Help to unlock the potential for South Australia
Calling all people involved in primary industries, research, or agricultural technologies (AgTech).
The State Government, through the guidance and advice of the AgTech Advisory Group, is creating an AgTech strategy for South Australia to encourage greater uptake of technology on-farm to increase productivity and profitability.
This survey is the first step in putting together a blueprint to make South Australia a leader in AgTech.
Survey closes at 5pm, Friday 24 April 2020
The MLA ‘Goats on the Move’ program and industry news update for March 2020.
The State Government has appointed Mrs Michelle Edge as the new Chief Executive of Primary Industries and Regions SA.
- Expand mental health outreach support with enhanced Family and Business Support Program
- Introduce a $120 per dog wild dog bounty
- $330,000 for community drought recovery events
- Extend the 50 per cent rebate for pastoral lease rents
- An extra wild dog trapper to be employed
The Marshall Liberal Government’s $21 million drought package will be expanded to allow more primary producers dealing with extended dry conditions to access support as an outcome of the Premier’s recent drought tour.
Do you understand what is required for your heavy vehicles to be roadworthy in line with the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual?
Not sure if your heavy vehicles are compliant?
Grain Producers SA, on behalf of Primary Producers SA, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) are partnering to deliver a series of FREE Roadworthy Heavy Vehicles … Made Easy! workshops specifically to help SA primary producers understand heavy vehicle roadworthiness requirements.
Theory workshops will be held to provide primary producers with:
- An outline of the NHVR Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual
- Road safety awareness
- Producer compliance and maintenance responsibilities
- Requirements of the regulator
- Possible changes that may be introduced to the scheme
In addition, all theory workshop participants have the opportunity to take part in a practical workshop to receive valuable hints and tips prior to their own heavy vehicle inspections starting.
Early registrants may have the opportunity to have their own vehicle’s roadworthiness checked for FREE as part of each practical workshop (spots are limited).
Workshops are being held at the following locations:
- LAUNCH: Wallaroo – Friday 20th March @1pm, Coopers Alehouse
- Bordertown – Tuesday 24th of March @ 9am, Tatiara, Truck & Trailers
- Loxton – Wednesday 25th of March @ 9am, PIRSA
- Cummins – Tuesday 31st March @ 8.30am, Ramsey Bros Secker Court
- Cleve – Wednesday 1st April @ 8.30am, Ramsey Bros Cleve
- Riverton – Wednesday 8th April @ 8.30am, Ramsey Bros
- Murray Bridge – Friday 17th April @ 9am, Regional Development Australia Murray Bridge
- Tanunda – Tuesday 28th April @9am, CWA Hall
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), in partnership with Animal Health Australia, WoolProducers Australia and Sheep Producers Australia, are currently funding an impact assessment into sheep reproduction research, development and extension (RD&E).
Farmers are now able to access new additions to FarmHub including the Drought Preparedness e-Guide and supporting Farm Risk Management Resources, providing users with relevant information and resources to help prepare for drought.
Would you like to learn more about vehicle configuration? Need help understanding routing? Ready for guidance on how to use the NHVR portal?
Our expert portal training team are making their way to Adelaide later this month to share some tips and tricks for using the latest features of the NHVR portal.
Tuesday 17 March
SARTA Office: Regency Park, Adelaide, South Australia
In late 2019 we released a range of new online services in the NHVR customer portal to make it easier to do your heavy vehicle business – from vehicle standards applications to managing your NHVAS accreditation.
If you’re near Adelaide, and would like some help getting started with the new features or understanding how the portal can make it easier for you to do business, please email us at email@example.com with your name, number of attendees and your topics of interest and we’ll be in touch to confirm times.
2020 has started with a lot of woolgrowers facing hardships. Directors and staff of WoolProducers thoughts are with those that have been impacted by fire and of course those who continue to battle the drought.
The bushfire conditions that have ravaged much of Australia this summer will do little to reduce and deter the wild rabbit population, according to Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia Chair Professor Wayne Meyer.
The PIRSA Pastoral Update for February 2020.
Livestock SA would like to support Wool Producers Australia’s submission to AWEX’s review of the National Wool Declaration (NWD), which rejects the proposed new mulesing status categories. The NWD was developed specifically to provide details on mulesing status, as well as dark and medullated fibre risk. The addition of the new categories may cause immense confusion amongst growers and the supply chain.
The National Wild Dog Management Coordination Committee meeting held in Sydney on Thursday 29 January 2020 discussed the support available for prevention of wild dog impacts on bushfire affected producers.
The committee, including Livestock SA’s Geoff Power, oversees the National Wild Dog Action Plan, a strategy that ensures Australian producers have best practice management tools and advice to minimise impacts on livestock.
There is a variety of different lethal and non-lethal tools available to control wild dogs. These include poison baits, traps, shooting, fencing, guard animals and aversion techniques (such as lights, alarms, and flagging). Not all tools are useful for a given area; each tool varies in its effectiveness, depending on a range of factors specific to the local situation. The use of many control tools is also subject to various laws and regulations. Wild dog control officers are familiar with these and are able to advise people on what is and is not permitted in your local area.
For more information regarding tools and strategies for wild dog management:
Despite the current drought affecting rabbit populations, the ever-present pest is expected to rebound in numbers very quickly once the drought breaks, according to Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia Chair Professor Wayne Meyer.