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Livestock SA connects communities with chops, sausages and steaks this summer

Livestock SA connects communities with chops, sausages and steaks this summer

With summer just around the corner Livestock SA has kicked off a series of ‘Red Meat Connects Communities’ BBQs to bring farming communities together and help promote South Australia’s world’s best red meat products.

Livestock SA President Joe Keynes said the BBQ initiative, which is generously supported by the South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, would support communities getting together across the state, showcase our world-class red meat products and unite the producers responsible for growing it.

“There is no question that livestock producers are feeling pressure from the sudden reduction in sheep and cattle prices and deteriorating seasonal conditions, and it is easy to neglect social and community relationships that are really important for wellbeing during these stressful times,” said Mr Keynes.

“While times are tough at the moment, the long-term outlook for the industry remains strong.”

“We hope the BBQ series helps to connect some regional communities and celebrate the fantastic product that livestock producers provide for South Australians and customers around the world. What better way to do that than get together and enjoy top-class SA chops, sausages and steaks?”

“Eligible regional groups can apply for a generous $300 funding grant to help host their own Red Meat Connects Communities BBQ.”

“So, if you're interested in hosting a Red Meat Connects Communities BBQ, have a look at the details on the Livestock SA website and complete the expression of interest form here.”

“Hosts will be sent a start-up pack and funding towards the BBQ and are encouraged to help connect South Australian producers and promote the great products they produce by sharing their BBQ event on social media.”

“We are also encouraging anyone wanting to promote red meat this summer to actively participate in sharing their Red Meat BBQ events on social media, using the hashtag #RedMeatConnectsSA.”

For more information about this initiative and how you can get involved, please contact Livestock SA.

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (SA Drought Hub) is one of eight Hubs established across Australia through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.


Media Contact:

Hannah Trevilyan, Communications and Membership Manager, 08 8297 2299

Published: 16 October 2023