Livestock SA is dismayed at the lack of action from the South Australian Government for wild dog control despite its counterparts in Western Australia and Victoria increasing funding to stop their spread across agricultural and peri-urban areas.
About 100 producers and industry stakeholders have attended the Livestock SA Update & AGM and the first SA Cattle Producers Forum today at Hahndorf.
Livestock SA will host its first South Australian Cattle Producers Forum next week, in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting at Hahndorf.
Livestock SA members will be able to vote on who represents them as board members with eight producers responding during the call for nominations.
Livestock SA is calling on the State Government to reinstate funding for a wild dog trapper in northern South Australia to ensure that wild dogs do not continue to move further south and become a problem in peri-urban areas.
Livestock SA President Geoff Power says the lack of funding in the State Budget for repair and maintenance of the SE drains leaves the future effective operation of the network in limbo.
Livestock SA President Geoff Power says the State Budget delivered last week has failed to address many urgent and outstanding issues for livestock producers.
South Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider standing for nomination to the Livestock SA board.
Livestock SA has labelled a proposal to make Port Pirie the regional centre of the electoral district covering the northern outback areas of the state as “nonsense”.
Livestock SA has welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s announcement this week that a re-elected Coalition would create a new national body to administer the Commonwealth’s concessional loans program.