Livestock SA President Joe Keynes encouraged beef cattle, sheep and goat producers to join and become members of the organisation.
Livestock SA membership continues to grow in 2018, with current member numbers at just under 3400. Livestock SA President Joe Keynes encouraged all beef cattle, sheep and goat producers to join and become members of the organisation.
“Livestock SA advocates for a strong, viable productive and profitable livestock sector in South Australia and works to inform government, businesses and the wider community on the contribution of livestock producers to the food and fibre industries,” he said.
“Membership is free for any livestock producers who pay industry levies to the SA Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds. An associated membership is also available for farm managers, consultants, businesses and anyone interested in beef cattle, sheep and goat production at $110 a year.”
Livestock SA was formed after the SA Farmers Federation was wound up in 2013. It is one of six autonomous commodity groups in South Australia which focus on the needs of their members.
Livestock SA advocates on behalf of South Australian livestock producers to all levels of government – local, state and federal.
It also represents SA producers and their views on national bodies including WoolProducers Australia, Sheep Producers Australia, Cattle Council of Australia and the Goat Industry Council of Australia.
“Livestock SA members can contribute to the direction of policy at a state and national level by attending Livestock SA meetings held regularly around the state or by contacting their nearest board member or regional representative,” Mr Keynes said.
“We aim to provide a voice for all livestock-related issues and work hard to inform government, businesses and the wider community on issues which affect all farmers.”