The PIRSA Pastoral Update for April 2020.
The beginning of 2020 has certainly proved relentless in challenging Australians. Woolgrowers across the country have battled a range of extremes, from ongoing drought to bushfires, and now the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subsequent changes that we have all had to adapt to our everyday lives.
A new online virtual tool provides the public with a view of the wild dog fence using 1,781 photographs from footage recorded by Dog Fence Rebuild Committee members last year.
The images will help determine the materials currently being used and the conditions in each area to help make fence rebuild decisions.
Updated pictures will be added to the tool as sections of the fence are replaced during the rebuild.
Nominations for the Kondinin Group and ABC Rural 2020 Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are open and farmers across the country are encourage to nominate.
This is the 11th year of the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards; a program designed to recognise and celebrate excellence in Australian agriculture.
Award categories include:
Australian Farmer of the Year
Young Farmer of the Year, sponsored by McDonald’s Australia
Farming Legend of the Year
Community Leader of the Year
Rural Consultant of the Year, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
Agricultural Student of the Year, sponsored by AgriFutures Australia
Award for Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Telstra
Award for Excellence in Technology, sponsored by New Holland
Award for Excellence in Diversification
Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research
Nominations can be submitted online at www.farmeroftheyear.com.au and close 24 May 2020.
Wool Producers Australia, the Livestock Contractors’ Association and Australian Wool Innovation have finalised and made available the Plan, Prepare & Conduct Best Welfare Practice for Sheep Husbandry Procedures – Training Guide.
Help to unlock the potential for South Australia
Calling all people involved in primary industries, research, or agricultural technologies (AgTech).
The State Government, through the guidance and advice of the AgTech Advisory Group, is creating an AgTech strategy for South Australia to encourage greater uptake of technology on-farm to increase productivity and profitability.
This survey is the first step in putting together a blueprint to make South Australia a leader in AgTech.
Survey closes at 5pm, Friday 24 April 2020
The MLA ‘Goats on the Move’ program and industry news update for March 2020.
The State Government has appointed Mrs Michelle Edge as the new Chief Executive of Primary Industries and Regions SA.
- Expand mental health outreach support with enhanced Family and Business Support Program
- Introduce a $120 per dog wild dog bounty
- $330,000 for community drought recovery events
- Extend the 50 per cent rebate for pastoral lease rents
- An extra wild dog trapper to be employed
The Marshall Liberal Government’s $21 million drought package will be expanded to allow more primary producers dealing with extended dry conditions to access support as an outcome of the Premier’s recent drought tour.
Do you understand what is required for your heavy vehicles to be roadworthy in line with the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual?
Not sure if your heavy vehicles are compliant?
Grain Producers SA, on behalf of Primary Producers SA, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) are partnering to deliver a series of FREE Roadworthy Heavy Vehicles … Made Easy! workshops specifically to help SA primary producers understand heavy vehicle roadworthiness requirements.
Theory workshops will be held to provide primary producers with:
- An outline of the NHVR Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual
- Road safety awareness
- Producer compliance and maintenance responsibilities
- Requirements of the regulator
- Possible changes that may be introduced to the scheme
In addition, all theory workshop participants have the opportunity to take part in a practical workshop to receive valuable hints and tips prior to their own heavy vehicle inspections starting.
Early registrants may have the opportunity to have their own vehicle’s roadworthiness checked for FREE as part of each practical workshop (spots are limited).
Workshops are being held at the following locations:
- LAUNCH: Wallaroo – Friday 20th March @1pm, Coopers Alehouse
- Bordertown – Tuesday 24th of March @ 9am, Tatiara, Truck & Trailers
- Loxton – Wednesday 25th of March @ 9am, PIRSA
- Cummins – Tuesday 31st March @ 8.30am, Ramsey Bros Secker Court
- Cleve – Wednesday 1st April @ 8.30am, Ramsey Bros Cleve
- Riverton – Wednesday 8th April @ 8.30am, Ramsey Bros
- Murray Bridge – Friday 17th April @ 9am, Regional Development Australia Murray Bridge
- Tanunda – Tuesday 28th April @9am, CWA Hall