Cattle Industry Fund (CIF)
South Australia’s cattle industries strive to be sustainable and profitable. To support this goal, South Australia’s beef and dairy industries, through the Cattle Industry Fund Board, have identified the following priority outcome areas that are the basis of CIF investment:
- Maintaining market access and securing new markets
- Efficient and sustainable production
- Business management and skills development
Cattle owners who purchase Permanent Identification Devices (tags) must pay $1.50 per tag into the Cattle Industry Fund. Authorised tag manufacturers and recyclers collect the contributions and forward them to the Cattle Industry Fund on behalf of the cattle owner.
Total levy contributions to the fund are approximately $800,000 annually.
Livestock SA is responsible for the administrative functions of the fund and the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development is the signatory.
The Cattle Industry Fund Board advises the Minister on the use of the Fund. A list of current members of the Board is available here.