In this issue:
- Livestock SA welcomes new leaders to peak bodies
- Livestock SA Southern Region Meeting
- MLA expert heads up Southern meeting
- Around the traps
- Recent submissions from Livestock SA
Livestock SA welcomed the opportunity to make a submission on behalf of its members in relation to the Farm Household Allowance. It is the Commonwealth Government’s income support payment that is designed to assist farmers and their partners experiencing financial hardship, regardless of the source of that hardship. It is an important support measure that is welcomed by industry as it can provide critical support for producers and their families.
LiveCorp and ALEC would like to thank SEALEA members for their kind donation of the $500 RM Williams Voucher for their Charity Auction held in Adelaide on 1 November 2018.
Primary producers are at the forefront of Australia’s 150 year war on rabbits. From the 1860’s onward, primary producers battled the invasion of rabbits.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 SA Division of Agriculture Institute Australia (AIA) Jim McColl Young Consultant Award, Hamish Dickson from AgriPartner Consulting, Clare.
Pest animals are a major problem to many farmers across South Australia. Feral pigs, goats, rabbits, foxes and wild dogs are some commonly found species in South Australia.
An information meeting on a new CSIRO and Charles Sturt University goat industry animal health project will be held on Wednesday 12 December at Murray Bridge.
Chemicals are an important part of modern agriculture. They allow for efficient and cost-effective treatment of weeds, pests and diseases to help farmers grow more produce. Knowing how to properly and safely use chemicals will help to prevent injuries and harm to people’s health.
Members and partners of Sheep Producers Australia recently embarked on a two-day fact-finding trip where they observed electronic National Livestock Identification System (sheep) identification technology in use on Victorian farms, and in saleyards and abattoirs.
Livestock SA has welcomed the election of South Australian producer John Falkenhagen as President of the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) and Peter Lauterbach as Treasurer.