Livestock producers have rightly welcomed a promising break to the season, but with it comes increased biosecurity risks.
Footrot, a contagious and notifiable bacterial disease in sheep, requires warm and moist conditions to develop.
The coronavirus pandemic impacting the world has made the recovery and rebuilding efforts in bushfire-affected areas of SA even more challenging.
But, support and resources for those recovering are still available for producers affected by the fires that burnt through Kangaroo Island, Cudlee Creek and Keilira in late 2019 and early 2020.
A range of pastoral region policies and plans that impact producers are being revised in 2020 and Livestock SA encourages South Australian producers to get involved and provide their feedback.
Bushfires can not only cause immediate threats during the event but also many threats post-fire, including biosecurity issues.
Livestock producers need to be prepared to reduce these associated biosecurity issues on their property as part of the post-fire recovery process.
Last year was a busy and successful year for Livestock SA and its members despite the tough weather conditions faced by many South Australian producers.