Cattle Industry Fund

A new Cattle Industry Fund governance model

A new process is in place for Cattle Industry Fund expenditure from 2020–21 onwards.

Information on the new process.

Cattle owners who purchase Permanent Identification Devices (tags) must pay $1.50 per tag to the Cattle Industry Fund. Authorised tag manufacturers and recyclers collect the contribution and forward it to the Cattle Industry Fund on behalf of the cattle owner.

The Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development is the administrator of the Cattle Industry Fund.

Public Meeting

The 2020–2021 management plan for the Cattle Industry Fund was presented at a public meeting on 5 June 2020.

Watch a recording of this meeting.

The 2020–21 management plan (PDF 435.6 KB) includes estimates of the likely contributions to the fund over the coming five-year period, proposals for investment of the fund, and proposals for how the fund will be applied to benefit contributors.

Under the Primary Industry Funding Schemes Act 1998, a revised management plan must be prepared and presented for the funds at least once a year.

For further details, please call (08) 8429 0471, or email

Contributing to the fund

Authorised suppliers of Permanent Identification Devices must:

  1. complete a SA Cattle Industry Fund Contribution form (DOC 160.0 KB)
  2. send the form with the fund contribution to the address on the form or email to

Contribution forms and payments must be returned within 14 days of the end of each quarter:

  • September
  • December
  • March
  • June

Purchaser details of the NLIS device must be kept and made available for auditing if required.

Cattle Industry Fund approved 2020–21 expenditure

The Minister has approved the release of $815,790 from the Cattle Industry Fund in 2020–21 for programs and projects to benefit South Australia's beef and dairy cattle industries as follows:

Livestock SA application comprising seven projects.
Please refer to the Livestock SA website  for more information.
Cattle Industry Fund administration costs (budget)$22,000

In addition, the fund will also be applied to refund payments as approved by the Minister during 2020–21.

Details of actual fund expenditure will be published in the 2020–21 Cattle Industry Fund Annual Report and made available on the PIRSA website once this report has been tabled in Parliament.

Contribution refunds

Cattle owners may request a refund of contributions made to the Cattle Industry Fund in the preceding financial year. Requests for a refund of contributions can be made to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development by:

Contributors are not entitled to any service or benefit from the fund for 5 years if they have received a refund of their contributions. A body to which payments are made out of the fund may receive information identifying cattle owners on who have paid or been refunded contributions.

More information

Cattle Industry Fund Annual Reports


Ms Casey Work
Department of Primary Industries and Regions - Senior Policy Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0471

Page Last Reviewed: 13 Aug 2020
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