Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

The Bureau of Agriculture was established in 1894. In 1898 the activities of the Bureau were placed under the control of the Minister for Lands and named the Department of Agriculture. The Bureau of Agriculture then became the Department of Agriculture in April 1898. The Department of Agriculture was renamed the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) in April 2006.

The journal was published in four series, Series 1 commencing in 1899. This is the third series, 1952 - 1955. Publication of the Journal of Agriculture has now ceased.

Issue: Volume 4, Number 1
January-February, 1955

Front Matter



Buffel grass
K Fitzgerald


Leucosis in fowls
P M. A. Harwood


Lice and tick in sheep
C. R. Troop and W. L. McGarry


Shearing Schools - A successful innovation
W. L. McGarry, J. Reilly, and M. Butler

Editor: J.A. Mallett

Cover: "At a time when most pasture paddocks are dry and brown, a portion of the Denmark Research Station herd of pedigreed Guernseys find lush deep grazing in the 'Deep South'. "


The Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the State of Western Australia accept no liability whatsoever by reason of negligence or otherwise arising from the use or release of this information or any part of it. The information in this journal was correct at time of publication. For updated and current information please go to the department's website at https://www.agric.wa.gov.au