MORE than 80 livestock producers from across the South East attended Livestock SA’s regional meeting at Robe on Friday, January 27.
Livestock SA has called for the Australian Government to support a new National Q Fever Management Program to subsidise Q Fever vaccinations for all individuals over 15 years of age living in rural areas.
Livestock SA is dismayed at the lack of action from the South Australian Government for wild dog control despite its counterparts in Western Australia and Victoria increasing funding to stop their spread across agricultural and peri-urban areas.
Livestock SA and Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) recognised the long-time commitment of Alexander MacLachlan to the state’s livestock industry, with today marking his last day as the South Australian representative for the SCA.
Livestock SA marked a milestone this week, with the signing of its 3000th membership, sheep producers David Rowsell and Lyn Dohle from Kangaroo Island.
About 100 producers and industry stakeholders have attended the Livestock SA Update & AGM and the first SA Cattle Producers Forum today at Hahndorf.
Livestock SA will host its first South Australian Cattle Producers Forum next week, in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting at Hahndorf.
Livestock SA says today’s announcement by the Victorian Government to mandate the use of electronic identification for sheep demonstrates a lack of consultation with its partners in a national industry and will impose a high cost on their producers.
Livestock SA members will be able to vote on who represents them as board members with eight producers responding during the call for nominations.
Livestock SA president Geoff Power says the State Budget delivered last week has failed to address many urgent and outstanding issues for livestock producers.