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Insurance

WFI

WFI are good people to know for insurance. WFI is a proud alliance partner of Livestock SA, who prefer to deal direct with clients face-to-face. When dealing with WFI, you are dealing with a real person who takes the time to understand your needs as a producer.

WFI offers a range of policies and covers for most types of farm. WFI Rural Plan is an insurance package for you, your family and your farm which can be tailored to your circumstances. It gives the choice of cover to best meet producer requirements and budgets, in the one fully integrated plan.

To find out more about WFI’s products or request a quote, simply contact your local WFI Area Manager on 1300 934 934 or visit our website at wfi.com.au.

Benefits of the alliance partnership:

  • Commission assists Livestock SA but does not impact your premium
  • WFI and Livestock SA work together to benefit farmers
  • WFI supports events throughout the year

For more information on preventing livestock theft and the WFI financial services guide, visit the WFI website.


Legal Services

Mellor Olsson

Livestock SA has entered into an arrangement with Mellor Olsson Lawyers. Livestock SA members receive 10% discount on the preparation of wills and administration of estates * and are entitled to an initial telephone consultation on any legal issue without charge**.

Mellor Olsson is committed to providing quality legal services to rural and regional South Australia and is one of the largest and oldest law firms operating in South Australia, employing over 90 staff.

With years of experience working with clients in agribusiness and farming enterprises, Mellor Olsson’s team have an in depth knowledge of all legal aspects relevant to regional areas.

Mellor Olsson can provide advice to Business Units on;

  • Employment law;
  • Biosecurity issues;
  • Animal welfare regulations;
  • Dealings in land and interests in land;
  • The sale and purchase of livestock;
  • Commercial contracts and debt recovery;
  • Product liability and insurance claims;
  • Partnership disputes:
  • Share farming arrangements; and
  • Operational costs and arrangements.

Mellor Olsson can provide advice to Family Units and Individuals on:

  • Wills, estates and testamentary arrangements;
  • Inter-generational change and structure/succession planning;
  • Tax arrangement and trusts;
  • Family law issues and consequences; and
  • Property sales and transactions

Mellor Olsson services all of South Australia with offices in Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Clare Valley and The Barossa Valley. Meetings are available by appointment in Balaklava, Bordertown, Burra, Ceduna, Cleve, Cummins, Elliston, Kadina, Keith, Kimba, McLaren Vale, Riverton, Streak Bay and Wudinna.

W: www.molawyers.com.au

E: lawyers@mollawyers.com.au

P: 08 8414 3400

*Excludes Affiliate members. 10% discount is based on Mellor Olsson's normal hourly rates. ** Indicative time of 20 minutes


Industrial relations

MERS

Livestock SA has entered into an arrangement with Chas Cini of Mediation and Employment Relations Services (MERS) to provide industrial relations services for Livestock SA members.

MERS – Mediation and Employment Relations Services – offers members the first 30 minutes free, followed by a discounted rate for advice on employment contracts and the Pastoral Award, ReturnToWorkSA, termination of employment such as unfair dismissal and unlawful termination, workplace discrimination or bullying and harassment.

Contact Chas Cini, 08 8331 2422, chas@mers.com.au and www.mers.com.au/farms


Other services

Other specific services for members are currently being investigated however suggestions from livestock producers about services they would prefer are always welcome.