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Review recommends co-design for Footrot Management model in SA

Following a recently completed independent review into the state’s footrot management, Livestock SA has supported the review’s recommendations and will form a steering committee comprising broad industry representation to implement...

Published: 14/5/2024 Read more

Live sheep exports termination process and package appalling

Livestock SA has condemned the Australian Government’s package to phase out live sheep exports by sea by 1 May 2028. Livestock SA President, Joe Keynes said the policy had been...

Published: 12/5/2024 Read more

National Day of Action as farmers stand against Biosecurity Protection Levy

Livestock SA has joined with agricultural organisations across the nation in opposition to the proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy. Livestock SA President, Joe Keynes said South Australia’s red meat and wool...

Published: 8/5/2024 Read more

Northwest Victoria dingo decision vacuum needs answers

Livestock SA has again voiced its concerns about the one-sided decision by the Victorian Government to end the dingo unprotection order in the northwest of that state, which will impact...

Published: 18/4/2024 Read more

AgRi-Silience empowering change for grain and livestock businesses

AgRi-Silience is once again open for registration for new participants, offering development opportunities for grain and livestock businesses in South Australia. AgRi-Silience recently caught up with past participants like Dili...

Published: 8/4/2024 Read more

Benefits of livestock containment the focus of 9 sticky beak days across SA

Containment feeding for livestock producers in South Australia is increasingly popular, driven by its proven benefits for productivity, profitability, environmental management and animal welfare. Recognising the interest in adoption of...

Published: 1/2/2024 Read more

Queensland Proposal To Inject Liquified CO2 Into The GAB Must Be Rejected

Livestock SA has joined a growing number of industry and community voices calling for a proposed Queensland carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) to...

Published: 8/1/2024 Read more

Simpler eID tag discounts in 2024

Livestock SA has welcomed the State Government’s recent announcement detailing how the eID tag assistance scheme will work in 2024. Livestock SA CEO, Travis Tobin said that the new arrangements...

Published: 22/12/2023 Read more

Seeking SA Sheep producers to help guide the future of Footrot

Views of South Australian sheep producers on the SA Footrot Management Program are now being sought through an online survey. The findings will be used to guide the future of...

Published: 12/12/2023 Read more

Livestock SA support for South Australian Feral Deer Eradication plan

Livestock SA has welcomed the release of the new 10-year strategic plan for the South Australian Feral Deer Eradication Program. Livestock SA CEO, Travis Tobin said the plan emphasises the...

Published: 21/11/2023 Read more

Livestock SA AGM and Industry Dinner a resounding success

Livestock producers came together last week for the Livestock SA Annual General Meeting and Industry Dinner at the Adelaide Pavilion. The AGM, which took place earlier in the evening, provided...

Published: 20/11/2023 Read more

Livestock SA connects communities with chops, sausages and steaks this summer

Livestock SA connects communities with chops, sausages and steaks this summer With summer just around the corner Livestock SA has kicked off a series of ‘Red Meat Connects Communities’...

Published: 16/10/2023 Read more

Action on kangaroo management needed now

As drying seasonal conditions continue to unfold, Livestock SA is calling for the State Government to address the disjointed nature of kangaroo management to deliver more effective action. Livestock SA...

Published: 12/10/2023 Read more

SA drone business aces pitch at Growing SA

A South Australian-based agricultural drone business has been crowned the winner of the Growing SA AgriFutures evokeAG. AgTech Pitch based on an audience vote. Drone Agricultural Remote Technology (DART) was...

Published: 18/9/2023 Read more

Livestock SA support for the new wild dog strategy

Livestock SA welcomes the new SA wild dog management strategy 2023-33, recently unveiled by the South Australian Government. Sheep grazier and Livestock SA president, Joe Keynes, said “this initiative is...

Published: 5/9/2023 Read more

The Livestock SA On-Farm Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Nominations Are Now Open!

Are you a farmer who is practicing exceptional livestock biosecurity, or do you know someone who is? Livestock SA is on the hunt to uncover and spotlight producers or...

Published: 1/9/2023 Read more

Finalists announced for AgTech Pitch at Growing SA

Five businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their product at Growing SA as part of the AgriFutures evokeAG AgTech Pitch. AgriWebb, Farmbot, CERES, DART and TraitSelect have been selected...

Published: 16/8/2023 Read more

Footrot management surveillance changes in South East saleyards herald broader review

Changes to the marketing and inspection of sheep saleyards in the south-east is set to come into effect from tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 August). Under the changes, endorsed by the Department...

Published: 14/8/2023 Read more

Enhancing SA’s Livestock Biosecurity

The State Government will provide $150,000 to Livestock SA towards conducting a business case into the feasibility of a state-wide network of truck washing and effluent facilities. The establishment of...

Published: 27/7/2023 Read more

SFO meeting in Adelaide on sheep and goat eID

Leaders from the nation’s state farming organisations: NSW Farmers, Livestock SA, Victorian Farmers Federation, AgForce Queensland, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, WA Farmers and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of...

Published: 12/7/2023 Read more

Growing SA launches livestock and grain AgTech Pitch

Nominations are open for Growing SA’s first AgTech pitch, seeking technology that can be adopted by grain or livestock producers in South Australia. The AgriFutures EvokeAg AgTech Pitch will...

Published: 5/7/2023 Read more

Livestock SA welcomes initial State Government funding commitment for eID transition

Livestock SA has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of key dates and the associated initial $9.3 million funding package, to assist producers and the broader industry start the transition towards...

Published: 9/6/2023 Read more

Experienced agri-strategist and author to lead Growing SA

Highly experienced independent farm consultant, agri-strategist and author, Dr Kate Burke, will headline a jam-packed one-day program for Growing SA to be held on August 30, 2023. Dr Burke is...

Published: 25/5/2023 Read more

Leadership changes to the sheep and cattle industry funds

Livestock SA is pleased to announce recent leadership changes and new members to the Sheep Industry Fund Board (SIF) and the Cattle Industry Fund Board (CIF). Livestock SA President, Joe...

Published: 1/5/2023 Read more

Livestock SA wraps up emergency fodder program response

An emergency fodder scheme to help livestock producers provide feed for their stock following the recent Murray River floods has now closed. Livestock SA CEO, Travis Tobin said the scheme...

Published: 17/4/2023 Read more

SAVE THE DATE: Growing SA is back in August 2023

South Australia’s premier grain and livestock conference – Growing SA – will return on 30 August 2023 with a new venue and engaging topics. Anticipating 300 attendees, Growing SA...

Published: 9/3/2023 Read more

Livestock SA reaffirms sheep and goat eID principles

As the national process to transition to individual sheep and goat traceability through electronic identification (eID) continues at pace, South Australia’s peak red meat and wool body, Livestock SA reviewed...

Published: 8/3/2023 Read more

Sheep & Goat Traceability Survey

Consultation is underway to find the best solution for individual sheep and goat traceability for South Australia. [Survey Closed] Sheep & Goat Traceability Survey Work through Livestock SA’s whole-of-industry Sheep...

Published: 31/10/2022 Read more

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.

Published: 25/10/2022 Read more

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 Australia Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) Founding Members, Livestock SA...

Published: 30/9/2022 Read more

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 a Special General Meeting to be held on Tuesday next...

Published: 28/9/2022 Read more

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 to adverse events thanks to a successful farm resilience program...

Published: 20/9/2022 Read more

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 of the Growing SA conference at the Adelaide Hills Convention...

Published: 30/8/2022 Read more

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 activities, resources and investment. The South Australian Livestock Biosecurity Blueprint...

Published: 29/8/2022 Read more

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 and cattle industries. In addition to this amount, a budget...

Published: 23/8/2022 Read more

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 implementing a mandatory electronic identification (eID) system for sheep and...

Published: 3/8/2022 Read more

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 (FMD) out of the country. The Federal Government has announced...

Published: 15/7/2022 Read more

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 in Indonesia. With the advent of school holidays and international...

Published: 14/7/2022 Read more

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 and saleyard operators, to guide the future of sheep traceability...

Published: 5/7/2022 Read more

2022 Producer Priority Survey

Livestock producers invited to have their say about industry priorities Livestock SA has released its 2022 Producer Priorities Survey to capture and prioritise issues that matter to South Australia’s livestock...

Published: 4/7/2022 Read more

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 easier through a new series of videos that provide greater...

Published: 10/5/2022 Read more

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 South Australia's biosecurity priorities through a new survey.Survey responses will...

Published: 15/3/2022 Read more

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 officer. Mr Tobin, who recently relocated to South Australia, joins...

Published: 2/3/2022 Read more

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 improve their business’ economic, environmental and social resilience thanks to...

Published: 15/2/2022 Read more

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 is calling on all political parties and candidates to support...

Published: 3/2/2022 Read more

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 of the SA Dairyfarmers' Association (SADA). Mr Curtis has been...

Published: 6/12/2021 Read more

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 their respective committees. The Cattle Industry Fund Board welcomes Tim...

Published: 29/11/2021 Read more

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 2021 Cattle Council NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative. Now in its...

Published: 23/9/2021 Read more

New Sheep AI Handbooks

New handbooks will help improve the success of artificial sheep insemination (AI) practices. The SA Sheep Industry Fund and its project partners - Primary Industries and Regions SA and the...

Published: 20/9/2021 Read more

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 roll into the main shearing season for much of the...

Published: 2/9/2021 Read more

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 positions up for election at the AGM, which was held...

Published: 25/8/2021 Read more

$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 support innovative recovery and resilience projects on Kangaroo Island. Minister...

Published: 23/8/2021 Read more

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 $10,000 with project concepts which will provide benefits to the state’s...

Published: 19/1/2021 Read more

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 it, by supporting shearers and recognising the value and respect...

Published: 19/1/2021 Read more

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 inform the new South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint for the...

Published: 12/10/2020 Read more

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 new members have been successfully elected to the board –...

Published: 14/9/2020 Read more

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 for a six-week public consultation. The review of the Pastoral...

Published: 7/9/2020 Read more

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 & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Back to Business one-on-one support program, which...

Published: 4/9/2020 Read more

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 strengthening market access, biosecurity and disease management. Minister for Primary...

Published: 20/8/2020 Read more

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 received. Livestock SA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Curtis said he...

Published: 10/8/2020 Read more

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 SA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Curtis said Mr Basham is...

Published: 29/7/2020 Read more

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 Livestock SA Board. Nominations are open for five two-year positions...

Published: 14/7/2020 Read more

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 was one of the key findings from the Blueprint mid-term...

Published: 30/6/2020 Read more

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 Strzelecki Track is a 473-kilometre road linking Lyndhurst to Innamincka...

Published: 25/6/2020 Read more

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 costs. From 1 July, businesses throughout SA will save an...

Published: 18/6/2020 Read more

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 extension officers. Penelope Keynes and Dr Emily Buddle have been...

Published: 19/5/2020 Read more

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 control over where producer levy contributions are being invested. Livestock...

Published: 17/4/2020 Read more

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 of new legislation by the State Government. The Landscape South...

Published: 21/2/2020 Read more

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 water infrastructure under the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme...

Published: 30/1/2020 Read more

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 water infrastructure under the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme...

Published: 30/1/2020 Read more

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 to feed their livestock, with Livestock SA inviting further fodder...

Published: 7/1/2020 Read more

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 to feed their livestock, with Livestock SA inviting further fodder...

Published: 7/1/2020 Read more

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 introduction of stronger trespass laws in South Australia, with a...

Published: 27/8/2019 Read more

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 all bring a broad range of experience and geographic diversity...

Published: 26/8/2019 Read more

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 module of TAFE SA’s recently relaunched Certificate III in Agriculture...

Published: 9/8/2019 Read more

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 towards the rebuilding of the South Australian Dog Fence. Livestock...

Published: 26/7/2019 Read more

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 the 2019-20 State Budget. Among the funding commitments in the...

Published: 19/6/2019 Read more

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 Department for Environment and Water is proposing to expand the...

Published: 11/6/2019 Read more

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 President Joe Keynes said the announcement was welcome news for...

Published: 6/6/2019 Read more

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 Sheep Industry and Beef Industry Blueprint Manager Stephen Lee and...

Published: 3/6/2019 Read more

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 rural infrastructure contributing to the viability of sheep and cattle...

Published: 1/5/2019 Read more

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 news that reform to SA’s Mining Act has stalled by...

Published: 10/4/2019 Read more

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 to grow productivity in the industry and further strengthen biosecurity...

Published: 25/3/2019 Read more

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 farm business, research and policy information relevant to South Australia’s...

Published: 11/2/2019 Read more

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 Australia (GICA) and Peter Lauterbach as Treasurer. Livestock SA Chief...

Published: 27/11/2018 Read more

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 was elected to the Livestock SA Board at its 201...

Published: 21/11/2018 Read more

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 Upper North, and the pastoral areas. South Australian farmers, their...

Published: 16/10/2018 Read more

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 to those who are drought affected. To be eligible, a...

Published: 10/10/2018 Read more

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 of up to eight Family and Business Support scouts. The...

Published: 26/9/2018 Read more

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 Tim Whetstone, and receiving huge support from industry sponsors. This...

Published: 26/7/2018 Read more

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 up for election this year, to nominate, producers must be...

Published: 3/7/2018 Read more

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 return in 2018, following the success of last year’s inaugural...

Published: 29/5/2018 Read more

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 will deliver the equivalent of two full time wild dog...

Published: 24/5/2018 Read more

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 it aligns with the New Zealand definition. Livestock SA President...

Published: 27/3/2018 Read more

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 Region chairman Peter Stock said the meeting would provide a...

Published: 19/3/2018 Read more

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 in the industries which underpin and contribute significantly to the...

Published: 27/2/2018 Read more

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 returning ‘low (stream) flows’ around farm dams to watercourses in...

Published: 7/2/2018 Read more

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 by the incoming SA Government to ensure the livestock industry...

Published: 25/1/2018 Read more

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 Controller for Agricultural and Animal Services, Will Zacharin said assessments...

Published: 9/1/2018 Read more

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 Andrae confirmed to attend the forthcoming industry event at Robe...

Published: 9/1/2018 Read more

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 everyone to celebrate the industry on National Agriculture Day on...

Published: 14/11/2017 Read more

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 2017-18 and 2018-19. More than $312,000 has been granted for...

Published: 23/10/2017 Read more

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 between Livestock SA and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)...

Published: 18/10/2017 Read more

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 fund being awarded to Livestock SA for the development of...

Published: 27/9/2017 Read more

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 the role at the Growing SA Conference and Livestock SA...

Published: 25/9/2017 Read more

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, being awarded an inaugural Australian Wool Industry Medal in Melbourne...

Published: 24/8/2017 Read more

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 advice, research and development and policy updates.The conference – a...

Published: 16/8/2017 Read more

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 Fennell, Lambina Station, Marla, and Kate McLachlan, Gawler River, will...

Published: 5/7/2017 Read more

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 Australia Board amending current policy so beef herds with a...

Published: 19/6/2017 Read more

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 a greater focus on biosecurity and animal welfare practices. Livestock...

Published: 19/6/2017 Read more

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 up for election this year, with continuing members including Vice...

Published: 26/5/2017 Read more

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 livestock transfer tower, at Yorkey’s Crossing near Port Augusta. The...

Published: 25/5/2017 Read more

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, from now until June 30, 2017. The operation is specifically...

Published: 22/5/2017 Read more

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 will be first event of its kind in which both...

Published: 11/5/2017 Read more

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 to landowners, announced as part of the South Australian Power...

Published: 17/3/2017 Read more

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 wild dog populations in pastoral regions north of Port Augusta...

Published: 9/3/2017 Read more

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 Fever vaccinations for all individuals over 15 years of age...

Published: 18/1/2017 Read more

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 counterparts in Western Australia and Victoria increasing funding to stop...

Published: 16/11/2016 Read more

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 Forum today at Hahndorf.The Update & AGM featured presentations from...

Published: 16/9/2016 Read more

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 at Hahndorf. President Geoff Power said the forum – to...

Published: 7/9/2016 Read more

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 the call for nominations. The nomination period opened on July...

Published: 10/8/2016 Read more

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 South East drains leaves the future effective operation of the...

Published: 20/7/2016 Read more

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 to ensure that wild dogs do not continue to move...

Published: 18/7/2016 Read more

‘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 issues for livestock producers. In particular, the budget was deficient...

Published: 12/7/2016 Read more

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, two‐year positions up for election this year which are currently...

Published: 4/7/2016 Read more

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 outback areas of the state as “nonsense”. Livestock SA is...

Published: 27/6/2016 Read more

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 national body to administer the Commonwealth's concessional loans programs. Livestock...

Published: 24/6/2016 Read more

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. The CEO position is a joint role between Livestock SA...

Published: 4/4/2016 Read more

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 (March 30). Southern Region chairman Peter Stock welcomed members and...

Published: 3/4/2016 Read more

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 current rates, rather than impose the proposed exorbitant increases to...

Published: 20/1/2016 Read more

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 its repeal of the Brands Act 1933. The brands system...

Published: 6/1/2016 Read more

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 at Roseworthy campus. Of the nine nominations received by Livestock...

Published: 28/8/2015 Read more

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 South Australian Wool Producers Forum. The AGM and forum will...

Published: 24/8/2015 Read more

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 closed last Thursday and were received from five renominating board...

Published: 21/7/2015 Read more

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 in August include president Geoff Power, vice‐president Jack England, Alexander...

Published: 1/7/2015 Read more

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 State Government’s Budget announcement today, Livestock SA President Geoff Power...

Published: 18/6/2015 Read more

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 abandoning any plans to remove land tax exemptions for primary...

Published: 10/4/2015 Read more

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 honour its commitment to the region’s residents that the community...

Published: 23/3/2015 Read more

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 should not be permitted to experiment with the relatively new...

Published: 3/3/2015 Read more

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 inaugural leader Richard Halliday, who was recently elected national president...

Published: 15/12/2014 Read more

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 on the seasonal outlook for producers and activities and issues...

Published: 8/10/2014 Read more

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 production force farmers to make decisions on their future in...

Published: 20/9/2014 Read more

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 Group and ABC Rural annual awards. Mr England, who is...

Published: 11/9/2014 Read more

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. Successful candidates include: - Andrew Clarke, Allandale Station, Oodnadatta. -Joe...

Published: 29/8/2014 Read more

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 by grower‐members. The inaugural event coincides with the Sheepmeat Council...

Published: 26/8/2014 Read more

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 Grant Scheme. The scheme enables drought‐affected pastoralists in the Far...

Published: 13/8/2014 Read more

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 them at the upcoming annual general meeting next month. There...

Published: 30/7/2014 Read more

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 on Thursday, August 29. Livestock SA president Richard Halliday says...

Published: 24/6/2014 Read more

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 Government. The President of Livestock SA, Richard Halliday said, “While...

Published: 26/2/2014 Read more