Plan to drive and secure South Australia's sheepmeat and wool industry

A refreshed master plan in support of South Australia's sheep industry's 2030 growth plans has been launched. Photo: Shutterstock
A refreshed master plan in support of South Australia's sheep industry's 2030 growth plans has been launched. Photo: Shutterstock

A reinvigorated master plan designed to protect and boost South Australia's sheepmeat and wool industry to the tune of $3 billion annually across the next decade was launched last week in Gawler.

The updated SA Sheep Industry Blueprint will build on the 2015-2020 vision.

Importantly, it seeks to continuously support the state's sheep value chain to capture market opportunities and improve management of animals on the land.

Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham said the 2030 growth plan aims to increase primary industries revenue to $23 billion by 2030.

"To achieve this, South Australia's gross state product must grow by three per cent every year and the livestock industry will play a major role in reaching this target," he said on Friday.

Blueprint Working Group chair Jane Kellock explained how the development was led by key stakeholders.

"The new blueprint is an initiative compiled by industry, for industry, to support the whole value chain," she said.

It involves 200 producers, organisations and industry representatives, including Livestock SA and the Sheep Industry Fund, Fresh agenda, Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA)'s and Red Meat and Wool Growth program.

Furthermore, it aligns with national and state priorities.

A copy of the updated South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint 2030 can be downloaded from the Livestock SA website.

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