South Australia’s only forum to debate grains and livestock advocacy, research and farm business issues is back.
Livestock SA has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone that the State Government will deliver the equivalent of two full time wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s $4.7 billion livestock industry.
Livestock SA supports the decision of Sheep Producers Australia to endorse a change in the industry definition of lamb so it aligns with the New Zealand definition.
The next Livestock SA Southern Region meeting will be held at the Keith Golf Club on Wednesday April 11.
Livestock SA has called on the incoming South Australian Government to commit to investing in livestock research, development and implementation in the industries which underpin and contribute significantly to the health of this sector.
Livestock SA has got behind a Natural Resources SAMDB program to encourage landholders, and particularly livestock producers, to participate in returning ‘low (stream) flows’ around farm dams to watercourses in the Eastern Mt Lofty Ranges.
Livestock SA today released its 2018 SA Election position paper highlighting six key focus areas that need to be addressed by the incoming SA Government to ensure the livestock industry continues to remain a leading contributor to the State’s economy.
Livestock SA’s annual summer meeting has drawn another high-profile guest speaker this year, with Cattle Council of Australia CEO Margo Andrae confirmed to attend the forthcoming industry event at Robe on Friday, February 9.
The assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the Sherwood fire continues.
State Controller for Agricultural and Animal Services, Will Zacharin said assessments so far have identified a total of 41 fire affected properties as Department of Primary Industries and Region SA (PIRSA) officers liaise with affected producers.