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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 businesses with excellent on-farm biosecurity through the inaugural Livestock SA On-Farm Biosecurity Farmer of the Year awards.

President Joe Keynes says “as producers we know the importance of biosecurity for our livestock businesses, but there are some outstanding farmers who are implementing a high level of biosecurity in their business that should be recognised and shared”

“There are producers that are going above and beyond, and we can all take inspiration from them, in order to protect our own businesses, neighbours and industry from the impacts and spread of endemic diseases or exotic diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease” Mr Keynes said.

Livestock SA is calling for nominations now, and are open to individuals, groups or organisations producing red meat or wool in South Australia who meet the following criteria:

  1. Undertakes biosecurity planning for their property/business and has a current farm biosecurity plan in place
  2. Applies farm biosecurity practices at their property/business to reduce the spread of pests, weeds and diseases
  3. Can show evidence of biosecurity activities (i.e. records, procedures, etc.)
  4. Demonstrates a high-level understanding of animal health and welfare
  5. Collaborates with other producers, industry or government to improve biosecurity

The winner will be announced at the Livestock SA Industry Dinner on the 15th of November and receive a prize of $1000 which is made possible through the Sheep and Cattle Industry Fund.

Click here to put forward your nomination now

Nominations close 22nd September 2023

More Information: Livestock SA Phone: (08) 8297 2299


Media Contact:
Hannah Trevilyan, Communications and Membership Manager, 08 8297 2299

Published: 1 September 2023

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