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LIVESTOCK LIVESTOCK NE NEWSWS OCTOBER | 2016 The 2015-16 Livestock SA committee members: outgoing treasurer Steve Radeski, Adelaide Hills, with Allan Piggott, Moorlands, Bill Nosworthy, Sheringa, vice-president Joe Keynes, Keyneton, Penny Schulz, Field, president Geoff Power, Orroroo, Andrew Clarke, Oodnadatta, Andy Withers, Naracoorte, and Jack England, Kingston. Absent: Jamie Heinrich, Parndana, and Richard Halliday, Bordertown. Successful board election results at AGM Vice-president Joe Keynes and “We would especially like to thank Mr for the creation of WoolTAG tool boxes, board members Andrew Clarke, Radeski as the outgoing treasurer of which were officially presented to students Bill Nosworthy, Penny Schulz Livestock SA. His support and views who had completed their shearing or wool have been invaluable, particularly his classing courses at an industry day at Gilles were re-elected to the Livestock agribusiness experience, as ANZ State Plains TAFE on 11 December. SA board last month, along with Agribusiness Manager for SA, NT, WA and new member Jamie Heinrich. the Western Districts of NSW,” he said. A successful display was also held at the Yorke Peninsula Field Days for the first time, Jamie is a stud and commercial sheep Mr Curtis said it had been a successful with Livestock SA taking up a joint site producer on Kangaroo Island, and at 27 12-months for the organisation, with with Grain Producers SA in the PIRSA tent. is the youngest member on the Livestock highlights including the launch of the Over 50 new members were signed up and SA board. SA Sheep Industry Blueprint earlier producers provided comments on priority this year. Funding will also cover the issues for Livestock SA’s focus. The results were announced at Livestock development of a beef cattle blueprint SA’s AGM & Update and South Australian in the coming year. Mr Curtis said the AGM was attended Cattle Producers Forum at Hahndorf by about 100 producers and industry last month. Other highlights included helping stakeholders, with about 26 percent of those affected by the Pinery fire on members returning votes from a growing Livestock SA Chief Executive Officer 25 November, Livestock SA called membership of 2886. Andrew Curtis acknowledged and thanked for donations of fodder and for those producers Gillian Fennell, Tom Hampton who needed assistance. Livestock SA “It is an indication of the strong support and Steve Radeski for their nominations established a depot at Roseworthy for the independent advocacy work that as part of the election process. Campus following an offer from Professor Livestock SA does on behalf of producers, Wayne Hein for use of the facilities. Over which helps us continue to move forward six months, nearly 60 producers were with confidence,” he said. DIARY DATES varying sizes). “It’s particularly encouraging to see continued provided with about 1900 bales of hay (of growth in memberships, I would encourage November 10 anyone who is not yet a Funding from the SA Sheep Industry Fund Meat & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation was used member to sign up.” AGM and producer forum. Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 145a Mount Barker Rd, Unit 5, 780 South Road, Glandore 5037 LIVESTOCK Hahndorf. T: 08 8297 2299 | F: 08 8293 8886 | E: [email protected]

From the president industry. A key issue for the livestock, app, which Livestock SA has worked and agricultural, industries. This closely with PIRSA to advocate for, in scholarship was provided by PPSA with the wake of the Brands Act 1933 being funding from the E W Stevens Trust. repealed at the start of this year. The With launch of the Davies Research Centre, GEOFF POWER Livestock SA would also like to thank and the development of the SA Cattle outgoing treasurer Steve Radeski, for Industry Blueprint were two other very the integral role he has played from Congratulations to the successful the outset of our organisation, he will exciting topics, both of which will play board members who were re- be missed. a critical future role in ensuring SA remains at the forefront for industry elected in the recent AGM at This year, for the first time, we ran a growth and partnerships across the Hahndorf, vice-president Joe SA Cattle Producers Forum alongside value chain in the livestock industry. Keynes and board members the AGM and Update, which was a Finally, it has been pleasing to see the Andrew Clarke, Bill Nosworthy, great success with strong attendance Federal Government listen to industry, and Penny Schulz, along with from about 100 producers and industry and soften its stance on Working new member Jamie Heinrich. stakeholders. We had a wonderful Holiday Visas, reducing the tax rate from line-up of presenters including Meat & 32.5 percent to the level Livestock SA We have very strong board Livestock Australia’s Richard Norton, advocated for, at 19 percent. However, representation, and I look forward to Cattle Council of Australia’s Jed Matz, we continue to campaign for the current their ongoing involvement in Livestock Woolworth’s Brett Thompson, Farm changes that the Federal Government SA for the next two years. Connectivity Specialist Ian Ware and has made to working holiday visas in more. We thank the Cattle Council of northern Australia to be extended to It’s particularly great to see strong Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia representation from young and and WFI Insurance for their sponsorship the pastoral zone of South Australia, so upcoming producers, with Jamie at 27 of the event. I would also like to thank backpackers can be employed for up to the youngest member on our board. all who presented, and those who 12 months by a single employer. Besides his recent election to the attended the forum. It gave us all a Livestock SA have a busy 12 months board, Livestock SA would also like to really great insight into the future of the ahead, but as usual we always welcome congratulate Jamie on recently being beef industry. your ideas and thoughts on any policy awarded a 2017 Nuffield Scholarship, issue affecting the SA livestock industry. with his research to focus on attracting Of particular interest was discussion on Please contact us on 08 8297 2299 or and retaining young people in the sheep the prototype of the livestock brands email [email protected] Producers asked for feedback News In Brief on new livestock brands app Mental health in spotlight Livestock producers were app using simple technology and on-farm Producers have been asked for their input given the chance to explore consultation and testing with stakeholders. towards the development of a free, online a prototype of the Livestock The current prototype has been developed intervention designed to help farmers better Brands App at the Livestock SA to better assist producers identify a brand cope with things beyond their control (weather, commodity prices, disease Update & AGM and first-ever and find, or report, a lost animal. outbreaks, etc.) The project will help to SA Cattle Producers Forum at Once complete, the app will streamline teach farmers new strategies that prevent Hahndorf last week. the traditional way brands are registered them from developing mental health issues Livestock SA and the State Government – making it easier for producers to keep a in the future. Assisting with the project may have been working on a new online system record of their stock. involve sharing your opinion on the type of for producers to register brands and Livestock producers have been asked to resource that would appeal to Australian earmarks, after the Brands Act 1933 was give feedback on the prototype. At the farmers, or, at a later stage, trialling formally repealed on January 1. As a result, link below is an online feedback form and the website and being involved in its brands no longer need to be registered step-by-step instructions on how to trial evaluation. You do not need to have mental with Primary Industries and Regions SA. health issues or be an ‘expert’ internet four real-life scenarios on the app. user to assist. If you participate, you will be Since then, and following feedback from partially reimbursed for your time. Livestock SA, Primary Industries and More information: View the prototype of Regions SA have been working with a the Livestock Brands App at https://goo. More information: Contact Dr Kate Fennell group of designers to develop a prototype gl/forms/Cflr4FBf0zsd7OTl1 on 08 8302 2137, email [email protected] or register your interest online at 1 Pictured at the recent Livestock SA Update & AGM and SA Cattle Producers Forum were University of Adelaide Professor Forbes Brien, Roseworthy Campus, with Livestock SA’s Richard Halliday, Bordertown and president Geoff Power, Orroroo. 1 3 2 Livestock SA’s Andy Withers, Naracoorte, and SA 2 2 Sheep Industry Blueprint Manager Stephen Lee. 3 Rural Solutions SA: PIRSA’s Bruce Hancock and Livestock SA vice-president Joe Keynes, Keyneton.

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