Livestock SA has been asked on behalf of pastoral members to comment to the Outback Communities Authority on the annual business plan and budget 2020-21.
Their main concern is to ensure the beef and sheep producers in the Outback Communities area are represented as pastoralists and not just as residents. Most feel the pastoral industry’s identity has been lost, especially when it comes to future policy development and planning. The annual business plan also does not mention support for pastoralists severely affected by the drought. Livestock SA would like to work with the Outback Communities Authority on drought assistance required for the region and also provide information to tourists and others travelling to the Far North to make them aware they are not able to camp on pastoral leases.