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Cattle Industry Fund (CIF)

Livestock SA and the South Australian Dairyfarmers Association, in consultation with the SA Cattle Advisory Group (SACAG) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) have established an Independent Cattle Industry Fund Board to provide advice on the use of the CIF as set out in the Primary Industry Funding Schemes (Cattle Industry Fund) Regulations.

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:

  1. Maintaining market access and securing new markets
  2. Efficient and sustainable production
  3. Business management and skills development
  4. Advocacy

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.

Cattle Industry Fund Board

The current members of the Cattle Industry Fund Board are:

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Penny Schulz

Chair

Penny runs a sheep and beef operation in the Upper South East district of Field with her husband Jason and mother-in-law Joanne, producing first-cross lambs...

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Lyndon Cleggett

Lyndon is a dairy farmer based in the South East. A wool classer by trade, Lyndon has held several Board positions within the dairy industry...

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Robert Brokenshire

Board member

Robert is a dairy farmer from Mount Compass and former member of the South Australian Parliament. He represented the Family First Party from 2008 to...

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Stephen Radeski

Stephen is an experienced livestock producer and finance executive currently employed by ANZ Bank as the State agribusiness manager in SA and the NT. He...

Heath Nickolls

Heath is the principal manager at Bull Oak Well Angus in Pinnaroo. The farm runs 200 registered Angus breeders as well as a cereal cropping program. Bull Oak Well has a known reputation for producing...

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Tom Hampton

Tom Hampton is a beef cattle producer from Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. He currently works as a transport engineer within the rail industry and...