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.
Fire danger season is well upon us with bushfires impacting the Yorke Peninsula and other areas throughout the state recently. Livestock SA extends its sympathies to farmers impacted by the recent bushfires and is urging all producers to prepare themselves for the threat of a bushfire on their property.
With some parts of the state dealing with their second –in some cases third – year of below average rainfall, it is likely there will be limited fodder available as we move into the new year.
Highlighting the opportunities available in the livestock industry to jobseekers and young people deciding their future career paths remains critically important to ensuring the future of the sector.
Livestock SA has continued its call for further action on the introduction of stronger trespassing laws within the state.
A commitment by the livestock industry to be carbon neutral by 2030 will bring benefits not only for consumers but also for producers.
The recently announced review of the Pastoral Act will provide Livestock SA and its members with an opportunity to provide feedback and influence the future operations of the Act.
Livestock producers play an important part in helping to shape the development and review of policies and the industry bodies which influence the livestock industry.
As “the break” nears, it’s important that producers begin setting themselves up to be in the best position possible for the growing season.
Rising water prices are an ongoing concern to livestock producers throughout the State, with rates in some regions rising by more than 250 per cent in the past decade.
The over-abundance of invasive species and the need for a strategic, united approach to the issue will be the major topic of discussion for Livestock SA and its members at the organisation’s upcoming Southern Region meeting at Robe on 6 February.