Media Releases

Dr Gordon Refshauge

Tender now open for top sheep tool

- Agriculture; Research & Development

NSW Department of Primary Industries has sought partners to deliver a new hand-held device, which offers sheep producers the potential to boost flock reproduction rates.

The NSW Government is ramping up its support for bushfire affected farmers in Southern NSW as the number of livestock confirmed to have perished across the State exceeds 13,000.

Fisheries officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) have continued to crackdown on the illegal possession and sale of recreationally caught fish.

Fodder available for fire affected landholders

- Agriculture

A fodder distribution point has been opened at Holbrook race course to support farmers affected by the Dunns Road and Green Valley fires.

Assistance rolls out as stock losses continue to mount

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government has distributed more than 880 tonnes of fodder to bushfire affected farmers in south-east NSW, as the number of livestock reported killed or euthanised as a result of the fires rose to almost 5,200.

Time to upskill your WHSHR fundamentals

- Agriculture

NSW Department of Primary Industries Tocal College and NSW Farmers’ Association have called on business owners, managers and supervisors in the cotton and grains industries to attend a new work, health, safety (WHS) and human resources course.

Farmers have suffered significant livestock losses and agricultural damage from bushfires across south eastern NSW, though the full scale of the impacts are expected to take several days to emerge.

Farmers and livestock managers in South-East NSW have been urged to prepare properties and move stock where possible, ahead of severe fire danger predicted for Saturday.

The NSW Government has taken swift action to clamp down on individuals fishing near artificial aeration devices that are keeping iconic native fish species such as Murray Cod alive.

Red imported fire ant

Hay! Watch out for fire ants

- Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries has alerted livestock owners to a biosecurity risk, urging all to ensure hay and feed from south-east Queensland is free of red imported fire ants.