Livestock SA has called on the incoming South Australian Government to commit to investing in livestock research, development and implementation in the industries which underpin and contribute significantly to the health of this sector.
Livestock SA has got behind a Natural Resources SAMDB program to encourage landholders, and particularly livestock producers, to participate in returning ‘low (stream) flows’ around farm dams to watercourses in the Eastern Mt Lofty Ranges.
Livestock SA today released its 2018 SA Election position paper highlighting six key focus areas that need to be addressed by the incoming SA Government to ensure the livestock industry continues to remain a leading contributor to the State’s economy.
Livestock SA’s annual summer meeting has drawn another high-profile guest speaker this year, with Cattle Council of Australia CEO Margo Andrae confirmed to attend the forthcoming industry event at Robe on Friday, February 9.
With one in five South Australians employed in the food industry, the state’s commodity advocacy and research groups are encouraging everyone to celebrate the industry on National Agriculture Day on Tuesday November 21.
South Australian livestock producers are urged to ‘have their say’ on water issues as part of a new, joint project between Livestock SA and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).
Keyneton livestock producer Joe Keynes has been appointed President of Livestock SA, replacing former leader Geoff Power, who retired from the role at the Growing SA Conference and Livestock SA AGM last month.
Livestock SA immediate past President Geoff Power’s long commitment to the South Australian and national wool industry was recognised tonight, being awarded an inaugural Australian Wool Industry Medal in Melbourne, held as part of the AWIS Wool Week 2017. Geoff was one of nine industry stalwarts to receive a medal at the event.
ABOUT 300 people attended the inaugural GROWING SA conference in Hahndorf last Friday to hear the latest in farm business advice, research and development and policy updates.
Livestock SA will welcome three new members to its board following the 2017-18 nomination process. Producers Mark Dennis, Koppio; Gillian Fennell, Lambina Station, Marla, and Kate McLachlan, Gawler River, will join two returned board members Richard Halliday, Bordertown and Allan Piggott, Moorlands, for a two-year term.