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.
Welcome to the new look CliMag – now known as the Climate Kelpie News.
On the anniversary of Awassi Express footage, The Sheep Collective says the sector has significantly transformed, and will continue to innovate, to provide open transparency across the entire supply chain.
Did you know regulations have changed under Heavy Vehicle National Law? Not sure if your primary production business is compliant?
Find out what you need to do and get practical tips and advice!
GPSA are holding interactive, FREE and practical workshops for their members, and all Primary Producers SA commodity group members, in conjunction with industry experts Natwide Personnel.
The workshops will assist primary producers in understanding their obligations and risks in the CoR chain, and help them implement plans and checklists to reduce the risk to their businesses.
Following attendance, producers will receive support and advice from Natwide, valued at $1500, so bring your questions to ask the experts at one of the 20 workshops being held throughout South Australia.
The next round of workshops will be held on April 16 at Penola at 4pm; April 17 at Mount Gambier at 10am and on
April 17 at Keith at 6.30pm.
The workshops run for about 2.5 hours
This program has been made possible by support from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative Program.
The Livestock SA Board, comprising 10 elected producers from various parts of South Australia, canvassed members and others involved with livestock in SA to get feedback on Landmark’s proposed acquisition of Ruralco and how this may affect individual producers, regions and the whole industry. This engagement has highlighted widespread concerns about the reduction in competition, with some of these concerns specific to livestock production as well as some more general concerns.