The FarmHub review survey results are flooding in, providing the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) with amazing ideas and feedback to inform the upcoming FarmHub update!
In this issue:
- Livestock SA welcomes Dog Fence funding commitment
- Around the traps
- Feasibility study to assess KI artisan meat demand
- Biosecurity risks of imported interstate fodder
- Recent submissions
Livestock SA is seeking a $25 million funding injection for the South Australian Dog Fence as a major piece of rural infrastructure contributing to the viability of sheep and cattle farming across the nation.
Livestock producers play an important part in helping to shape the development and review of policies and the industry bodies which influence the livestock industry.
Livestock SA commends the initiative to review the management of dams and supports many of the proposals set out in the Draft Position Paper. Livestock SA highlights the conundrum and apparent contradiction associated with the proposals for on the one hand, seeking to “reduce red tape” and on the other to potentially “increase the level of regulation over time”. Livestock SA’s membership will view this through the lens of ‘more red tape’ in their already highly regulated environment and will view management of their dams to be their responsibility in their best interest.
The independent Taskforce appointed by RMAC to review the Red Meat MOU has prepared a Green Paper for comment. For the sake of our members, it is essential that there is a well-structured process for the future of the sheep industry in this country. Livestock SA (along with other State Farming Organisations) has been working towards the establishment of one sheep Peak Industry Council with an amalgamation of Sheep Producers Australia and Wool Producers Australia. While we appreciate this was not an option in the Taskforce’s terms of reference, it does need to be considered.
The Australian Biosecurity Symposium is really starting to take shape and hot off the press we are pleased to let you know the draft program has just been finalised and available on the symposium website. It now includes the list of speakers during the concurrent sessions as well as keynote speakers.
SA livestock producers have been invited to participate in an online survey on the topic of “The One Health approach to Q Fever prevention and control in SA”.
Primary Producers SA and two of its commodity group members in Grain Producers SA, and Livestock SA have responded to news that reform to SA’s Mining Act has stalled by again calling for an independent review to be commissioned.
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