In stark contrast to this time last year, Livestock SA staff and board members have been able to attend many face-to-face events this month. It has been great to meet with members and industry stakeholders at these events once again.
LIVESTOCK SA is calling on the State Government to consider special provisions for young people working in farming operations to be included in legislation which raises the minimum age for obtaining a motorcycle learner’s permit in South Australia.
The Motor Vehicles (Motor Bike Driver Licensing) Amendment Bill 2020 passed Parliament in early March, which increases the minimum age for a learner’s permit and R-Date licence by two years.
Livestock SA has welcomed the extension of the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme, with the SA government agreeing to match $3.7 million in federal government funding for the scheme.
THE National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is vital to ensure our cattle, sheep and goat industries maintain effective animal traceability, which is important to develop and maintain livestock markets.
While there is a push in some quarters to move to a mandatory electronic identification (eID) system for sheep, Livestock SA believes there is still work to do to convince producers of its benefits.
Livestock SA is looking forward to the opportunities 2021 presents to provide increased advocacy and continued engagement for the SA livestock industry.
MOVING livestock across main roads can be a challenging and dangerous task which is why appropriate safety measures need to be taken into consideration to protect stock and staff.
There is currently no legislation in South Australia covering traffic control requirements for the movement of livestock.
What a year 2020 has been!
Highly anticipated heavy rainfall has provided some relief from the dry conditions in many regions of the state this past month.
Livestock SA is using the learnings from the 2019-20 bushfires to ensure future responses to natural disasters offer similar relief for those affected and continue to be well coordinated and accessible.
The organisation has reviewed its support and response efforts in conjunction with the SA Country Fire Service as attention now turns towards the coming summer bushfire season.
The fires in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island combined resulted in the loss of three lives, 46,700 livestock, 100 homes and 260,000 hectares of land.
There are some new faces on the Livestock SA board as we welcome Richard Kirkland, Furner; Marina Gregor, Kangaroo Island; and Robert Brokenshire, Mount Compass, who were announced during the Annual General Meeting on 14 September.