Local kill abattoir for Kangaroo Island submission

November 29, 2018

Livestock SA would like to congratulate the South Australian State Government (through PIRSA) for providing leadership in the determination of the potential opportunities for local processing facilities on Kangaroo Island (KI). This has been a perennial problem, which has proven difficult to solve, throughout the history of agricultural production on KI. Local livestock producers are at a distinct disadvantage to the mainland, given the time and cost associated with freighting livestock via ferry to the mainland. In addition to this is the potential loss, in meat quality and stock condition, due to a sea crossing.