Media Releases

Dr Sue Mortimer with Merinos

From the catwalk to dinner tables, the Merino has proved to be a flexible breed and new research has confirmed its versatility can be boosted to improve both wool and meat traits.

Murray Crayfish

A further 200 Murray Crayfish have been successfully relocated in the Murray River, as part of  the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Murray Crayfish conservation stocking program.

The prestigious ‘Farmer of the Year’ award is now open for applications, with the ‘Young Farmer of the Year’ award back by popular demand for the first time in several years.

Reducing the burden of livestock theft

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

Livestock theft costs NSW producers millions of dollars a year, but a DNA fingerprinting service being introduced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will help reduce that burden.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals in Government have today delivered on their election commitment to address attacks on farming families, such as those carried out by Aussie Farms, with the introduction of tougher penalties for activists who illegally enter farmers’ properties from next month.

NSW DPI Fisheries officer Peter Heath with seized golden perch and netting

A 36-year-old Pomona man has been hit with $15,000 in fines after pleading guilty to seven fisheries offences in the Wentworth Local Court earlier this month

Fisheries staff relocating fish from a a canal in Griffith to a new habitat

Fisheries experts have worked with teams from Murrumbidgee Irrigation to successfully relocate hundreds of fish from a canal in Griffith to a new habitat.

Closing in on Illegal lake openings

- Fishing

NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Officers are investigating ongoing attempts to illegally open Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS) on the NSW south coast, which has the potential to lead to large scale fish kills.

Drs David Gopurenko, Hanwen Wu and Aisuo Wang with a field kit to identify invasive weeds in their early growth stages.

LAMP lights way to pre-emptive weed strikes

- Research & Development

A portable tool kit, with the power to identify the DNA of invasive weeds when they first appear in the landscape, could soon transform weed management.