Other livestock

In NSW, there are many other livestock industries important to the Australian economy. These include:

  • poultry
  • honey bees
  • horses.

Detailed facts sheets and information can be found on the Department of Primary Industries website.


The NSW poultry industry is an important part of the agricultural sector for Australian farming. It produces meat, eggs and other quality products such as goose down.

Various breeds of fowls, ducks, turkeys, geese, quail and pheasants are kept in domestic or farm environments.

For more information on the poultry industry in NSW and how to manage your poultry stock, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.

Honey bees

Australian honey bees play a vital role in agriculture. Not only do they produce honey and beeswax, but they pollinate a vast number of food crops. Beekeeping is a unique primary industry, as it depends on native flora for the majority of the production.

Beekeepers in NSW must comply with government registration to maintain disease and pest control.

For more information on the honey bee industry in NSW, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.


Understanding your horse's needs is essential to their health and welfare. Luckily there are some great resources available to help you care for your animals and meet your legal requirements. You should consider:

  • your horse's nutritional and welfare needs
  • daily health and hygiene practices
  • how to identify diseases and stop their spread
  • how to report diseases and unusual symptoms
  • requirements for transporting horses
  • having a plan for your horses during emergencies.

How Local Land Services can assist you

Local Land Services works with Australian farmers to provide support, advice and best practise examples to increase productivity for all livestock sectors.

We work closely with organisations such as the Department of Primary Industries to provide up-to-date technical advice and support for farmers and industries.

Our co-development of strategic plans on biosecurity and welfare aims to better the health of your livestock industry and protect the environment for the future.

If you’d like to know more about how we help, please contact us.

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