines will finish today off Coffs Harbour-Sawtell and Forster-Tuncurry beaches on the mid-north coast of NSW.

Riverina residents invited to share views on poultry welfare

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

Riverina locals are invited to a community meeting in Wagga Wagga next week, Tuesday February 20, to share their views on new measures to improve poultry welfare.

Queens bees sweet Australian first [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

In an Australian-first, the NSW Government has today announced $1.3 million towards a queen bee breeding and evaluation program. The program is working to produce queen bees with superior honey production, disease resistance and improved pollination performance.

Richard and Carmel Schwager

A Wee Waa farm will benefit from a significant sustainability boost in 2018, through on-farm improvements made under the NSW Government’s Sustaining the Basin Irrigated Farm Modernisation (STBIFM) program.

Drones taking off in primary industries [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Drones are quickly moving beyond the battlefield and reaching new heights on the farmer’s field, transforming the future of primary industries in NSW.

New England residents are invited to share their views on new measures to improve the welfare of poultry, at a community session next week.