Livestock SA organised two emergency fodder depots for both the Cudlee Creek (Oakbank Racecourse) and Kangaroo Island (Cape Jervis) fires. Livestock SA in partnership with SA government and a mountain of volunteers and donors managed to deliver 2,200 tonnes of hay to Kangaroo Island, 1,250 tonnes of hay through Oakbank depot and 450 tonnes to those affected by the Keilira fire.
Chemicals are an important part of modern agriculture. They allow for efficient and cost-effective treatment of weeds, pests and diseases to help farmers grow more produce. Knowing how to properly and safely use chemicals will help to prevent injuries and harm to people’s health.
Biosecurity SA is speeding up the detection of footrot through a statewide 12 month trial into the cutting edge lamp medicated isothermal amplification or LAMP diagnostic process.
Livestock SA representative and Chair of the national Stakeholder Consultative Group through the National Wild Dog Action Plan, Geoff Power, gave a presentation to the Somerton Park Rotary Group on wild dogs earlier in the year.
South Australia’s new farm biosecurity management program will allow livestock producers to register, manage, check and declare their farm biosecurity status online.
South Australian livestock producers are the first in the nation to have access to a ‘brand’ recording app thanks to a collaboration between the State Government and Livestock SA.
Livestock SA Board member Allan Piggott recently travelled to UAE, Bahrain and Oman, as part of the Sheepmeat Council of Australia’s supply chain tour in July.