Livestock SA receives input directly from producers through two regions – the Northern Region, covering the pastoral zone, and the Southern Region, covering the South East.
Regional representatives are working to raise awareness of South Australia’s new commodity-based advocacy structure as well as encouraging producers to become members and ensuring their issues and concerns, no matter how large or small, are raised directly with the board.
Colin and his wife Jill own and operate three pastoral properties, Billa Kalina, Millers Creek and Pernatty in northern South Australia, and grazing and cropping country south of Port Pirie. The family runs about 5000 Shorthorn cattle and 15,000 Dorper sheep with their main market USDA Organic. Colin studied for an Associate Diploma in Applied Science at Longreach Pastoral College before returning home to Billa Kalina in the early 1990s. He is passionate about the pastoral industry and the local communities it supports. He has been or is currently working with the Glendambo and William Creek Gymkhana committees, Central Dog Fence Board, Kingoonya soil board, Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association and the Outback Lakes SA Producer Group.
Contact Colin on 0418 728 933 and email
Lucindale producer and advocate Peter Stock is in his third year as Southern Region chair for Livestock SA and is very pleased with the increasing membership. He strongly believes in a forum for all stock owners to have input and remain informed about their industry and how their levy money is spent. Peter also chairs the Limestone Coast Red Meat Cluster and is passionate about seeing collaboration across the industry for the benefit of the region, its livestock and its people.
Contact Peter on 0427 817 326 and email
Tom lives at Naracoorte with his wife Katie and daughter Charlotte and has worked in agricultural journalism and communications for more than a decade. He grew up on his family’s mixed farming property at Gawler River where they bred Dorset sheep and then attended school and university in Adelaide. He maintained an active interest in the livestock industry and has enjoyed participation in courses such as the Lifetime Ewe Management program in recent years. He is passionate about protecting producers’ right to farm and ensuring the industry has a unified voice which is strong enough to effectively respond to pressure from anti-farm activists.
Contact Tom on 0402 406 965 and email