October 2019

Cattle tick zones change

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Cattle tick zones change

Following a review of the Territory’s cattle tick management program, livestock owners are being asked to check cattle tick zones and movement restrictions as there have been changes to the cattle tick control and infected areas.

Territory mangoes hit US shelves

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Territory mangoes hit US shelves

Mango madness is a thing – and now Los Angeles locals can see for themselves!

Annual Report now available

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Annual Report now available

The 2018-2019 Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Annual Report is now available.

Animal Welfare Grants awarded

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Animal Welfare Grants awarded

The latest round of Animal Welfare Grants have been awarded by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR).

Detector dog in place to help protect Territory’s border

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Detector dog in place to help protect Territory’s border

Detector dog ‘Suki’ has started work at the Darwin International Airport to help keep out African Swine Fever (ASF) and other biosecurity risks.

Extending beyond the dry times

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Extending beyond the dry times

The most recent department field day proved a success with 65 producers, researchers and industry stakeholders converging on the Old Man Plains (OMP) Research Station to learn more about building resilience through the dry times.

Biosecurity alert: African Swine Fever

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Biosecurity alert: African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASF) is geographically closer to the Northern Territory (NT) than anywhere else in Australia, following the recent confirmation in Timor-Leste. However, Australia remains free from ASF and it is crucial the disease is kept out.

Artificial reefs deployed

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Artificial reefs deployed

As part of the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to increase long term fisheries production, enhance the sustainability of key fishery resources and enhance recreational fishing infrastructure, the deployment of artificial reef modules commenced earlier this week – ahead of schedule.

Rum Jungle repairs and maintenance to commence soon

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Rum Jungle repairs and maintenance to commence soon

Repairs and maintenance work will soon commence on the cover system at the waste rock dump at Rum Jungle Creek South.

Agribusiness Day

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Agribusiness Day

Join industry experts on Thursday 10 October 2019 at the first Agribusiness Day, part of October Business Month, and learn about new opportunities from industry experts and real business examples.