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Industry Advice -COVID19

Posted on March 31, 2020

Food South Australia has produced a guideline to help the food and beverage industry prepare for and manage COVID-19, based on the Australian Chicken Meat Federation guideline SA Health has agreed that this guideline is in line with current national COVID health information to help minimise risk to a

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Industry briefing - Coronavirus and Australian dairy industry impacts

Posted on March 17, 2020

This industry briefing note provides:

Key messages for industry (page 3);A situation analysis of Covid-19 outbreak in Australia;Exploration of current and potential impacts on the Australian dairy industry, including a call for intelligence from industry participants; andDetail on industry response activities undertaken and planned.

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Bushfire Relief Resources

Posted on January 10, 2020

Fodder Donations

Livestock SA currently have bushfire relief fodder donation depots open to support producers affected by the Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island bushfires.

Cudlee Creek Fodder Donation Depot

Location: Oakbank Racecourse, accessible via Shillabeer Road Opening Times: 10:30am to 12pm each day or by appointment

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Call for nominations: Cattle Industry Fund Board

Posted on November 12, 2019

The Cattle Industry Fund administration and governance is transitioning to Livestock SA in 2019-20. This new process, recommended by industry, will create more opportunities for co-investment and build greater accountability to industry.

Nominations are now open for the Cattle Industry Fund Board. The Industry Fund Selection Committee invite eligible levy

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Posted on September 18, 2019

Livestock SA in conjunction with SA Dairyfarmers Association (SADA) invite eligible levy payers to consider nominating for a position on the newly established Industry Fund Selection Committee.

Any cattle and sheep producer contributing to the SA Cattle Industry Fund and/or Sheep Industry Fund is eligible to nominate/be nominated as a

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SA Dairy Action Plan

Posted on April 12, 2019

As the international market place becomes more competitive and pressure grows for an increasingly global world for all forms of dairy produce smaller jurisdictions have to assert themselves to get foothold in the industry.

South Australian dairy is uniquely poised to carve out a niche in the global market place

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Better Internet for Rural Regional and Remote Australia

Posted on March 19, 2018

Rural Australians have the chance to influence the future of telecommunications in the bush, through a new survey being hosted by BIRRR (Better Internet for Rural, Regional and Remote Australia).

“We urge everyone in the bush to get online and fill out this questionnaire – help us build

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ACCC review of Saputo's proposal to acquire Murray Goulburn

Posted on March 01, 2018

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a Statement of Issues on the proposed acquisition of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co.’s operating assets by Saputo Dairy Australia.

Please find attached the ACCC’s media release and Statement of Issues.

The ACCC’s preliminary view is that Saputo’s ownership of both its

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Murray Darling Basin - What Now?

Posted on February 15, 2018

The last week has been filled with commentary and vitriol regarding the Murray Darling Basin Plan and its fate.  South Australian dairy farmers are the last productive users of Murray River water before it heads into the Coorong.  The water is important environmentally as it passes the lower lakes dairy

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ADF - A Voice for Australian Dairy in EU Mission

Posted on January 24, 2018

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) will fly the flag for the nation’s dairy industry when a delegation of leading agricultural representatives lays groundwork in Europe ahead of free trade negotiations.

ADF president Terry Richardson has joined with senior figures from across Australia’s farm sector on a 12- day mission to strengthen

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Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston - Media Release - ​Provider selected to implement milk price index for dairy farmers

Posted on November 27, 2017

A critical step towards delivering a key element of the Coalition Government’s Dairy Support Package was taken today, with a provider engaged to implement the Commodity Milk Price Index.

 Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, today announced that Webber Quantitative Consulting Pty Ltd had won the

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ADIC Media Release - Australian Dairy Industry Set for New Vision and Plan

Posted on November 27, 2017

Whole of industry collaboration was the key theme of the annual Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) Industry Leaders Breakfast today.

More than 200 of Australia’s leading dairy representatives from across the value chain, gathered in Melbourne this morning to start the conversation about a whole of industry vision and plan, and

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ADIC Media Release - Dairy Stalwart Allan BurgessRecognised with Outstanding Service Award

Posted on November 27, 2017

There would be few in the Australian dairy industry who have not been impacted by the work of Allan Burgess.

A dairy farmer from Victoria’s Goulburn Valley and former Australian Dairy Farmers President, he’s long been well known as a fierce advocate for farmers, leading the industry through some of

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ADF Media Release - Three New ADF Directors Elected at AGM

Posted on November 24, 2017

Australian Dairy Farmers’ Business Members today re-elected Business Directors Simone Jolliffe and Bruce Donnison to the Board, joining them will be new Business Director John Versteden and new Independent Director Ms Victoria Taylor.

Simone has a strong community leadership base having been involved with Young Cattleman’s Union, Holstein Australia and is

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ADIC Media Release - Dairy Industry welcomes trade deal with Peru

Posted on November 14, 2017

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has welcomed news this week that the AustralianGovernment has successfully negotiated a new trade deal with Peru.

The deal will see Australia receive improved market access for dairy in the form of an export basketquota of 7,000 tonnes of dairy product in the first

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ADIC Launches Code of Practice for Contractual Arrangements

Posted on June 30, 2017

Today, the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) launched the first Dairy Industry Code of Practice for standard form contractual arrangements.

Through consultation with state member organisations, farmers and processors, the ADIC has developed the voluntary Code to help ensure greater transparency and fairness in milk supply and pricing.

It is

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ALEC moves to collect compulsory levy on dairy cow exports

Posted on June 01, 2017

Australian livestock exporters currently pay statutory export charges on exported beef cattle, sheep and goats. In 2006, livestock exporters also chose to initiate a voluntary charge on exported dairy cattle, introduced to enable funding for sector specific RD&E and marketing. However, due to the nature of the voluntary arrangement, the

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MG Media Release - Murray Goulburn Asset and Footprint Review Conclusions

Posted on May 03, 2017

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has today announced the following decisions as a result of its asset and footprint review which has been undertaken in recent months, as an appropriate response to reduced milk intake across the network. These decisions are a continuation of efforts to address MG’s cost

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ACC Media Release - ACCC takes action against Murray Goulburn

Posted on April 28, 2017

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn), alleging it engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also alleges that former managing director Gary Helou

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Milk Procurement Project Attracts National Interest

Posted on April 19, 2017

A South Australian Dairy Industry Fund project exploring what farmers want to see in their contractual arrangements with milk processors is attracting national interest.

The project set out to explore farmers' views about current payment models being offered by major processors, and what future milk supply procurement models should look

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Blue Lake Dairy

Posted on January 31, 2017

Members of the SADA Board recently attended the opening of Blue Lake Dairies facility at Millicent. The event also provided an opportunity for John Hunt and Sharon Joppich to meet with Premier Jay Weatherill to discuss issues and challenges currently facing the industry. John and the Premier have committed to

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ACCC Inquiry into the dairy industry

Posted on December 16, 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting dairy farmers to participate in a series of public forums. The forums are a part of the ACCC’s Inquiry into the Australian dairy industry. The purpose of these forums is to hear directly from dairy farmers about competition and fair trading issues

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