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.
Registrations are open for the inaugural GROWING SA conference – the first time Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA have partnered to host their annual industry events.
Livestock SA has welcomed recent changes announced as part of the ongoing development of the Livestock Production Assurance program, with a greater focus on biosecurity and animal welfare practices.
Livestock SA has welcomed the latest changes to the management framework of bovine Johne’s disease– with the Cattle Council of Australia Board amending current policy so beef herds with a transition score of J-BAS 7 or 8 will now revert to a J-BAS 6 if no on-farm biosecurity plan is in place by July 1, rather than J-BAS 0.
South Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider nominating for the Livestock SA board.