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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...

Published: 30/9/2022

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...

Published: 29/9/2022

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...

Published: 28/9/2022

Webinar #4 Tune in to the next industry update on FMD and LSD

Above: the speakers to present at the next webinar. The fourth instalment of the industry webinar series providing updates...

Published: 21/9/2022

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...

Published: 20/9/2022

September Newsletter 22

In this issue:Growing SA returns with a bangLivestock SA welcomes new board membersBiosecurity Blueprint to protect SA's Livestock industryProducer concern...

Published: 9/9/2022

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...

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...

Published: 29/8/2022

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...

Published: 26/8/2022

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...

Published: 23/8/2022

August Biosecurity Bulletin

Biosecurity Bulletin August Articles:Biosecurity, traceability and the NLIS database- what you need to know (SA) online webinarSA livestock industries partner...

Published: 19/8/2022

Integrity Systems webinar: Biosecurity, traceability and the NLIS database – what you need to know

Webinar for SA producers: Thursday 25 August, 7:30pm ACST Is your biosecurity management plan up to date and do you...

Published: 18/8/2022

Livestock SA 2022 Annual General Meeting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Monday 29 August 2022 commencing at 3.00pm at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 145A Mount Barker Rd...

Published: 17/8/2022

Recording of the Industry Webinar on Lumpy Skin Disease and Foot and Mouth Disease #1

The recording is now available for the Industry webinar on FMD and LSD held on 20 July. Watch the recording...

Published: 17/8/2022

Recording of Foot and Mouth Disease and Lumpy Skin Disease Industry Webinar # 2

Livestock producers wanting practical information and tools to better manage their on-farm biosecurity are invited to watch the latest industry...

Published: 16/8/2022

Foot and Mouth Disease and Lumpy Skin Disease Industry Webinar #3

The third installment of the industry webinar series was Wednesday 24 August (Australian Central Time). Recording here This is a...

Published: 16/8/2022

SA- Emergency Animal Disease Q&A Recording

RECORDING: South Australian Emergency Animal Disease Industry Update and Q&A With the Australian livestock industry ramping up its vigilance to...

Published: 8/8/2022

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...

Published: 3/8/2022

August Newsletter 2022

In this issue: Be alert, not alarmed when it comes to FMDLivestock SA to host industry webinarEAD resources on the...

Published: 2/8/2022

Northern Region Meeting 25 August 2022

You're invited to Livestock SA's Northern Region meeting on Thursday, 25 August 2022. Come along to meet Livestock SA's new...

Published: 2/8/2022

Livestock SA 2022 Board Nominees

Livestock SA received 8 nominations for five vacant Board positions. True Vote has been engaged to conduct the ballot; members...

Published: 27/7/2022

Members Update #3 Emergency Animal Disease

Articles include: Be alert not alarmed as Foot and Mouth Disease fragments found in Melbourne and Adelaide. Watch the recording...

Published: 25/7/2022

Biosecurity vigilance brought to the fore

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry As part of the Australian Government’s response to the spread of animal diseases in...

Published: 21/7/2022

Subscribe to Animal Health Australia's animal disease alerts

Animal Health Australia is sending out regular disease alerts – sign up to receive direct to inbox here Livestock SA...

Published: 20/7/2022

Register now for industry FMD/LSD webinar

Meat and Livestock Australia and National Farmers Federation have prepared a webinar to bring together four key experts on Australia's...

Published: 18/7/2022

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...

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...

Published: 14/7/2022

Members Update #2- Foot and Mouth Disease and Lumpy Skin Disease

14 July 2022 Livestock SA will provide regular updates on the evolving Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) situation. Features: Livestock SA...

Published: 14/7/2022

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...

Published: 13/7/2022

Members Update #1: Foot and Mouth Disease and Lumpy Skin Disease

As the situation with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Indonesia continues to evolve, Livestock...

Published: 6/7/2022

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...

Published: 5/7/2022

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...

Published: 4/7/2022

2022 Producer Priority Survey

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

Published: 4/7/2022

July Newsletter 2022

In this issue: Live export speculation cause for concernGROWING SA is BACK!Around the trapsIndustrial Relations Update - June 2022Fees, work...

Published: 1/7/2022

2022 Student Compendium

The SA Division of the Agricultural Institute of Australia (AIA), in partnership with the Australian Association of Animal Sciences (SA...

Published: 30/6/2022

Industrial Relations Update June 2022

Minimum Wage Adjustment 2022 On 15th June 2022 the Fair Work Commission announced the outcome of its Annual Wage Review...

Published: 22/6/2022

June Newsletter 2022

In this issue: Livestock issues highlighted with new State GovernmentArounds the trapsKeen to join the Livestock SA BoardAre you coming...

Published: 1/6/2022

Southern Region Meeting- Monday 27 June

Calling all producers - particularly those in the State's southern areas - you're invited to come along to Livestock SA's...

Published: 27/5/2022

Interested to join the Livestock SA Board?

Nominations for five (5) positions on the Livestock SA Board are now open. To nominate, producers must be a member...

Published: 27/5/2022

Livestock SA Commodities Member Update May 2022

Livestock SA Commodities Member Update May 2022 Minimum Wage Adjustment 2022 At this time of year, the Fair Work Commission...

Published: 23/5/2022

Better Health for Better Wealth Workshop for Mallee

After the success of last years Better Health for Better Wealth workshops we are bringing the event to Lameroo. This...

Published: 18/5/2022

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...

Published: 10/5/2022

May Newsletter 2022

In this issue: Success at SA's Livestock Biosecurity SummitAround the Traps!AgRi-Silience Program - UPDATED DATESAre you banking on beef for...

Published: 1/5/2022

Are you banking on beef for your family’s future?

If your answer is yes, then you’ll be looking for the profit and sustainability essential to delivering your family’s dreams...

Published: 28/4/2022

April Newsletter 2022

In this issue: Livestock SA congratulate Labor on election winAround the TrapsBrands App to closeBest Practice Demonstration Farm Field DayGrassroots...

Published: 5/4/2022

Participate in a national carbon-neutral study

Need information on how to reduce farm GHG emissions in a profitable, sustainable way? Participate in a national carbon-neutral study...

Published: 25/3/2022

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...

Published: 15/3/2022

Nominate to represent PPSA as part of the NFF Young Farmers' Council

Primary Producers SA (PPSA) is looking for a nominee to represent the organisation as part of the National Farmers Federation...

Published: 4/3/2022

March Newsletter 2022

In this issue: A new chapter for Livestock SAAround the Traps!New CEO to lead SA livestock advocacyApplications now open for...

Published: 2/3/2022

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...

Published: 2/3/2022

Definitions of meat and other animal products

The Commonwealth Senate's Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee opened an inquiry and public hearings relating to the...

Published: 28/2/2022

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...

Published: 15/2/2022

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...

Published: 15/2/2022

Kangaroo Island bushfire recovery projects to be delivered in 2022

In August 2021 the Minister for Primary Industries and Regions, David Basham MP announced a $1million boost for innovative KI...

Published: 4/2/2022

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...

Published: 3/2/2022

February Newsletter 2022

In this issue: Exciting times ahead in 2022Around the Traps!Livestock SA outlines its focus for the 2022 SA State ElectionBe...

Published: 1/2/2022

Biosecurity Bulletin - January 2022

In this issue:SA Brands App SurveyReporting Notifiable Animal DiseasesHope for return of custom footrot vaccine$20 million to support pest and...

Published: 21/1/2022

Southern Region Meeting Postponed

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in South Australia, Livestock SA has decided to postpone its Southern Region meeting until...

Published: 18/1/2022

Biosecurity Bulletin - December 2021

In this issue: Use FlyBoss support tools to reduce your risk of flystrikeYour integrity checklist for summerIt's worming out to...

Published: 17/12/2021

Annual Livestock Industry Dinner Cancellation

It is with regret and after much consideration that Livestock SA has decided to cancel the Annual Livestock Industry Dinner...

Published: 7/12/2021

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...

Published: 6/12/2021

December Newsletter 2021

In this issue: A positive year bodes well for 2022Around the Traps!Long-time Livestock SA CEO Moves OnHow to Ensure You're...

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...

Published: 29/11/2021

Travelling into South Australia from 23 November

From today (23 November), people vaccinated against COVID-19 - including returning South Australian residents - can travel into SA...

Published: 23/11/2021

Biosecurity Bulletin - November 2021

In this Issue: Wet spring a warning of potential footrot spreadTips for protecting your farm when you buy 'trade' mobsTune...

Published: 19/11/2021

November Newsletter 2021

In this issue: Make sure you're prepared for the bushfire seasonAround the trapsHow to be ready for a bushfireNew leadership...

Published: 1/11/2021

Biosecurity Bulletin - October 2021

In this Issue: Better Health for Better Wealth workshops for Kangaroo Island in NovemberBiosecurity and the circule of influence Beef...

Published: 22/10/2021

ABC Regional Drive - NetZero By 2050 Discussion with Livestock SA President Joe Keynes

Listen to Livestock SA President Joe Keynes chatting with the ABC's Regional Drive show about the industry's work to be...

Published: 21/10/2021

October Newsletter 2021

In this issue: Strong end to 2021 selling seasonLSA Vice President Joins New SPA Policy CouncilAround the trapsHave Your Say...

Published: 7/10/2021

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...

Published: 23/9/2021

Biosecurity Bulletin - September 2021

In this Issue: Footrot Alert!!Buying Rams: Don't introduce an expensive problem into your flockBreathing easy brings benefitsHuman Biosecurity: A call...

Published: 21/9/2021

New Sheep AI Handbooks

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

Published: 20/9/2021

September Newsletter 2021

In this issue:Stable board to take Livestock SA forwardAround the trapsBoard remains unchangedMillions into Sheep and CattleAdvanceAg gets greenlight for...

Published: 15/9/2021

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...

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...

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...

Published: 23/8/2021

Biosecurity Bulletin - August 2021

In this Issue: Better Health for Better Wealth WorkshopsFrom virtual to realityFlystrike - Striking back by breeding for resistanceSimple steps...

Published: 20/8/2021

August Newsletter 2021

In this issue:Growing SA 2021 postponedAround the trapsLivestock SA board - no election requiredAnimal Health Australia launches new virtual reality...

Published: 2/8/2021

July Newsletter 2021

In this issue: Southern and Northern Region meetings promote collaborationAround the trapsSupporting productivity with sustainable practicesNominations open for board membersHeritage...

Published: 29/7/2021

National definition of prohibited pig feed

Feeding of mammalian animal products to pigs is a major transmission pathway for emergency animal diseases (EAD), including African swine...

Published: 28/7/2021

Commonwealth Senate Inquiry into the definitions of meat and other animal products

Livestock SA believes that there is a need to address the real concerns surrounding product labelling that will enable the...

Published: 28/7/2021

Review of the South Australian Native Vegetation Act 1991

Livestock SA welcomes this review into the Native Vegetation Act 1991 and strongly encourages the Natural Resources Committee to seek...

Published: 28/7/2021

Biosecurity Bulletin- May 2021

In this issue: Beware of pregnancy toxaemia at lambing timeEnhanced Abattoir Surveillance 2020 report available nowGovernment pledges big investment in...

Published: 26/7/2021

Biosecurity Bulletin- July 2021

In this Issue: Better Health for Better Wealth WorkshopsMaintain High Standards at Lamb MarkingAre you using the right NVD?Best Practice...

Published: 23/7/2021

Heritage Agreement Small Grant – Closing 23 August 2021

The Revitalising Private Conservation Program are pleased to open the latest small round of grants for Heritage Agreement owners in...

Published: 28/6/2021

Rebuilding the flock and herd - Livestock forums for producers - Registrations Open

Registrations are open to take part in the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) free Livestock Forums Due to...

Published: 25/6/2021

Biosecurity Bulletin- June 2021

In this issue: Best practice biosecurity: Data at heartPlan, prepare and conduct best welfare practice lamb marking procedures FMD provides...

Published: 18/6/2021

Select Committee on Land Access

Livestock SA supports the submission made by Grain Producers South Australia (GPSA) to the Select Committee on Land Access on...

Published: 17/6/2021

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...

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...

Published: 3/6/2021

Growing SA Annual Conference 25 February 2022 - Registrations Now OPEN!

Event hosts Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA invite you to register for GROWING SA 2022. After a year of...

Published: 1/6/2021

June 2021 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Proposal to expand Dog Fence rateable areaNominations open for Board MembersThe South Australian Sheep Blueprint 2030Forums aimed...

Published: 1/6/2021

Assistance with identification of weeds potentially brought in with donated hay

The devastation of the Cuddlee Creek fire led to numerous landowners with livestock needing help to feed their stock. Livestock...

Published: 31/5/2021

Livestock SA 2021 State Government Election Survey - closed

Livestock SA is conducting this survey of South Australian livestock producers to gauge your views on the key priorities that...

Published: 20/5/2021

Beware of pregnancy toxaemia at lambing time

Pregnancy toxaemia (in sheep) is a common late Autumn / Winter problem. It is one of the primary causes for...

Published: 19/5/2021

Livestock SA Northern Region Meeting 24 June 2021 - Register Now!

The next Northern Region meeting will be held on Thursday, 24 June 2021 at the Port Augusta Golf Club, for...

Published: 12/5/2021

Livestock SA Southern Region Meeting 29 June 2021 - Register Now!

The next Southern Region meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 at Mount Gambier Jen's Hotel. Dinner Starts...

Published: 12/5/2021

Heritage Agreement Landholder Survey - closed

Are you the owner of a Heritage Agreement? As part of the Revitalising Private Conservation in SA Program, we want...

Published: 1/5/2021

May Newsletter: Presidents Report

After many years of service to the livestock industry, the team recently bid their farewells to policy officer Deane Crabb...

Published: 1/5/2021

May 2021 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Farewell, Deane!Around the trapsFootrot management made easy in best practice videoHeritage Agreement surveyNew projects to boost bush...

Published: 1/5/2021

Water Infrastructure Grants

While Livestock SA is very pleased that more funding has now been allocated for the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate...

Published: 30/4/2021

Draft State Bushfire Management Plan 2021 ‐ 2025 Submission

Livestock SA appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the development of the State Bushfire Management Plan 2021 ‐2025. Overtime...

Published: 29/4/2021

Industrial Relations Update - April 2021

The latest updates on industrial relations from Mediation and Employment Relations Service’s Chas Cini.

Published: 23/4/2021

Managing Footrot in South Australia

For South Australian sheep producers and livestock agents to help with diagnosis, control, and management of footrot on-farm.

Published: 9/4/2021

April Newsletter: President’s Report

In stark contrast to this time last year, Livestock SA staff and board members have been able to attend many...

Published: 7/4/2021

April 2021 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: Best practice vaccinationTrust in Wool LaunchBalancing rights and responsibilities on the landSimple steps to safeguard your biosecurityUpcoming...

Published: 1/4/2021

April 2021 Livestock SA News

In this issue: New sheep Blueprint to increase industry revenue to $3 billion annuallyFarewell Deane CrabbAround the trapsSouth Australia's Planning...

Published: 1/4/2021

Review of National Wool Declaration Submission

Livestock SA supports Wool Producer Australia’s submission to AWEX’s Review of the National Wool Declaration. In particular, Livestock SA would...

Published: 31/3/2021

Motorcycle permit change concerning

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

Published: 26/3/2021

March 2021 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: EAS feedbackAre you on standby to standstill?Call for producers to trial new welfare systemWhere did all of...

Published: 26/3/2021

Draft Regional Landscape Plans

Have your say on the draft Regional Landscape Plans which set the vision and priorities for regions throughout SA to...

Published: 25/3/2021

2030 SA Sheep Industry Blueprint - Launched 5 March 2021

The 2030 Sheep Industry Blueprint was launched at Meat & Livestock Australia’s MeatUp Forum in Gawler on 5 March 2021...

Published: 5/3/2021

March Newsletter: Presidents Report

Livestock SA is looking forward to the opportunities 2021 presents to provide increased advocacy and continued engagement for the SA...

Published: 1/3/2021

March 2021 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Water infrastructure funding extendedAround the TrapsEvents coming upEhrlichiosis tick detected in SABAHWAC cattle industry representativeLivestock Technology ExposHeritage...

Published: 1/3/2021

Lack of local trials limiting eID uptake in SA

THE National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is vital to ensure our cattle, sheep and goat industries maintain effective animal traceability...

Published: 25/2/2021

February 2021 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: Re-stockingEffective use of pain reliefFoot and Mouth Disease Ready ProjectWash your boots!Simple steps to safeguard your biosecurityUpcoming...

Published: 19/2/2021

Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia Inc. Feb newsletter

February Newsletter Rabbit-Free AGM & Committee newsKaye Kessing’s RabbitsPossible evolution of Covid-19Everyone loves La NinaRabbits still in townStaggering loss of...

Published: 4/2/2021

February Newsletter: President’s Report

Livestock SA is looking forward to the opportunities 2021 presents to provide increased advocacy and continued engagement for the SA...

Published: 4/2/2021

Industrial Relations Update - Feb 2021

The latest updates on industrial relations from Mediation and Employment Relations Service’s Chas Cini.

Published: 3/2/2021

Review of the Veterinary Practice Legislation in South Australia

It is disappointing that livestock producers are not listed as one of the stakeholder groups in the Veterinary Practice Legislation...

Published: 1/2/2021

February 2021 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Positive outlook for SA producers in 2021Around the trapsEvents coming upSubmissionsLivestock Technology ExposStock warning signs protect animals...

Published: 1/2/2021

2015-2020 SA Sheep Industry Blueprint

The Blueprint was launched in April 2016 with an overarching aim to increase productivity by 20% by 2020. There are...

Published: 29/1/2021

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...

Published: 28/1/2021

January 2021 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: Bushfire supportNow is the time to review your biosecurity planMeasuring the use of antibiotics in red meatBiosecurity...

Published: 22/1/2021

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...

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...

Published: 19/1/2021

Grain Producers SA Roadworthy Heavy Vehicles… Made Easy! workshop

SA primary producers have the chance to join more than 250 others who have developed their understanding of heavy vehicle...

Published: 15/1/2021

Revised Planning and Design Code Consultation

Livestock SA has previously made submissions on Phase Two (Rural Areas) and Phase Three (Urban Areas) of the Draft Planning...

Published: 7/1/2021

Limestone Coast Pest Management Strategy Review

The Pest Management Strategy plan will be able to provide a good basis for some effective pest polices for the...

Published: 6/1/2021

December/January 2021 Livestock SA News

In this issue: From the President – 2020 in review Christmas office hours Around the traps Revitalising Private Conservation in...

Published: 1/1/2021

December 2020 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: Biosecurity is a shared responsibilityBushfire preparednessChanges to LPA NVDsCats have $12 million impact on Australian agricultureSimple Steps...

Published: 18/12/2020

December/January Newsletter: President’s Report

What a year 2020 has been! It began with bushfires which impacted the Adelaide Hills, Keilira and Kangaroo Island. Combined...

Published: 10/12/2020

Building a new Biosecurity Act for South Australia

The State Government is proposing to develop a new, consolidated Biosecurity Act for South Australia. There is no mention of...

Published: 4/12/2020

2020-2030 Blueprint consultation

The success of the SA Sheep Industry Blueprint has led to the development of a new iteration for 2020 to...

Published: 1/12/2020

November 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Members encouraged to provide comment on new Biosecurity Act Around the traps SA Sheep Industry Blueprint...

Published: 30/11/2020

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...

Published: 29/11/2020

Industrial relations update - November 2020

The latest updates on industrial relations from Mediation and Employment Relations Service’s Chas Cini.

Published: 20/11/2020

November 2020 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: We want your flies!Don’t get off on the wrong footBuilding a new Biosecurity Act for South AustraliaWild...

Published: 20/11/2020

November Newsletter: President’s Report

Highly anticipated heavy rainfall has provided some relief from the dry conditions in many regions of the state this past...

Published: 10/11/2020

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...

Published: 3/11/2020

South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031

Livestock SA fully endorses the aim of the new Road Safety Strategy to reduce lives lost and serious injuries on...

Published: 2/11/2020

October 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Livestock SA welcomes new board members Around the traps Get involved with the Red Meat and Wool...

Published: 31/10/2020

SA Biosecurity Producer Survey

Biosecurity in South Australia is a priority for our red meat and wool industries. Livestock SA is seeking your input...

Published: 29/10/2020

Livestock SA 2020 Producer Priorities Survey

Livestock SA is conducting this survey of South Australian livestock producers to gauge their views on issues in the industry...

Published: 29/10/2020

SA Sheep Industry Blueprint 2020-2030 Priority survey

The working group has created the SA Sheep Industry 2020-2030 Priority survey to provide producers and industry stakeholders with the...

Published: 29/10/2020

Biosecurity Act Review Consultation

A new, consolidated Biosecurity Act for South Australia is being developed. The purpose of the new Act will be to...

Published: 29/10/2020

Draft Pastoral Lands Bill 2020

Livestock SA was involved with several Draft Pastoral Lands Bill consultation meetings to discuss the proposed new Pastoral Lands Act...

Published: 26/10/2020

October 2020 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: Sheep Enhanced Abattoir Surveillance in SATaking precautions against zoonotic diseasesDon’t let flies catch you by surpriseSheepmeat and...

Published: 23/10/2020

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...

Published: 12/10/2020

October Newsletter: President’s Report

There are some new faces on the Livestock SA board as we welcome Richard Kirkland, Furner; Marina Gregor, Kangaroo Island...

Published: 2/10/2020

The Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission – draft report

Livestock SA has made a submission to the SA Electoral Boundaries Commission expressing disappointment about the draft boundaries in relation...

Published: 1/10/2020

September 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Livestock SA calls for Agricultural Worker Movement Code Around the Traps Livestock SA board voting and AGM...

Published: 30/9/2020

October 2020 newsletter – Reflecting on last year’s bushfire season

As we look forward to the onset of bushfire season, it’s also appropriate to reflect back on last season’s challenges...

Published: 28/9/2020

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...

Published: 24/9/2020

September 2020 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: Biosecurity is not a destination, it’s a journeyCheck your sheep for signs of footrotControl lice with surveillance...

Published: 18/9/2020

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...

Published: 14/9/2020

Drafting South Australia’s Mining Regulations

Livestock SA strongly endorses the submission made by Grain Producers SA, particularly regarding the policy principles and the recommendations on...

Published: 11/9/2020

Essential production and supply chain security in the context of emergency circumstances in SA

Livestock SA would like to relate to the Economic and Finance Committee’s Inquiry in relation to livestock producers and the...

Published: 11/9/2020

Animal Welfare Reforms

Livestock SA is involved with and has representatives on the South Australian Animal Health and Welfare Advisory Committee and has...

Published: 9/9/2020

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...

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 &...

Published: 4/9/2020

Review of agvet chemicals regulatory framework

Livestock SA was recently involved in the stakeholder consultation regarding the review of agvet chemicals regulatory framework. Key points Stakeholders...

Published: 4/9/2020

September Newsletter: President’s Report

WHILE many areas of South Australia received welcome rains in August after what had been a very dry winter, some...

Published: 4/9/2020

Proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Regulations 2020

Livestock SA welcomes the opportunity to comment of the proposed amendments to the Animal Welfare Regulations 2012. Livestock SA supports...

Published: 1/9/2020

August 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Livestock SA welcomes new Minister for Primary Industries Around the traps Livestock SA board – ballot voting...

Published: 31/8/2020

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...

Published: 28/8/2020

August 2020 Biosecurity Bulletin

In this issue: SA Producer Biosecurity SurveyCan you ‘Stand by what you sell?’Is your flock protected against Ovine Johne’s Disease?Sheep...

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...

Published: 27/8/2020

Training and Skills Development Amendment Bill

Livestock SA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Training and Skills Development Act 2008. The...

Published: 26/8/2020

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...

Published: 20/8/2020

August Newsletter: President’s Report

LIVESTOCK SA would like to acknowledge the support of Tim Whetstone as Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development over...

Published: 12/8/2020

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...

Published: 10/8/2020

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...

Published: 2/8/2020

July 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Water reprieve huge win for livestock producers Around the traps Sheep Industry Blueprint review launched Nominations open...

Published: 31/7/2020

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...

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...

Published: 14/7/2020

SA Water regulatory determination 2020

Security of water supplies for livestock at reasonable prices is a major concern to Livestock SA. The increasing cost of...

Published: 12/7/2020

Modernising Australia’s Research and Development Corporations (RDCs)

The Australian Government has released a discussion paper on Modernising Australia’s Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) as part of the...

Published: 12/7/2020

Valuation of Land Affected by Spray Drift

Where broadacre producers have properties next to more intensive agricultural and horticultural pursuits and residential or industrial areas, there is...

Published: 10/7/2020

Changes to the ABS 2020-21 Agricultural Census

The suggested changes to the Agricultural Census, recommended by the Australian Bureau of Statistics will results in no reporting for...

Published: 3/7/2020

July Newsletter: President’s Report

ONE OF the good news stories of the year so far has been the reduction in water costs from July...

Published: 3/7/2020

Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission Submission

For the best representation of all pastoralists in the SA Parliament, Livestock SA believes that pastoralists should all be in...

Published: 1/7/2020

Pastoral Award Update - July 2020

Minimum Wage Adjustment 2020 1 November 2020 and NOT 1 July 2020 The Fair Work Commission handed down this year’s...

Published: 1/7/2020

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...

Published: 30/6/2020

June 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Northern meetings highlight continued need for drought support Around the traps Call for Livestock SA Board Nominations...

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...

Published: 25/6/2020

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...

Published: 25/6/2020

SA Productivity Commission R&D Inquiry

Livestock SA provided input to the commission’s inquiry into research and development outlining key targets from the Sheep and Beef...

Published: 19/6/2020

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...

Published: 18/6/2020

Streamlining and modernising agricultural levies legislation

Livestock SA supports the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s proposal to streamline and modernise the agricultural levies legislation...

Published: 12/6/2020

Review of WoolPoll

Livestock SA supports the WoolPoll as it gives growers the opportunity to have input into the size of the levy...

Published: 12/6/2020

June Newsletter: President’s Report

Due to COVID-19 restrictions continuing to prevent many face-to-face events, Livestock SA held its first Northern Region meeting for 202...

Published: 9/6/2020

Outback Communities Authority business plan and budget 2020-21

Livestock SA has been asked on behalf of pastoral members to comment to the Outback Communities Authority on the annual...

Published: 2/6/2020

May 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Plan ahead for shearing success Around the traps Revised Declared Animal Policy Draft SA Water Regulatory determination...

Published: 31/5/2020

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...

Published: 28/5/2020

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...

Published: 19/5/2020

Design of Livestock Loading/Unloading Ramps and Forcing Yards

Livestock SA welcomes the opportunity to be able to make comment on the draft ‘Design of Livestock Loading/Unloading Ramps and...

Published: 6/5/2020

April 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Sheep and Cattle Industry Fund boards now established Around the traps Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper AWEX’s National...

Published: 30/4/2020

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...

Published: 30/4/2020

NFF COVID-19 Workplace Guide

The Australian agriculture industry faces a complex and dynamic challenge as the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continue to...

Published: 21/4/2020

Apollo Australia – Temporary housing for seasonal workers

Apollo is working with numerous government and private organisations to provide temporary office, accommodation and isolation solutions during the COVID-1...

Published: 21/4/2020

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...

Published: 17/4/2020

Revised Wild Dog Management Policy

Livestock SA supports the revised wild dog management policy as the whole of landscape approach proposed is necessary to control...

Published: 17/4/2020

Draft Far North Prescribed Wells Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029

Livestock SA recommends that the process of developing the Far North Prescribed Wells Area Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029 be paused...

Published: 17/4/2020

Draft SA Water regulatory determination 2020

Livestock SA welcomes ESCOSA’s draft determination which proposes reductions to the total revenue that SA Water may recover during the...

Published: 15/4/2020

Independent Review into SA’s 2019/20 Bushfire Season

Primary Producers SA has made a submission to the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission regarding the 2019/20 bushfire season...

Published: 2/4/2020

March 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Mental health support needed for SA rural communities Drought Package Expanded Around the traps Revised National Wild...

Published: 31/3/2020

SA Health

State-related COVID-19 health information including latest updates, community and business impact, testing clinics and centres and frequently asked questions.

Published: 31/3/2020

NFF FarmHub

National Farmers’ Federation’s FarmHub provides COVID-19 resources regarding: Key Information Border Control Assistance and Support

Published: 31/3/2020

PIRSA

This information relates specifically to how COVID-19 affects primary industries related businesses such as agriculture, food and wine. SA COVID-1...

Published: 30/3/2020

Policy reviews help graziers

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

Published: 30/3/2020

Cudlee Creek Fire Landscape Recovery Grants

The Cudlee Creek Fire Landscape Recovery Grants support rural landholders and farmers in the Cudlee Creek fire scar, who have...

Published: 11/3/2020

February 2020 Livestock SA News

In this issue: Long term bushfire recovery next focus for SA Around the traps Livestock SA Southern Regional Meeting SA...

Published: 29/2/2020

Review of the draft release National Wool Declaration

Following the release of the Draft National Wool Declaration (NWD) V8 on 18 February 2020, Livestock SA would like to...

Published: 28/2/2020

Draft Planning and Design Code Consultation: Phase Three

In November, Livestock SA made a submission of Phase Two (Rural Areas) of the Draft Planning and Design Code Consultation...

Published: 28/2/2020

Hi-Tech Sector Discussion Paper

Thursday, February 27, 2020 The Department for Innovation and Skills discussion paper ‘Hi-Tech Sector’ outlines various industries that have competitive...

Published: 27/2/2020

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...

Published: 21/2/2020

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...

Published: 3/2/2020

2019 Review of the National Wool Declaration

Livestock SA would like to support Wool Producers Australia’s submission to AWEX’s review of the National Wool Declaration (NWD), which...

Published: 31/1/2020

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...

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...

Published: 30/1/2020

Managing livestock after fires

Notes from the ‘Managing livestock after fires’ meeting held by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and SA Murray Darling...

Published: 28/1/2020

Bushfire recovery grants

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Livestock SA Bushfire affected primary producers in South Australia can now access grants of up...

Published: 23/1/2020

Hay options for Adelaide Hills

Coopers Rural & Hardware Supplies 258-260 Strathalbyn Rd, Mylor, (08) 8388 5304 Coopers Mt Pleasant 3211 Eden Valley Road Mt...

Published: 17/1/2020

Donations and Assistance

While many livestock producers are donating hay for delivery to Kangaroo Island, Livestock SA is also getting inquiries from others...

Published: 14/1/2020

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...

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...

Published: 7/1/2020

Govt supports key initiatives

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

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...

Published: 28/11/2019

Property ID reform submission

Livestock SA welcomes the expansion of the use of property identifiers to include crops as well as livestock. This will...

Published: 1/11/2019

Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Action Plan submission

At Livestock SA’s recent Annual General Meeting, concerns were expressed about the possibility of further using flows from the South...

Published: 31/10/2019

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...

Published: 31/10/2019

Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill 2019

As South Australia’s pastoral region and many parts of the rest of the State are in drought, Livestock SA welcomes...

Published: 28/10/2019

Growing food, wine and agribusiness in South Australia submission

The state government has set an objective to lift the sustainable economic growth rate in South Australia to an average...

Published: 25/10/2019

Inquiry into growing Australian agriculture to $100 billion by 2030

Livestock SA welcomes the Federal Parliament’s Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources inquiry into how to expand Australia’s agriculture...

Published: 14/10/2019

Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments study

The draft report from the Productivity Commission on Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments, which proposes to abolish the zone...

Published: 11/10/2019

Proposed Amendments to Trespass Legislation

Livestock SA acknowledges the steps being taken by government regarding the issue of farm trespass and the proposed amendments to...

Published: 4/10/2019

GM Moratorium Submission

Livestock SA is very pleased that the State Government proposes to lift the moratorium on growing GM food crops in...

Published: 27/9/2019

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...

Published: 26/9/2019

Draft South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2020-2024 Submission

Livestock SA welcomes and supports the proposed amendments to the South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2018-2022. The proposal comes...

Published: 5/9/2019

Review of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 Submission

Since the announcement of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 review Livestock SA has had the opportunity to...

Published: 3/9/2019

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...

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...

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...

Published: 9/8/2019

20-year State Infrastructure Strategy Submission

Livestock SA is pleased at the commitment to develop a 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy. It is rare for such a...

Published: 26/7/2019

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...

Published: 26/7/2019

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...

Published: 26/7/2019

Draft Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan Submission

On behalf of its pastoral members, Livestock SA wishes to raise a couple of issues in relation to the draft...

Published: 8/7/2019

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...

Published: 27/6/2019

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...

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...

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...

Published: 6/6/2019

South Australian Water Pricing Inquiry Submission

Livestock SA was disappointed in the Inquiry’s fourth report entitled: “A Balanced Bargain.” Despite the title of the Inquiry’s third...

Published: 3/6/2019

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...

Published: 3/6/2019

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...

Published: 30/5/2019

Draft Planning and Design Code submission

Livestock SA is pleased to note that the new Planning and Design Code has been drafted with the intent to...

Published: 11/5/2019

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...

Published: 1/5/2019

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...

Published: 25/4/2019

Improving Dam Management in South Australia Submission

Livestock SA commends the initiative to review the management of dams and supports many of the proposals set out in...

Published: 12/4/2019

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...

Published: 10/4/2019

Towards a Better Red Meat Future Submission

The Livestock SA Board, comprising 10 elected producers from various parts of South Australia, canvassed members and others involved with...

Published: 5/4/2019

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...

Published: 28/3/2019

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...

Published: 25/3/2019

Red Meat Strategy Discussion Paper Submission

Currently the Red Meat Advisory Council has a Green Paper in circulation on the Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding, and...

Published: 22/3/2019

Independent Review of the South Australian GM Food Crop Moratorium Submission

Livestock SA concurs with the major finding of the Review which indicates that the GM moratorium has cost SA grain...

Published: 20/3/2019

10 Year National Investment Plan for Weeds Research, Development and Engagement Submission

The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) is to be congratulated on developing the 10-year National Investment Plan for Weeds...

Published: 7/3/2019

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...

Published: 1/3/2019

Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper submission

Livestock SA commented mainly on the parts of the Productive Economy Policy Discussion Paper dealing with agriculture. It is stated...

Published: 25/2/2019

SA Water Pricing Inquiry submission

Livestock SA was pleased to receive a copy of the SA Water Pricing Inquiry’s Third Report “A Cautious Conclusion” and...

Published: 14/2/2019

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...

Published: 11/2/2019

Buffel grass strategic review submission

The draft Buffel Grass Strategic Plan is focussed on buffel grass’s negative impact on biodiversity, aboriginal culture and how it...

Published: 6/2/2019

Inquiry into Fire and Emergency Service Bill Submission

Regardless of the merits of this Fire and Emergency Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, Livestock SA wishes to express concern at...

Published: 1/2/2019

Inquiry into Fire and Emergency Service Bill Submission

Regardless of the merits of this Fire and Emergency Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, Livestock SA wishes to express concern at...

Published: 1/2/2019

Online accessibility policy submission

Livestock SA wishes to highlight the ‘disability’ of distance and remoteness from Adelaide and good internet access. Virtually all primary...

Published: 31/1/2019

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...

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...

Published: 13/12/2018

Farm Household Allowance Review Submission

Monday, December 10, 2018 Livestock SA welcomed the opportunity to make a submission on behalf of its members in relation...

Published: 10/12/2018

Local kill abattoir for Kangaroo Island submission

Livestock SA would like to congratulate the South Australian State Government (through PIRSA) for providing leadership in the determination of...

Published: 29/11/2018

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...

Published: 27/11/2018

South Australian Livestock Industries Submission

Livestock SA welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the current inquiry of the Natural Resources Committee on the...

Published: 21/11/2018

Inquiry into Water Pricing in SA Submission

Many sheep, beef cattle and goat producers in South Australia rely on SA Water for access to water supplies for...

Published: 21/11/2018

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...

Published: 21/11/2018

Impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia Submission

Livestock SA welcomes the Inquiry into the impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia. Pest animal control is...

Published: 2/11/2018

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...

Published: 1/11/2018

Submission for the Review of the South Australian GM Food Crop Moratorium

Livestock SA welcomes the independent review of South Australia’s moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified food crops. Livestock SA...

Published: 25/10/2018

Management of overabundant and Pest species in South Australia Submission

The inquiry into the management of overabundant and pest species in South Australia is an issue of importance across the...

Published: 23/10/2018

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...

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...

Published: 10/10/2018

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...

Published: 27/9/2018

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...

Published: 26/9/2018

2018 Telecommunications Review Submission

Livestock SA producer members continue to express concern and frustration about regional telecommunications. While there have been some improvements since...

Published: 9/8/2018

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...

Published: 3/8/2018

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...

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...

Published: 3/7/2018

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...

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...

Published: 31/5/2018

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...

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...

Published: 24/5/2018

Review of the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement

The purpose of the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement is to provide for the development, adoption or implementation of policies...

Published: 3/5/2018

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...

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...

Published: 19/3/2018

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...

Published: 15/3/2018

Vital to consider agriculture in Character Preservation Acts

Livestock SA represents and promotes the interests of beef cattle, sheep and goat producers in South Australia, including livestock producers...

Published: 28/2/2018

Lifting minimum age for motorcycle permits could impact on work, education opportunities

Livestock SA is concerned that raising the minimum age to gain a motorcycle learner permit will impact negatively on work...

Published: 28/2/2018

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...

Published: 27/2/2018

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...

Published: 22/2/2018

Feral Deer – Draft of the Declared Animal Policy

In general terms, Livestock SA supports the draft policy on the management of feral deer in South Australia. It is...

Published: 9/2/2018

Policy needs to recognise feral pig threat to SA agriculture, environment

In general terms, Livestock SA supports the draft policy and its objectives on the management of feral pigs in South...

Published: 9/2/2018

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...

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...

Published: 25/1/2018

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...

Published: 18/1/2018

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...

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...

Published: 9/1/2018

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...

Published: 7/12/2017

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...

Published: 14/11/2017

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...

Published: 26/10/2017

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...

Published: 23/10/2017

Review of Draft South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2018-2022

Livestock SA is concerned that kangaroo numbers are becoming an increasing issue for landowners across South Australia, in particular for...

Published: 20/10/2017

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...

Published: 18/10/2017

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...

Published: 28/9/2017

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...

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...

Published: 25/9/2017

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...

Published: 28/8/2017

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...

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...

Published: 16/8/2017

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...

Published: 2/8/2017

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...

Published: 5/7/2017

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...

Published: 29/6/2017

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...

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...

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...

Published: 26/5/2017

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...

Published: 25/5/2017

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...

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...

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...

Published: 11/5/2017

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...

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...

Published: 30/3/2017

Leading Practice Mining Acts Review

Livestock SA welcomes the review of the State’s mining legislation, however is disappointed that the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act...

Published: 21/3/2017

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...

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...

Published: 9/3/2017

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...

Published: 23/2/2017

Industry Update: Review of the Eyre Peninsula Water Demand and Supply Statement

Livestock SA is concerned that the original Eyre Peninsula Water Demand and Supply Statement released in 2011 and its subsequent...

Published: 14/2/2017

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...

Published: 26/1/2017

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...

Published: 18/1/2017

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...

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...

Published: 24/11/2016

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...

Published: 16/11/2016

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...

Published: 27/10/2016

Review of Draft South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2018-2022

Livestock SA is concerned that kangaroo numbers are becoming an increasing issue for landowners across South Australia, in particular for...

Published: 20/10/2016

Response to the proposed introduction of RFID tags for sheep and goats in Victoria

Livestock SA is very concerned at the proposal the Victorian Government has made to mandate the use of electronic tags...

Published: 30/9/2016

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...

Published: 28/9/2016

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...

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...

Published: 7/9/2016

Working holiday visa review

Livestock SA welcomes the review of issues affecting the supply and taxation of labour performed by those on working holiday...

Published: 2/9/2016

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...

Published: 28/8/2016

Response to the Simpler Regulation Unit

Livestock SA responded to the South Australian Government’s Simpler Regulation Unit for input on removing outdated legislation. While Livestock SA...

Published: 12/8/2016

Response to Productivity Commission Draft Report

Livestock SA provided feedback to the Productivity Commission Draft Report on Regulation of Australian Agriculture. Responses were limited to only...

Published: 12/8/2016

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Published: 27/6/2016

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...

Published: 25/6/2016

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...

Published: 24/6/2016

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...

Published: 30/5/2016

Response to ACCC Issues Paper on cattle and beef markets

The ACCC is conducting a market study of the cattle and beef sector. The purpose of the ACCC’s market study...

Published: 6/5/2016

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...

Published: 2/5/2016

Proposal to increase contractor driver payments

Livestock SA wrote to ten South Australian Federal MPs and Senators to express its concern about the Road Safety Remuneration...

Published: 14/4/2016

SA skills in demand for migration

Livestock SA responded to the South Australian Department for State Development’s call for input on skills shortages to inform which...

Published: 14/4/2016

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...

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...

Published: 3/4/2016

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...

Published: 24/3/2016

Changes to Adelaide Hills planning rules

Livestock SA provided feedback to the District Council of Mount Barker on the proposed Rural (Primary Production Protection) Development Plan...

Published: 21/3/2016

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...

Published: 1/3/2016

Proposal to increase Natural Resource Management levies

Livestock SA has opposed the plans by NRM Boards to increase NRM land and water levies to recover costs from...

Published: 29/2/2016

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...

Published: 1/2/2016

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...

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...

Published: 6/1/2016

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...

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...

Published: 29/12/2015

South Australian Multiple Land Use Framework

The South Australian Government’s Multiple Land Use Framework seeks to outline the state’s philosophy on land use, land access and...

Published: 18/12/2015

Response to Farm Management Deposit Reforms

Livestock SA responded to the Federal Government’s changes to Farm Management Deposits, saying they would bring substantial benefits to South...

Published: 16/12/2015

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...

Published: 1/12/2015

Removal of anti-live export advertisements

Livestock SA successfully lobbied for the State Government to remove advertising from Adelaide Metro buses opposing the live export of...

Published: 10/11/2015

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...

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...

Published: 1/10/2015

Livestock SA represented at fracking inquiry

Jack England speaking at SA Parliament House Natural Resources Committee Hearing into Unconventional Gas.

Published: 30/9/2015

Livestock SA fox control survey results

Livestock SA recently surveyed members regarding fox issues and farming. Members were invited to describe their experiences with foxes including...

Published: 17/9/2015

Joint submission on mandatory electronic identification for sheep and goats

Livestock SA was one of 10 state and national farming organisations which wrote to the Victorian Government outlining the industry’s...

Published: 16/9/2015

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...

Published: 1/9/2015

Call for subsidised Q Fever vaccinations

The zoonotic disease Q Fever is one of the most debilitating diseases affecting farmers. Livestock SA has written to Federal...

Published: 1/9/2015

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...

Published: 28/8/2015

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...

Published: 27/8/2015

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...

Published: 24/8/2015

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...

Published: 6/8/2015

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...

Published: 21/7/2015

Submission to regional telecommunications review

Livestock SA’s submission to the Australian Government Regional Telecommunications Review outlined members’ increasing concern and frustration that regional telecommunications in...

Published: 15/7/2015

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...

Published: 1/7/2015

Continued use of Diazinon and Levamisole

Livestock SA wrote to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority regarding members’ feedback on continued use of Diazinon and...

Published: 25/6/2015

Request for exemption of working dogs from Act changes

Livestock SA received more feedback from members on proposed changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 that there...

Published: 25/6/2015

Financial hardship and changes to the NRM water levy

Livestock SA outlined to Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges options for a ‘measure of hardship’ that would be...

Published: 25/6/2015

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...

Published: 18/6/2015

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...

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...

Published: 28/5/2015

Changes to Code of Practice on Dog and Cat Breeding Faciltiies

Livestock SA worked with the SA Working Sheepdog Association, SA Yard Dog Association and livestock producers to coordinate a joint...

Published: 28/5/2015

Draft native vegetation guidelines on changing stock species

Livestock SA supports the inclusion of camels to the definition of ‘domestic stock species’ as outlined in proposed changes to...

Published: 5/5/2015

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...

Published: 24/4/2015

Future projections on the National Wild Dog Action Plan

Livestock SA wrote to Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce urging him to support a $1.35 million grant for the continuation...

Published: 13/4/2015

Submission on State Tax Review Discussion Paper

Livestock SA believes any changes to current land tax exemptions for primary production land or changes to a user-pays system...

Published: 10/4/2015

Use of 1080 on organic certified properties

Livestock SA strongly supports the use of 1080 on organic certified properties to control wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs...

Published: 10/4/2015

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...

Published: 10/4/2015

Barossa Rural Area and Character Review

Livestock SA provided an additional submission on the review, providing more information about the livestock industry in the Barossa region...

Published: 7/4/2015

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...

Published: 26/3/2015

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...

Published: 23/3/2015

Inquiry into Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015

Livestock supports the proposed Bill for its two important overarching functions. Firstly it requires the immediate reporting of actions of...

Published: 11/3/2015

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...

Published: 3/3/2015

Inquiry into Unconventional Gas (Fracking)

Livestock SA made a submission to the South Australian Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee Inquiry into Unconventional Gas (Fracking). Livestock SA...

Published: 2/3/2015

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...

Published: 26/2/2015

Three-hole punch earmark for cattle

Livestock SA expressed its disappoinment to the National Livestock Identification Scheme Cattle Advisory Committee over the recent decision not to...

Published: 23/2/2015

Review of training packages and accredited courses

Livestock SA responded to a discussion paper released by the Australian Government’s VET Reform Taskforce regarding wool harvesting training courses...

Published: 18/2/2015

Changes to guidelines for grazing of pastoral leases

Livestock SA wrote to the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to disagree with proposed changes to regulations –...

Published: 16/2/2015

Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Water Levy

Comments from Livestock SA were provided to Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges on its Draft Business and Operational...

Published: 12/2/2015

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...

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...

Published: 12/1/2015

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Published: 26/2/2014