Livestock Overview

Keeping NSW parthenium-free

Parthenium weed invades pastures and crops and poses a significant biosecurity risk to NSW. Parthenium is widespread in Queensland covering an area of 18 million hectares in central areas of the state, causing millions of dollars in damage to livestock and cropping industries. To prevent this occurring in NSW, DPI encourages anyone who suspects they have seen parthenium weed to note the location and call the NSW DPI Biosecurity Helpline, 1800 680 244.

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40 years of genetic improvement boosting Australian agriculture

The Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), a joint venture between the NSW Government and the University of New England (UNE) celebrated 40 years of providing industry with cutting-edge genetic research in November 2019. AGBU provides Australia’s leading genetic evaluation systems for beef, sheep and pork. There is also investment from major livestock research development funding bodies such as Meat & Livestock Australia and Australia Pork Limited.

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