This season has delivered a very different weather pattern to that which has been seen in recent years, bringing with it a range of challenges for our industry and for producers.
Biosecurity remains a key focus for livestock production across Australia with recent changes to the Livestock Production Assurance and Johne’s Beef Assurance Score programs.
Ongoing management of feral deer continues to be a concern for livestock producers across SA.
The South Australian livestock sector contributes $4.5 billion in Gross State Revenue to the SA economy and employs a significant number of people both on-farm and in meat and wool processing and in related industries off-farm, yet for the past two decades the SA Government has continued to reduce investment into research and development in the industries which underpin and contribute significantly to the health of this sector.
Telemetry systems are increasingly being rolled out on many pastoral properties across the state, including at Billa Kalina, via Roxby Downs, ensuring more efficient labour use and, more importantly, peace of mind.