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Removing the baa-riers on sheep entry

5 June 2019

The State Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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Unregistered hives prompt reminder to bee good

28 March 2019

Beekeepers in South Australia are being reminded to register and brand their hives after a number of unregistered hives were discovered in the Lower South East.

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Caring for animals during heat

15 January 2019

Animal owners are being reminded to take appropriate precautions to ensure they are properly cared for during the extreme temperatures forecast across the state this week.

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Livestock and pet owners urged to prepare for heat

24 December 2018

Livestock owners are being urged to ensure to take special care of their animals over the coming days with severe to extreme temperatures forecast across most of the state.

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Be aware of theileriosis symptoms in your cattle

29 November 2018

PIRSA is advising cattle producers to be alert to any signs of theileriosis, a tick-borne disease which may cause anaemia, weakness and death in animals under stress.

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New management approach for endemic sheep diseases

6 July 2018

The management of endemic sheep diseases, Ovine Johne’s disease and footrot, is set to change under new programs introduced today and being rolled out over the coming months.

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Changes to Johne's Disease abattoir surveillance in South Australia

26 April 2018

A voluntary system of surveillance for Johne’s disease (JD) in sheep is now place in Thomas Foods International (TFI) abattoirs.

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