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Sheep & Goat Traceability Survey

Consultation is underway to find the best solution for individual sheep and goat traceability for South Australia. [Survey Closed] Sheep...

Media Release Published: 31/10/2022

Methane Pledge shouldn’t impact SA producers

Ongoing consultation with industry and transparency will be key following the Federal Government signing on to the Global Methane Pledge.

Media Release Published: 25/10/2022

Time for change: Founding Members encourage vote ‘for’ the transition to Cattle Australia

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 29 September 2022 Time for change: Founding Members encourage vote ‘for’ the transition to Cattle...

Media Release Published: 30/9/2022

Members encouraged to vote in favour of Cattle Australia

Livestock SA is encouraging its cattle producer members to vote in favour of endorsing the new Cattle Australia constitution at...

Media Release Published: 28/9/2022

AgRi-Silience has potential to change your business

South Australian livestock and broadacre producers can learn how to improve their business’s economic, environmental and social resilience and adapt...

Media Release Published: 20/9/2022

New faces on Livestock SA board

Livestock SA welcomed three new board members at its 2022 Annual General Meeting, held on Monday at Hahndorf as part...

Media Release Published: 30/8/2022

New Biosecurity Blueprint to protect SA’s livestock industry

The first state-based, industry-led biosecurity plan for livestock has been launched today by Livestock SA, identifying ways to focus biosecurity...

Media Release Published: 29/8/2022

New projects to boost sheep and cattle industries

An influx of new projects valued at almost $4.5 million is set to add significant value to South Australia’s sheep...

Media Release Published: 23/8/2022

Committee appointed to lead eID implementation in SA

A whole-of-industry Sheep Traceability Steering Committee has been established by Livestock SA to assess the benefits, risks and costs of...

Media Release Published: 3/8/2022

Biosecurity investment welcomed, but sustainable funding model needed

Livestock SA has welcomed further investment from the Federal Government in biosecurity measures aimed at keeping foot and mouth disease...

Media Release Published: 15/7/2022

Travellers urged to do the right thing to keep FMD out

Livestock SA is pleading for international travellers to be hyper-vigilant with biosecurity, particularly as foot and mouth disease (FMD) spreads...

Media Release Published: 14/7/2022

Expressions of interest sought for new Sheep Traceability Steering Committee

Livestock SA is seeking expressions of interests from across the sheep value chain, such as producers, government, processors, livestock agents...

Media Release Published: 5/7/2022

2022 Producer Priority Survey

Livestock producers invited to have their say about industry priorities Livestock SA has released its 2022 Producer Priorities Survey to...

Media Release Published: 4/7/2022

Videos to enhance producer abattoir surveillance feedback

Detecting, monitoring and managing sheep health conditions that have an impact on carcase quality and animal welfare is being made...

News Published: 10/5/2022

Have your say on SA livestock biosecurity priorities

Livestock SA is calling on all members of the red meat and wool supply chains to have their say on...

News Published: 15/3/2022

New CEO to lead SA livestock advocacy

The Board of Livestock SA has appointed experienced policy and livestock industry professional Travis Tobin as its new chief executive...

News Published: 2/3/2022

Applications now open for new farm resilience program

South Australian grain and livestock producers have to opportunity to learn how to manage and adapt to adverse events and...

News Published: 15/2/2022

Livestock SA's 2022 SA State Election Priorities

Livestock SA has announced the 14 key areas it will advocate for in the upcoming South Australian State Election.The organisation...

News Published: 3/2/2022

Long-time Livestock SA CEO Moves On

Long-time Livestock SA CEO Andrew Curtis has left the organisation to take up a position as the full-time CEO...

Media Release Published: 6/12/2021

New Members Join Industry Fund Boards

Newly appointed members to both the SA Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds Boards will bring a wealth of experience to...

Media Release Published: 29/11/2021

Livestock SA Executive Officer: A Rising Champion Of Agribuisness

Fleurieu beef producer and Livestock SA Executive Officer Tom Cosentino has been named the South Australian winner of the 202...

Media Release Published: 23/9/2021

New Sheep AI Handbooks

New handbooks will help improve the success of artificial sheep insemination (AI) practices. The SA Sheep Industry Fund and its...

Media Release Published: 20/9/2021

Call to Protect Shearing Workforce From COVID-19

Livestock SA is calling on all South Australian sheep producers to keep their shearing workforce safe from COVID-19. As we...

Media Release Published: 2/9/2021

2021 Annual General Meeting and Board Elections

The 2021/22 Livestock SA board was announced during the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on August 23. There were five board...

Media Release Published: 25/8/2021

$1 million boost for innovative KI recovery projects

More than $1 million will be provided by the State Government to Livestock SA and Agriculture Kangaroo Island (AgKI) to...

Media Release Published: 23/8/2021

Open call for small SA sheep and cattle projects

SA sheep and cattle industry researchers and farming groups are invited to apply for small project funding up to $10,00...

Media Release Published: 19/1/2021

Skilled shearers valued by SA wool industry

Livestock SA is calling on the Australian Workers Union (AWU) to work with the Australian wool industry, rather than against...

Media Release Published: 19/1/2021

Consultation now open for SA Sheep Industry Blueprint

Producers and industry stakeholders have the opportunity to provide their thoughts on the future of the state’s sheep industry to...

Media Release Published: 12/10/2020

Board member election results announced at Livestock SA AGM

The new Livestock SA board members have been announced during Livestock SA’s Annual General Meeting held online this morning. Three...

Media Release Published: 14/9/2020

Draft Pastoral Lands Bill now out for public consultation

Livestock SA has welcomed the release of the draft Pastoral Lands Bill by the State Government, which is now open...

Media Release Published: 7/9/2020

Support still available for bushfire-affected producers

South Australian red meat producers impacted by summer bushfires in late 2019 and early 2020 can still access Meat &...

Media Release Published: 4/9/2020

David Basham MP: $5m in Sheep and Cattle Industry funds to strengthen market access

Australia’s livestock industry is set to benefit from an injection of more than $5 million of industry funds aimed at...

Media Release Published: 20/8/2020

Livestock SA members to vote on board nominees

Livestock SA members will cast their ballots to fill five positions on the Livestock SA board after nine nominations were...

Media Release Published: 10/8/2020

Livestock SA welcomes new Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development

Livestock SA has welcomed the appointment of David Basham as the new Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Livestock...

Media Release Published: 29/7/2020

Nominees sought for Livestock SA board

Producers with a passion for advancing the South Australian livestock industry are encouraged to apply for a position on the...

Media Release Published: 14/7/2020

SA sheep industry growth supported by Blueprint

The Sheep Industry Blueprint has successfully fostered greater coordination and collaboration, while attracting investments for research, development and extension. This...

Media Release Published: 30/6/2020

Livestock SA welcomes Strzelecki Track upgrade

Livestock SA has welcomed the South Australian Government’s announcement to begin the upgrade and sealing of the Strzelecki Track. The...

Media Release Published: 25/6/2020

Water price reduction welcomed by SA livestock producers

South Australian livestock producers will be relieved from high water prices thanks to a State Government commitment to reduce water...

Media Release Published: 18/6/2020

New biosecurity support for SA red meat and wool industries

South Australian livestock producers now have access to increased on-farm biosecurity support thanks to the appointment of two new biosecurity...

Media Release Published: 19/5/2020

Sheep and Cattle Fund Boards transition to industry complete

Transition of South Australia’s sheep and cattle industry funds to industry management has now been finalised, providing industry with more...

Media Release Published: 17/4/2020

New landscape act opens opportunities for SA producers

The management of the state’s land, water, pest, plants and animals and biodiversity has been significantly updated following the introduction...

Media Release Published: 21/2/2020

Water infrastructure grants available to drought affected producers

Drought affected farmers have the opportunity to access up to $50,000 to help with the purchase and installation of on-farm...

Media Release Published: 30/1/2020

Water infrastructure grants available to drought affected producers

Drought affected farmers have the opportunity to access up to $50,000 to help with the purchase and installation of on-farm...

Media Release Published: 30/1/2020

Bushfire relief fodder donation depots open to SA producers

More than 700 tonnes of hay has already been donated to fire-affected farmers around the state who have been struggling...

Media Release Published: 7/1/2020

Bushfire relief fodder donation depots open to SA producers

More than 700 tonnes of hay has already been donated to fire-affected farmers around the state who have been struggling...

Media Release Published: 7/1/2020

Livestock SA welcomes announcement on tougher farm trespass laws

Livestock SA has welcomed today’s State Government announcement from Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone on the...

Media Release Published: 27/8/2019

Livestock SA welcomes new board members at 2019 AGM

Livestock SA has welcomed the appointment of three new and three existing board members at its AGM this week, who...

Media Release Published: 26/8/2019

TAFE SA welding classes to boost skills of pastoral workers

Livestock SA recognises the great opportunity for pastoralists and stationhands to expand their skills and knowledge by attending the latest...

Media Release Published: 9/8/2019

Livestock SA welcomes producer support for proposed SA Dog Fence levy

Livestock SA has welcomed strong producer support for proposed industry levies which will raise the money required for industry’s contribution...

Media Release Published: 26/7/2019

Livestock SA welcomes strong industry focus in State Budget

Livestock SA has welcomed the State Government’s significant investment in the state’s red meat and wool industries as part of...

Media Release Published: 19/6/2019

Livestock SA welcomes proposed amendments to SA Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan

Livestock SA has welcomed the announcement of proposed amendments to the South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2018-2022. The State...

Media Release Published: 11/6/2019

Livestock SA welcomes TFI announcement on new Murray Bridge abattoir

Livestock SA has welcomed today’s announcement from Thomas Foods International of a new multi-million-dollar abattoir at Murray Bridge. Livestock SA...

Media Release Published: 6/6/2019

SA participants ‘Raise the Baa’ for WPA award

Livestock SA President Joe Keynes has congratulated the two South Australian recipients of WoolProducers Australia’s Raising the Baa program, SA...

Media Release Published: 3/6/2019

Livestock SA seeks bipartisan commitment to rebuild the Dog Fence

Livestock SA is seeking a $25 million funding injection for the South Australian Dog Fence as a major piece of...

Media Release Published: 1/5/2019

PPSA – PPSA, commodity groups reiterate call for mining review

Primary Producers SA and two of its commodity group members in Grain Producers SA, and Livestock SA have responded to...

Media Release Published: 10/4/2019

Livestock SA welcomes $7.5 million State Government investment for livestock industry

Livestock SA today welcomed the State Government announcement of $7.5 million into South Australia’s red meat sector in a bid...

Media Release Published: 25/3/2019

GROWING SA returns with exciting new format

The 2019 GROWING SA Conference promises to be the biggest yet, with a new format set to provide delegates with...

Media Release Published: 11/2/2019

Livestock SA welcomes election of John Falkenhagen as GICA President

Livestock SA has welcomed the election of South Australian producer John Falkenhagen as President of the Goat Industry Council of...

Media Release Published: 27/11/2018

Livestock SA welcomes re-election of Amanda Giles to CCA Board

Livestock SA has welcomed the re-election of Amanda Giles to the Board of the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA). Amanda...

Media Release Published: 21/11/2018

Government of SA – Family and Business Support program rolls out in drought-affected regions

Eight Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Murray-Mallee, mid and...

Media Release Published: 16/10/2018

Aussie Wool supports drought affected woolgrowers

Aussie Wool is supporting drought affected woolgrowers, by offering them a package of free wool brokerage. Eligible woolgrowers are limited...

Media Release Published: 10/10/2018

PIRSA – State Government rolls out support program to drought affected regions

South Australian farmers and their families impacted by the dry conditions will be provided assistance through the State Government’s appointment...

Media Release Published: 26/9/2018

Key ag issues up for debate at second GROWING SA Conference

Registrations are open for the second GROWING SA conference, featuring an exciting line-up of speakers, including Minister for Primary Industries...

Media Release Published: 26/7/2018

Producers encouraged to nominate for Livestock SA board

South Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider nominating for the Livestock SA board. There are five, two-year positions...

Media Release Published: 3/7/2018

GROWING SA to highlight policy impacts on-farm

South Australia’s only forum to debate grains and livestock advocacy, research and farm business issues is back. GROWING SA will...

Media Release Published: 29/5/2018

Livestock SA welcomes government commitment to wild dog control

Livestock SA has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone that the State Government...

Media Release Published: 24/5/2018

Livestock SA endorses change to lamb definition

Livestock SA supports the decision of Sheep Producers Australia to endorse a change in the industry definition of lamb so...

Media Release Published: 27/3/2018

Keith to host April Livestock SA meeting

The next Livestock SA Southern Region meeting will be held at the Keith Golf Club on Wednesday April 11. Southern...

Media Release Published: 19/3/2018

SA Govt urged to commit to livestock R&D

Livestock SA has called on the incoming South Australian Government to commit to investing in livestock research, development and implementation...

Media Release Published: 27/2/2018

Livestock SA supports Low-Flow Project in Eastern Mt Lofty’s

Livestock SA has got behind a Natural Resources SAMDB program to encourage landholders, and particularly livestock producers, to participate in...

Media Release Published: 7/2/2018

Livestock SA highlights six key areas to Growing SA’s economy

Livestock SA today released its 2018 SA Election position paper highlighting six key focus areas that need to be addressed...

Media Release Published: 25/1/2018

Agricultural impact assessment of Sherwood fire continues

The assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the Sherwood fire continues. State...

Media Release Published: 9/1/2018

New Cattle Council CEO to speak at Robe livestock meeting

Livestock SA’s annual summer meeting has drawn another high-profile guest speaker this year, with Cattle Council of Australia CEO Margo...

Media Release Published: 9/1/2018

South Australians urged to support the industry on National Agriculture Day

With one in five South Australians employed in the food industry, the state’s commodity advocacy and research groups are encouraging...

Media Release Published: 14/11/2017

Livestock SA welcomes Federal Govt funding for wild dog control

Livestock SA has welcomed news of Federal Government funding for Stage 3 of the National Wild Dog Action Plan in...

Media Release Published: 23/10/2017

Water security remains essential for the long-term viability of SA livestock producers

South Australian livestock producers are urged to ‘have their say’ on water issues as part of a new, joint project...

Media Release Published: 18/10/2017

Building Better Regions Fund boosts the SA beef cattle industry

The South Australian Beef Cattle Industry will benefit from the Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund with $30,000 from the federal...

Media Release Published: 27/9/2017

Livestock SA welcomes new President Joe Keynes

Keyneton livestock producer Joe Keynes has been appointed President of Livestock SA, replacing former leader Geoff Power, who retired from...

Media Release Published: 25/9/2017

Former President celebrated as inaugural Australian Wool Industry Medal winner

Livestock SA immediate past President Geoff Power’s long commitment to the South Australian and national wool industry was recognised tonight...

Media Release Published: 24/8/2017

Packed GROWING SA event shines a light on ag’s importance

ABOUT 300 people attended the inaugural GROWING SA conference in Hahndorf last Friday to hear the latest in farm business...

Media Release Published: 16/8/2017

Livestock SA welcomes new board members in 2017-18

Livestock SA will welcome three new members to its board following the 2017-18 nomination process. Producers Mark Dennis, Koppio; Gillian...

Media Release Published: 5/7/2017

Beef producers urged to implement on-farm biosecurity programs

Livestock SA has welcomed the latest changes to the management framework of bovine Johne’s disease– with the Cattle Council of...

Media Release Published: 19/6/2017

LPA program changes welcomed by SA livestock producers

Livestock SA has welcomed recent changes announced as part of the ongoing development of the Livestock Production Assurance program, with...

Media Release Published: 19/6/2017

Producers encouraged to nominate for Livestock SA board

South Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider nominating for the Livestock SA board. There are five, two-year positions...

Media Release Published: 26/5/2017

Livestock SA welcomes funding for Yorkey’s Crossing facility

Livestock SA has today welcomed the announcement by the State Government that it will fund a decoupling facility, including a...

Media Release Published: 25/5/2017

Statewide crackdown on sheep and goat NLIS Compliance

LIVESTOCK producers are warned of a statewide focus on sheep and goat traceability targeting identification and movement documentation at saleyards...

Media Release Published: 22/5/2017

Inaugural GROWING SA conference to highlight primary production’s value

Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA are partnering to host a joint industry conference this year, called GROWING SA. It...

Media Release Published: 11/5/2017

Doubts raised on landowner mining royalty payments

Livestock SA is seeking clarity on the State Government’s plan to return 10 per cent of royalties for gas extraction...

Media Release Published: 17/3/2017

Wild dog control remains critical as numbers rise across SA

LIVESTOCK SA is continuing its call for immediate action from the State Government in response to a huge increase in...

Media Release Published: 9/3/2017

Q Fever vaccine subsidy crucial to protect workers

LIVESTOCK SA has called for the Australian Government to support a new National Q Fever Management Program to subsidise Q...

Media Release Published: 18/1/2017

Livestock SA urges govt to follow wild dog funding lead of WA

Livestock SA is dismayed at the lack of action from the South Australian Government for wild dog control despite its...

Media Release Published: 16/11/2016

Producers show strong support for Livestock SA AGM and Forum

About 100 producers and industry stakeholders have attended the Livestock SA Update & AGM and the first SA Cattle Producers...

Media Release Published: 16/9/2016

Cattle forum to highlight beef’s position at the cutting edge

Livestock SA will host its first South Australian Cattle Producers Forum next week, in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting...

Media Release Published: 7/9/2016

Eight nominees for Livestock SA board member positions

Livestock SA members will be able to vote on who represents them as board members with eight producers responding during...

Media Release Published: 10/8/2016

South East drains ‘in limbo’ with lack of funding for upkeep

Livestock SA President Geoff Power says the lack of funding in the State Budget for repair and maintenance of the...

Media Release Published: 20/7/2016

Call for funding to avoid wild dog peri‐urban problem

Livestock SA is calling on the State Government to reinstate funding for a wild dog trapper in northern South Australia...

Media Release Published: 18/7/2016

‘Deficient’ State Budget misses mark for livestock producers

Livestock SA president Geoff Power says the State Budget delivered last week has failed to address many urgent and outstanding...

Media Release Published: 12/7/2016

Nominations open for Livestock SA board membership

South Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider standing for nomination to the Livestock SA board. There are five...

Media Release Published: 4/7/2016

Livestock SA rejects northern electoral boundary changes

Livestock SA has labelled a proposal to make Port Pirie the regional centre of the electoral district covering the northern...

Media Release Published: 27/6/2016

New central agency for concessional loans welcomed

Livestock SA has welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s announcement this week that a re‐elected Coalition would create a new...

Media Release Published: 24/6/2016

New joint CEO to lead SA dairy and livestock advocacy groups

Livestock SA and the South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association will welcome a new chief executive officer next month – Andrew Curtis...

Media Release Published: 4/4/2016

Tales of Kazakhstan cattle a hit at Willalooka

MORE than 80 livestock producers from across the South East attended Livestock SA's regional dinner meeting at Willalooka last Wednesday...

Media Release Published: 3/4/2016

Livestock SA calls for freeze on NRM levy increases

Livestock SA is calling on Natural Resource Management Boards across the state to freeze land and water levies at their...

Media Release Published: 20/1/2016

Govt cuts brands register for livestock production in SA

Livestock SA is disappointed the State Government will no longer keep a record of livestock brands registered by farmers following...

Media Release Published: 6/1/2016

Board member election results announced at Livestock SA AGM

Successful candidates in Livestock SA’s second board member election have been announced this morning at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting...

Media Release Published: 28/8/2015

Livestock SA prepares for second AGM and wool forum

Results of Livestock SA’s board member elections will be announced this Friday at its Annual General Meeting and combined AWI...

Media Release Published: 24/8/2015

Livestock SA members to vote on board nominees

Livestock SA will hold a vote for membership of its board after receiving nine nominations for five vacant positions. Nominations...

Media Release Published: 21/7/2015

Livestock SA opens nominations for board

Livestock SA is calling for producers to nominate for five vacant board member positions. Board members whose two‐year terms expire...

Media Release Published: 1/7/2015

Biosecurity cuts top Budget disappointments for Livestock SA

Cuts to funding for Biosecurity SA’s livestock area is one of a string of disappointments and missed opportunities from the...

Media Release Published: 18/6/2015

Land, road tax changes to unfairly target livestock industry

Livestock SA is calling on the State Labor Government to reaffirm its commitment to livestock production in South Australia by...

Media Release Published: 10/4/2015

Call to back community recommendations on drain funding

Livestock SA is calling on the State Government to support recommendations identified by the South East Drainage Community Panel and...

Media Release Published: 23/3/2015

Livestock SA fracking submission outlines risk to industry

Livestock SA is calling for a halt to further mining developments using hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, arguing that mining companies...

Media Release Published: 3/3/2015

Livestock SA welcomes new president Geoff Power

Orroroo livestock and wool producer Geoff Power will step into the role of president of Livestock SA, replacing the organisation’s...

Media Release Published: 15/12/2014

New Livestock SA quarterly report gives industry overview

Livestock SA has started a new quarterly initiative called the State of the Livestock Industry to update the wider community...

Media Release Published: 8/10/2014

Water costs become crippling for SA livestock producers

Livestock SA is calling for changes to water pricing in South Australia as increasing costs of mains water for livestock...

Media Release Published: 20/9/2014

Livestock SA vice‐president wins national award

Livestock SA congratulates Kingston livestock producer Jack England, who has been named Young Farmer of the Year in the Kondinin...

Media Release Published: 11/9/2014

Livestock SA welcomes new board members at AGM

Livestock SA announced the results of its first election of board members at its annual general meeting at Roseworthy today...

Media Release Published: 29/8/2014

Livestock SA prepares for first AGM and sheep producer forum

Livestock SA will host its first annual general meeting this Friday and announce results of its first board member vote...

Media Release Published: 26/8/2014

Applications open for Far North water infrastructure grants

Livestock SA is calling for applications from pastoralists seeking funding for on‐property works under the new Far North Water Infrastructure...

Media Release Published: 13/8/2014

Candidates announced for Livestock SA board membership

Livestock SA has received seven nominations for five board positions, meaning members will be able to vote on who represents...

Media Release Published: 30/7/2014

Livestock SA calls for board member nominations

Livestock SA is calling for nominations from producers to be board members of the organisation,starting at its annual general meeting...

Media Release Published: 24/6/2014

Australian Drought Package – What’s in it for Drought-affected Pastoralists in SA?

Livestock SA is still waiting to see the fine detail of the new drought support package announced by the Australian...

Media Release Published: 26/2/2014