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State Government seeks feedback on artisan meat processing on Kangaroo Island

22 October 2018

The State Government is seeking feedback from the Kangaroo Island livestock industry and community on opportunities for small-scale artisan and on-farm meat processing as part of an election commitment.

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Don't get the drift - think before you spray

17 October 2018

Think about your neighbours, particularly with vineyards and don’t underestimate the potential distance of impact before spraying weeds this spring PIRSA Biosecurity SA reminds producers.

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Play your part this long weekend to keep South Australia fruit fly free

27 September 2018

Travellers are being reminded to ‘Eat It, Bin It or Declare It’ if they bring fruit and vegetables into South Australia this long weekend to ensure the state maintains its fruit fly free status.

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State Government launches summer fruit fly assault

17 September 2018

The State Government will operate additional random roadblocks into the Riverland and appoint a dedicated coordinator as part of a suite of measures to ramp up protection against fruit fly for the coming summer.

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Keep watch for the distinctive red-whiskered bulbul

12 September 2018

If you notice a bird with red whisker patches, a distinctive black crest and a loud chattering call, it could be a red-whiskered bulbul – a serious pest bird that can threaten South Australia’s plants and native birds and must be reported…

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Fruit fly defences bolstered as quarantine station opens

7 September 2018

A key quarantine station protecting South Australia from interstate pest pressure including fruit fly has opened in the mid north.

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Protect South Australia's pork industry from African swine fever

7 September 2018

South Australians are being urged to practice good biosecurity measures to protect the state's valuable pork industry from the threat of African swine fever.

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Stronger farm biosecurity with new State Government program

14 August 2018

A new program to strengthen South Australia's farm biosecurity and animal health management was officially launched today at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days.

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New management approach for endemic sheep diseases

6 July 2018

The management of endemic sheep diseases, Ovine Johne’s disease and footrot, is set to change under new programs introduced today and being rolled out over the coming months.

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Virus cocktail gets the jump on pest rabbits

22 June 2018

Farmers and landowners across Australia have gained an advantage in the fight against pest rabbit populations through the combination of two biological controls currently available in Australia.

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