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1962

Western Australia

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Registered Stock Foods : 1961-62, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Registered Stock Foods : 1961-62, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

The following list of registered stock foods and stock licks is supplementary to the list published in the November, 1961 issue of the Journal of Agriculture.


Facial Eczema In West Australian Sheep, M R. Gardiner, M. Nairn Jan 1962

Facial Eczema In West Australian Sheep, M R. Gardiner, M. Nairn

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

SINCE 1894 when the disease was first described in New Zealand, the term "facial eczema" has been used to describe a specific photosensitization of sheep in that country.


Grazing To Control Pasture Composition, R A. Bettenay Jan 1962

Grazing To Control Pasture Composition, R A. Bettenay

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

APART from grazing management, there are a number of means by which the farmer can influence pasture composition.

With the exception of grazing, all of these processes involve recurring costs, so it is important to exert the utmost possible control through the grazing animal.


Keep Your Pigs Cool, P C. Beck Jan 1962

Keep Your Pigs Cool, P C. Beck

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

CORRECT MANAGEMENT and husbandry of pigs during the hot summer experienced in Western Australia is of the utmost importance if production is to be maintained at a profitable level.


Pigs On The Dairy Farm : Records Show State Of The Business, P C. Beck Jan 1962

Pigs On The Dairy Farm : Records Show State Of The Business, P C. Beck

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

HOW many pig raisers have even a rough idea of their margin of profit from pigs?

Even in the present time of low returns, the answer is obviously "far too few".


Vermin Control Research In Western Australia 1952-1962, C D. Gooding Jan 1962

Vermin Control Research In Western Australia 1952-1962, C D. Gooding

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Ten years ago this month the Agriculture Protection Board of Western Australia began setting up a section within its Vermin Control Branch to tackle some of the scientific aspects of vertebrate pest control.

C. D. Gooding, B.Sc. (Agric), reviews the first 10 years of vermin control research work in Western Australia.


Emphasis On Quality At New Beef Export Floor, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Emphasis On Quality At New Beef Export Floor, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

HYGIENE is the keynote at the new beef treatment section of the West Australian Meat Export Works at Robbs Jetty, which was opened recently by the Minister for Agriculture, Mr. C. D. Nalder.


Chemical Poisoning In Animals. 4. Phosphorus, H D. Seddon Jan 1962

Chemical Poisoning In Animals. 4. Phosphorus, H D. Seddon

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

WHITE OR YELLOW PHOSPHORUS was at one time widely used in poison baits for crows, rats, foxes and rabbits.

Although it has now been largely replaced, it is still an important cause of accidental death by poisoning.


Fourth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1960-1961, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt Jan 1962

Fourth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1960-1961, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

TO help improve the quality of laying stock for poultry farmers in Western Australia the Poultry Branch of the Department of Agriculture conducts annual random sample egg laying tests.

The tests reveal good and bad points in the laying strains available, and their results are a valuable guide to breeders.

Most of the chickens sold in Western Australia are now bred by hatcherymen who participate in the Random Sample Tests.


Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962, P Smetana Jan 1962

Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962, P Smetana

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

A NUMBER of important changes have been incorporated in the fifth Random Sample Egg Laying Test, which is now in progress at the Department of Agriculture's Poultry Research Station.

REARING RESULTS AT HOUSING (21 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS)

FIFTH RANDOM SAMPLE LAYING TEST, 1961-1962 Progressive Report to March 4, 1962 (70 Days, 10 Weeks)


Silage Competitions In The South-West : 1960-1961, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Silage Competitions In The South-West : 1960-1961, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Review and results of the 1960-61 Australian Dairy Produce Board Silage Competition, and an outline of the 1961-62 Competition.


Day-Old Fowl Pox Vaccination, P Smetana Jan 1962

Day-Old Fowl Pox Vaccination, P Smetana

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

FOR many years the standard procedure for fowl pox prevention on West Australian poultry farms has been to vaccinate young stock at 12 weeks of age. Although most farmers have used this system successfully it has a number of weaknesses which can be overcome by day-old vaccination.

A new day-old fowl pox vaccine now on the market has many advantages over the normal vaccine, which is used at about 12 weeks old.

In tests at the Poultry Research Station it gave satisfactory results.


Detergents For The Dairy Farm, H Maslin Jan 1962

Detergents For The Dairy Farm, H Maslin

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

CLEANLINESS in both the physical and bacteriological sense is essential to the production of high quality dairy products, and high quality in these products is essential to both the health of the community and the successful and economic operation of the industry.

Detergents have an important place in maintaining dairy hygiene—but they must be properly used if they are to be really effective.

In this article Dairy Instructor H. Maslin, M.D.D., describes the qualities of a good dairy detergent and explains how it should be fitted into the regular cleaning routine.


Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962 : Progressive Laying Report To April 29, 1962, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt Jan 1962

Fifth West Australian Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-1962 : Progressive Laying Report To April 29, 1962, P Smetana, F. A. E. Hunt

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

FIFTH RANDOM SAMPLE LAYING TEST, 1961-62 Progressive Report to April 29th, 1962 (18 Weeks)


Food For Thought In Rabbit Poisoning, J W. Leighton Jan 1962

Food For Thought In Rabbit Poisoning, J W. Leighton

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

SINCE the introduction of the "1080" Poisoning Unit Scheme in 1955 by the Agriculture Protection Board reasonable control of rabbit numbers has been obtained.

Besides this many important side effects have resulted.


Dairy Hygiene, J F. Brennen Jan 1962

Dairy Hygiene, J F. Brennen

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

A high standard of hygiene is essential in the production of milk and milk products for human consumption.

Dairy Instructor J. F. Brennen, M.D.A., outlines some of the steps needed in order to achieve this.


Tests For The Determination Of Milk Quality, H Maslin Jan 1962

Tests For The Determination Of Milk Quality, H Maslin

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Foolproof tests devised to determine the quality of milk delivered to the factories can detect sub-standard milk with accuracy.

They have an important place in helping achieve a high standard of quality in our dairy products.


Vibriosis : Major Cause Of Infertility In Our Dairy Herds, J Craig Jan 1962

Vibriosis : Major Cause Of Infertility In Our Dairy Herds, J Craig

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

VIBRIOSIS is the main cause of infertility in West Australian dairy herds.

Its main feature is repeated return to service, and it can cause heavy financial losses.

The disease can be eliminated from a herd by the exclusive use of artificial insemination, or by the adoption of a "two herd" system.


Fifth Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-62, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Fifth Random Sample Egg Laying Test : 1961-62, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE figures in the table below give the progressive laying report to May 27, 1962, after 22 weeks of production.

The entries are ranked in order of profit, but undue emphasis should not be placed on the results of this progress report, which refers only to one uncompleted test.


Ewe Nutrition Before And During Mating, H E. Fels Jan 1962

Ewe Nutrition Before And During Mating, H E. Fels

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Lambing percentages depend partly on the condition of ewes at mating. If it is practicable, ewes should be allowed to gain condition in the months before mating.

Where this is not practical and ewes are in a store or backward-store condition at mating, flushing should improve their fertility.


Pullorum Tested Poultry Flocks : 1962, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Pullorum Tested Poultry Flocks : 1962, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THIS year's pullorum tests of poultry flocks have revealed the lowest incidence of reactors since the tests began.

Results are recorded below.


The Importance Of Rapid And Complete Milking, K Needham, W. G. Robinson Jan 1962

The Importance Of Rapid And Complete Milking, K Needham, W. G. Robinson

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

COMPLETE withdrawal of milk from the udder as quickly as possible after the process of "let-down" has started, is an essential in good milking; management.


Organization Of Grade Recording Units : Testing Facilities : Notification Of Non-Testing, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Organization Of Grade Recording Units : Testing Facilities : Notification Of Non-Testing, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

H ERD recording on the farm calls for maximum co-operation between the recorder and farmer if the results are to be accurate.

This will include Facilit, stock and timing.


An Unusual Tick Fever Outbreak, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

An Unusual Tick Fever Outbreak, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

EARLY in the summer of 1961 there was a series of unusual tick fever outbreaks on several poultry farms in the metropolitan area.

These outbreaks were unusual because no apparent vector (disease carrier) could be found.


Urea For Sheep And Cattle On Dry Feed, Laurence C. Snook Jan 1962

Urea For Sheep And Cattle On Dry Feed, Laurence C. Snook

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Urea can be a valuable supplement for ruminants which have to depend on dry feed low in protein.

It is not a substitute for good quality conserved fodder.

Urea is extremely poisonous if eaten in excess and great care must be taken when feeding it to stock.

There are a variety of ways in which urea can be fed and these are outlined in this article.

The Department of Agriculture's Animal Nutrition Laboratory is now carrying out trials to determine the most convenient and safest method.

Urea is most effective as a fertiliser; when used in this way it ...


Cull Your Dairy Cows On Production, R A. Bettenay Jan 1962

Cull Your Dairy Cows On Production, R A. Bettenay

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Good production and breeding records are essential to allow effective culling of dairy cows, says Busselton Agricultural Adviser R. A. Bettenay, B.Sc. (Agric.) in this article, in which he outlines points to take into account when culling the herd.


Insecticides For External Parasites Of Sheep And Cattle, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Insecticides For External Parasites Of Sheep And Cattle, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

CHLORINATED hydrocarbon insecticides for the control of external parasites of sheep and cattle are no longer registered under the Veterinary Medicines Act.

The preparations are D.D.T., B.H.C.. dieldrin, aldrin and toxaphene.


Weaning And Weaner Management, R J. Lightfoot Jan 1962

Weaning And Weaner Management, R J. Lightfoot

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

MOST of Western Australia's Merino flock owners wean their lambs in the months of August, September and October.

Too often this is done indiscriminately to fit in with other operations, or lambs are left on their mothers for long: periods until the ewes are remated.


Mulesing And Tailstripping : For The Prevention Of Fly-Strike, W L. Mcgarry Jan 1962

Mulesing And Tailstripping : For The Prevention Of Fly-Strike, W L. Mcgarry

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

MULESING and tailstripping are basic to fly strike control.

During emergencies and bad fly waves they may need to be supplemented by temporary protective measures such as jetting and crutching.


Fifth Random Sample Laying Test : 1961-62 : Progressive Report To 2nd Sept., 1962 (36 Weeks), Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Fifth Random Sample Laying Test : 1961-62 : Progressive Report To 2nd Sept., 1962 (36 Weeks), Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

FIFTH RANDOM SAMPLE LAYING TEST, 1961-62

Progressive Report to 2nd September, 1962 (36 weeks)