South Australia's 2,150 km Dog Fence plays an essential role in protecting South Australia's $4.3 billion livestock industry.
The rebuilding of the South Australian Dog Fence, of which about 1,600 km is more than 100 years old, will be funded by the Australian Government, State Government and the livestock industry.
As part of the livestock industry's $5 million investment,12 cents per head will be collected by the Sheep Industry Fund when 5 or more sheep are sold for $5 per head or more.
The increase in the Sheep Industry Fund contribution rate is in addition to other sources of industry funding from an increase in the dog fence rates and a contribution from processing of rangeland goats. Once the total $5 million industry funding component has been raised, collection of the 12 cent dog fence rebuild contribution will cease.
For further information about the Sheep Industry Fund contribution towards rebuild the Dog Fence, please contact:
Mr Andrew Curtis
Livestock SA Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (08) 8297 2299
Ms Casey Work
Primary Industries and Regions SA Senior Policy Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0471