Media Releases

Minister Adam Marsh, Dr Jane Quinn, Dr Ian Marsh and Andrew Szentirmay with the mobile testing laboratory

An innovative mobile testing laboratory designed to provide quick turn-around in Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) diagnosis could help to prevent the most common cause of illness and death in Australian feedlot cattle.

Fisheries officer holding up an opera style trap

New yabby net give-away

- Fishing; Ministerial

The NSW Government is giving away 5,000 yabby nets to recreational fishers as part of a comprehensive program to phase out the use of enclosed yabby traps in NSW from 30 April 2021.

NSW lifts ban on GM crops

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government will lift the ban on the use of Genetically Modified (GM) crops by allowing an 18-year moratorium to lapse, increasing agricultural competitiveness and productivity.

dog with handler tracking down a red-eared slider turtle in grass area

Scent detector dogs who ‘nose out’ invasive pests have swarmed Sydney’s parklands as the NSW Government unleashed a specially-trained squad in a calculated raid to eradicate an alien turtle species from our waterways and wetlands.

Chickpea Breeding Australia, a $30m five-year partnership between the NSW Government and Grains Research and Development Corporation, has announced eight regionally-based seed partners to distribute chickpea seeds to farmers.

Poultry owners and producers who fed birds with purchased organic grain or mash are urged to check yards and paddocks for parthenium weed following the discovery of the weed on chicken farms near Tamworth and Kiama, the first time the weed has been found in south-eastern NSW.

NSW map showing areas where anthrax has been detected

NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services have urged producers to vaccinate their livestock following confirmation of the first case of anthrax to occur this year.

NSW Department of Primary Industries is calling for nominations from Aboriginal people to join the NSW Aboriginal Fishing Trust Expenditure Committee, NSW DPI Deputy Director General Fisheries Sean Sloan announced today.

The NSW Government has continued its crusade against cowards caught committing acts of cruelty to animals by introducing Australia’s toughest suite of animal cruelty penalties, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

More than 800 foreign workers to ease NSW farm labour shortage

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government has moved to support primary producers by granting conditional approval for 815 overseas seasonal workers to enter the State, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.