Search

Search

Our website has recently been updated. Make use of the search to quickly find what you are looking for.

MACLORANFARM PRINTRES 65

Columns

Breaking down the livestock methane concerns

Around 15% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock production. In Australia, the contribution of methane emissions...

Column Published: 25/11/2022

Biosecurity boost highlights important improvements

By Travis Tobin RECENT South Australian emergency animal disease preparedness activities and scenario planning exercises have identified gaps and concerns...

Column Published: 24/10/2022

Tech needed to keep SA producers ahead

SOUTH Australian livestock producers are forward-thinking people, constantly on the lookout for technologies that will enable them to operate as...

Column Published: 29/9/2022

Producer concern over rural rates

One of the key statistics to come out of Livestock SA’s recent producer priorities survey was the large portion of...

Column Published: 26/8/2022

Livestock producers urged to improve compliance with traceability activities

All Livestock producers face significant business risk if an Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) outbreak reaches Australia, so now is the...

Column Published: 13/7/2022

Is your business prepared to survive an emergency animal disease (EAD) outbreak on your farm?

Is your business prepared to survive an emergency animal disease (EAD) outbreak on your farm? A recent biosecurity risk exercise...

Column Published: 4/7/2022

Fast reactions can help slow disease reach

Pene Keynes and Emily Buddle (Livestock SA) How would you respond to a livestock disease outbreak on farm? Would you...

Column Published: 15/2/2022

Best Practice Biosecurity: Data at Heart

By Pene Keynes and Emily Buddle, South Australian Biosecurity Extension team The use of individual electronic identification (EID) is a...

Column Published: 11/6/2021

Low flow project improves health of water catchments

By ANDREW CURTIS, Livestock SA Chief Executive Officer Water catchment health in the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges is showing improvement...

Column Published: 3/6/2021

Motorcycle permit change concerning

LIVESTOCK SA is calling on the State Government to consider special provisions for young people working in farming operations to...

Column Published: 26/3/2021

Signs keep stock, drivers safe

MOVING livestock across main roads can be a challenging and dangerous task which is why appropriate safety measures need to...

Column Published: 28/1/2021

Reviewing bushfire support for SA producers

Livestock SA is using the learnings from the 2019-20 bushfires to ensure future responses to natural disasters offer similar relief...

Column Published: 29/11/2020

COVID-19 offers lessons for livestock sector

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught Australians anything, it is that maintaining good hygiene practices and minimising the spread of...

Column Published: 3/11/2020

Commercial harvesting helps manage roos

OVER-abundant kangaroo populations continue to cause damage to farming land, infrastructure and crops in South Australia. Kangaroos have long benefited...

Column Published: 24/9/2020

August Biosecurity Column: Good biosecurity is everyone’s business

Good biosecurity is a producer’s strongest defense against the risks associated with the introduction of unwanted pests and diseases. Safeguarding...

Column Published: 28/8/2020

Close collaboration with Minister is crucial

LIVESTOCK SA welcomed the appointment of David Basham as the new South Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development...

Column Published: 27/8/2020

Accessible ag training key to strong industry

PROVIDING accessible and high-quality agricultural education in South Australia is essential to ensure agricultural businesses continue to adapt and thrive...

Column Published: 2/8/2020

Traps to curb feral deer

Populations of feral deer have increased dramatically in areas of South Australia over the past few years and this has...

Column Published: 25/6/2020

Welcome autumn rain elevates footrot risk

Livestock producers have rightly welcomed a promising break to the season, but with it comes increased biosecurity risks. Footrot, a...

Column Published: 28/5/2020

Fire-affected producers get back to business

The coronavirus pandemic impacting the world has made the recovery and rebuilding efforts in bushfire-affected areas of SA even more...

Column Published: 30/4/2020

Policy reviews help graziers

A range of pastoral region policies and plans that impact producers are being revised in 2020 and Livestock SA encourages...

Column Published: 30/3/2020

Fires create biosecurity risks

Bushfires can not only cause immediate threats during the event but also many threats post-fire, including biosecurity issues. Livestock producers...

Column Published: 3/2/2020

Govt supports key initiatives

Last year was a busy and successful year for Livestock SA and its members despite the tough weather conditions faced...

Column Published: 2/1/2020

Prepare livestock for the bushfire season

Fire danger season is well upon us with bushfires impacting the Yorke Peninsula and other areas throughout the state recently...

Column Published: 28/11/2019

Producers urged to prepare for stock feed shortages

With some parts of the state dealing with their second –in some cases third – year of below average rainfall...

Column Published: 31/10/2019

Livestock has many career opportunities

Highlighting the opportunities available in the livestock industry to jobseekers and young people deciding their future career paths remains critically...

Column Published: 26/9/2019

Livestock SA calls for tougher trespass laws

Livestock SA has continued its call for further action on the introduction of stronger trespassing laws within the state. While...

Column Published: 26/7/2019

Carbon neutral commitment by 2030 ‘achievable’ for SA producers

A commitment by the livestock industry to be carbon neutral by 2030 will bring benefits not only for consumers but...

Column Published: 27/6/2019

Pastoral Act review opens opportunities for SA producers

The recently announced review of the Pastoral Act will provide Livestock SA and its members with an opportunity to provide...

Column Published: 30/5/2019

Speak up to drive positive industry changes

Livestock producers play an important part in helping to shape the development and review of policies and the industry bodies...

Column Published: 25/4/2019

Be well-prepared as season break nears

As “the break” nears, it’s important that producers begin setting themselves up to be in the best position possible for...

Column Published: 28/3/2019

Water security remains lobby group’s focus

Rising water prices are an ongoing concern to livestock producers throughout the State, with rates in some regions rising by...

Column Published: 1/3/2019

Feral pests in line of sight

The over-abundance of invasive species and the need for a strategic, united approach to the issue will be the major...

Column Published: 31/1/2019

Kangaroo control remains key for SA producers

The management of kangaroo populations, the condition of the dog fence and drought were key issues raised at the Livestock...

Column Published: 13/12/2018

Training available on maximising wool clip

The wool industry has long remained a key focus for many South Australian producers, with strong price highs continuing to...

Column Published: 1/11/2018

Coordinated effort on feral animals needed

Pest animal control remains a significant issue for Livestock SA members, with results from our recent 2018 annual survey highlighting...

Column Published: 27/9/2018

Make time to calculate feed requirements

This season has delivered a very different weather pattern to that which has been seen in recent years, bringing with...

Column Published: 3/8/2018

Training shortages affect skills delivery in livestock sector

In the past decade, continual decreases in the level of funding within the training and skills sector has placed increased...

Column Published: 28/6/2018

Biosecurity key focus of SA producers

Biosecurity remains a key focus for livestock production across Australia with recent changes to the Livestock Production Assurance and Johne’s...

Column Published: 31/5/2018

Livestock SA continues to advocate for feral deer control across SA

Ongoing management of feral deer continues to be a concern for livestock producers across SA. The South East region in...

Column Published: 15/3/2018

Govt gone missing in livestock industry R&D investment

The South Australian livestock sector contributes $4.5 billion in Gross State Revenue to the SA economy and employs a significant...

Column Published: 22/2/2018

Consistent internet service underpins future pastoral productivity gains

Telemetry systems are increasingly being rolled out on many pastoral properties across the state, including at Billa Kalina, via Roxby...

Column Published: 18/1/2018

SA livestock advocacy continues to grow

Livestock advocacy continues to strengthen in South Australia, with South Australian producers recently appointed to leading roles with both the...

Column Published: 7/12/2017

Livestock SA reminds producers to ensure LPA changes roll out to producers

Biosecurity is front of mind for many producers this month, with changes to the Livestock Production Assurance Program occurring from...

Column Published: 26/10/2017

Export insights as Livestock SA Board member tours OS markets

Export markets continue to play a vital part in ensuring a strong and profitable sheep and lamb sector in Australia...

Column Published: 28/9/2017

Producers urged to attend statewide LPA workshops

The Australian Livestock Production Assurance program is an important part of the livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program covering food safety...

Column Published: 28/8/2017

Benchmarking key for farm success at GROWING SA

Benchmarking has long proved to be an integral part of a successful approach to farm business management for many livestock...

Column Published: 2/8/2017

Producers urged to feed for ‘dry times’

Rainfall has been scarce across much of South Australia to-date, with many regions awaiting more moisture. For some producers seeding...

Column Published: 29/6/2017

SE industry show enthusiasm for Beef Cattle Blueprint

It was fantastic to have strong industry engagement as we kicked off the first SA Beef Cattle Industry Blueprint scoping...

Column Published: 25/5/2017

On-farm theft concerns continue for SA livestock producers

Livestock and on-farm theft are an ongoing concern to South Australian producers, with more than 50 per cent of respondents...

Column Published: 27/4/2017

GAB water infrastructure remains key issue for pastoralists

Ageing water infrastructure in northern pastoral regions continues to be a key issue for graziers and was highlighted at the...

Column Published: 30/3/2017

WoolTAG provides young shearers, woolhandlers with future opportunities

Past WoolTAG recipient Tom Brewer, Naracoorte, starred at the recent world shearing championships at Invercargill, New Zealand, placing fifth in...

Column Published: 23/2/2017

Changes required to manage goats in pastoral region

Livestock SA continues to push for an amendment to the Pastoral Land Management Act (1989) to allow producers to fence...

Column Published: 26/1/2017

Blueprint launch caps off successful year for Livestock SA

IT has been a busy but successful year for Livestock SA and its members, with the organisation continuing to advocate...

Column Published: 29/12/2016

Livestock SA calls on SA Government support for CattleMAP

LIVESTOCK SA is seeking the support of the South Australian Government regarding its concerns over changes to the National Bovine...

Column Published: 24/11/2016

Livestock producers weather SA storms, flooding

SPRING storms caused widespread damage across the state earlier this month, with strong winds and flooding contributing to reported damage...

Column Published: 27/10/2016

Producers called to have their say on new Livestock Brands App

LIVESTOCK producers were given the chance to explore a prototype of the Livestock Brands App at the Livestock SA Update...

Column Published: 28/9/2016

Annual leave, loading, overtime – updates to the Pastoral Award

On July 29, 2016, a number of changes were made to the Pastoral Industry Award which means livestock producers employing...

Column Published: 28/8/2016

Sheep industry blueprint fosters research collaborations

The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint is focused on increasing the value and production of the sheep industry by 20 percent...

Column Published: 25/6/2016

National wool declarations give market confidence

Together with WoolProducers Australia, Livestock SA is encouraging growers to take time and fill out the AWEX National Wool Declaration...

Column Published: 30/5/2016

Cattle producers called to comment on competitiveness

SOUTH Australian cattle producers have a rare opportunity to offer feedback on the competitiveness of the beef sector as part...

Column Published: 2/5/2016

Know your rights and obligations when it comes to fencing

WHERE work is needed to erect, rebuild or repair boundary fences between neighbouring properties, communication and consensus between landowners is...

Column Published: 24/3/2016

Transparency critical to faith in NRM system

The South Australian Government announced last year that regional NRM levies are to be used to recover costs for water...

Column Published: 1/3/2016

Call for brands register to be integrated with PICs

THERE ARE so many good reasons why the Brands Act 1933 should not have been repealed by the State Government...

Column Published: 1/2/2016

Animal welfare focus of ASAP Conference in Adelaide

Animal welfare means different things to different people. For some it encapsulates a value system which includes a raft of...

Column Published: 1/1/2016

Livestock SA – year in review

THE YEAR 2014 has been one of ups and downs. Dry conditions continue to hamper livestock production across the state...

Column Published: 29/12/2015

Year in review – Livestock SA gears up for big 2016

THINKING back over 2015, Livestock SA certainly lived up to its tagline … ‘your strong and independent voice for livestock...

Column Published: 1/12/2015

Free, professional help for farmers on pest animal control

Pest animals are a major problem to many farmers across South Australia. Feral pigs, goats, rabbits, foxes and wild dogs...

Column Published: 1/11/2015

No time to dither in reassessing loan criteria

When it comes to support programs for drought-affected farmers, bank lenders in the South East work on different principles to...

Column Published: 1/10/2015

Know what’s required when it comes to industrial relations

Before the modern award system was introduced on January 1, 2010, there were state and federal awards. Farmers in South...

Column Published: 1/9/2015

Cattle levy increase flagged to support crucial industry programs

I AM part of Schulz Livestock, a family‐owned and run livestock farming business in the Upper South East. We produce...

Column Published: 27/8/2015

Sheep industry starts work on new blueprint

THE South Australian sheep industry has just started work on a plan to drive profitability, innovation and sustainability for the...

Column Published: 6/8/2015

Infrastructure upgrades help stations manage drought, stock

HAMILTON Station is situated 110 kilometres north‐west of Oodnadatta and its annual rainfall is about 180 millimetres, with a large...

Column Published: 2/6/2015

Farmers urged to review changes to working dog laws

TWO key reforms are being negotiated at present which will impact farmers who breed working dogs or those who use...

Column Published: 28/5/2015

Livestock, finance and drought – can you plan ahead?

Livestock commodity prices have continued to provide some optimism for producers among variable seasonal conditions across the state. At the...

Column Published: 24/4/2015

Strong representation for livestock producers

LIVESTOCK owners across the South East are eagerly awaiting the 2015 season to get cracking, as dry pasture reserves are...

Column Published: 26/3/2015

Pastoral concern over losing independent organisation

FOR most pastoralists in South Australia, the main topic of conversation has been the rain event – or in some...

Column Published: 26/2/2015

Livestock SA: a South East perspective

The New Year is often a time to reflect and check‐in on personal as well as professional goals and vision...

Column Published: 22/1/2015

Farm fodder response a credit to SA ag industry

THE way farmers across the State have banded together in the past week to help those affected by the Adelaide...

Column Published: 12/1/2015