Population management of large macropods (kangaroos, wallabies, euros etc) is necessary to avoid significant animal welfare, environmental and total grazing pressures.
Livestock SA supports the expansion of the kangaroo meat industry and commercialising of kangaroo products particularly skins across Australia and the development of overseas markets for not only kangaroo meat, but for kangaroo skins. It is not the role of the landholder to develop markets or install infrastructure for the commercial harvest of kangaroos unless it is under a mutually beneficial commercial arrangement.
Livestock SA is keen to see a review of the Kangaroo Management Reference Group with the aim to it having a more robust role in both kangaroo management and the expansion of the commercial kangaroo industry. This includes the coordination of commercial harvesters and the properties they can operate on, the cost of permits and training, and the development of a robust destruction permit system.