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


John Allen


Diversification, Alternative farming, Production possibilities, Floriculture, Aquaculture, Hay, Tourism, Timbers, Horticulture, Goats, Deer farming, Alpacas, Emus, Ostriches, Western Australia

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The productivity and diversification initiative for wool growers incorporates two leves of diversification.

Greatest emphasis is placed on industry wide increases in cropping intensity and in the range of crop types grown.

The second level involves non-traditional, alternative enterprises, each offering prospects for expansion of a limited number of wool growing businesses, suited to particular parts of the woolbelt.

The alternative enterprises include floriculture, aquaculture, export hay, farm tourism, commercial timber, horticulture and new animal industries.