Pig Industry Fund
All pig owners must contribute $0.20 per head to the Pig Industry Fund when pigs are sold for $20 or more per head. Contributions must be made for sales within and outside South Australia.
Contributing to the fund
The pig vendor is responsible for contributing to the fund unless a collection agent is involved.
Collections agents include:
- stock agents
Collection agents are responsible for contributing to the fund when they are involved in a sale. Pig vendors must confirm that the collection agent has made a contribution as they may become ineligible to take part in programs sponsored by the Pig Industry Fund if the contribution has not been forwarded.
Producers must complete and return the contribution form and payment within 14 days of the end of each quarter:
Collection agents must complete and return the contribution form and payment 14 days after the end of each month.
Use of funds
Pig Industry Fund is used for sponsoring projects to:
- improve production efficiency
- increase producer knowledge
- provide alternative income sources
- support the operation of Pork SA.
How to access the fund
Applications are now open for project funding with a deadline of Friday 29 April 2016. Find out how you can apply for funding.
Applications are assessed by the South Australian Pig Industry Advisory Group in May.
Preference will be given to projects that directly involve commercial South Australian piggeries.
Requests can be made for refunds of contributions. Refunds can only be requested from the preceding financial year.
To request a refund:
- provide documentary evidence that a contribution was paid, a tax invoice is adequate
- complete a Request for Refund form ( or ).
The Minister for Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries acts as the administrator of the Pig Industry Fund.
The South Australian Pig Industry Advisory Group makes recommendations to the minister on spending priorities for the Fund.