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SA Sheep Industry Fund

An Independent Sheep Industry Fund Board has been established following consultation between the SA Sheep Advisory Group, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) and Livestock SA; to provide advice on the use of the Sheep Industry Fund as set out in the Primary Industry Funding Schemes (Sheep Industry Fund) Regulations.

The SA Sheep Industry Fund exists to support programs that contribute to a profitable and sustainable sheep industry in South Australia.

To support this goal, South Australia’s sheep industry, through the Sheep Industry Fund Board, have identified the following investment priorities that are the basis for SA Sheep Industry Fund investment:

  1. Animal Health
  2. Traceability
  3. Predator Control
  4. Advocacy
  5. Industry development

All sheep owners in South Australia contribute $0.67 per head to the Sheep Industry Fund when 5 or more sheep are sold for $5 per head or more.

This contribution currently comprises 2 parts:

  • a general contribution of $0.55
  • a dog fence rebuild contribution of $0.12.

Total levy contributions to the fund are approximately $4,000,000 annually.

Livestock SA is responsible for the administrative functions of the fund and the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development is the signatory.

The Sheep Industry Fund Board advises the Minister on the use of the Fund.

For more information please CLICK HERE to be taken to the PIRSA website.

Sheep Industry Fund Board

The current members of the Sheep Industry Fund Board are:

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Graham Clothier


Graham has been involved in sheep production and management since 1981, originally as a shearer, then becoming a partner in the family farm. He farmed...


Jane Kellock

Chair of South Australian Sheep and Beef Blueprints

Jane was born and raised on a sheep station in the north of South Australia and moved to Farrell Flat in 1991. She has an...

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Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas is a sheep grower based in Manoora, Mid North, but with properties in the Eastern Pastoral zone and the Fleurieu Peninsula. She is...

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Keith Bolto

Keith and his family shear 17,000 sheep and graze 1,700 hectares on Kangaroo Island. At 33 years old, Keith is a young industry leader who...

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Nette Fischer

Nette, along with her husband Troy and three children, run a White Suffolk Stud and cropping property in the lower Mid North. The stud markets...

Alex Mc Gorman

Alex McGorman

Board Member

Alex brings to the Board extensive knowledge from his feed lotting background where he turns over up to 80,000 lambs per year.

Mary Rowe

Mary is an animal nutrition and health specialist with experience across intensive and extensive sheep and cattle production systems in Western Australia and South Australia. She has worked in aspects of the meat and wool...