The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint is an initiative of Livestock SA and the SA Sheep Advisory Group.
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Blueprint Bulletin - June 2015

Blueprint Update ... with Allan Piggott

Dear <<First Name>>,
It has been more than three months since we started the journey of developing the South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint.
In that time, we have compiled all the views and information gathered at the initial scoping meeting in February, liaised with stakeholders on funding and been in discussion with the State Government on the strategic plan development process.
We have appointed industry members to a Blueprint Working Group to progress the industry plan and our first meeting is tomorrow, Friday, June 19.
Please find below an update on the blueprint process to date and some general news articles to forward on to any stakeholder whom you think may be interested. Feel free to encourage your networks to sign up to our distribution list for more information as the blueprint is developed.
Thank you for your input and support.
Allan Piggott
SA Sheep Industry Blueprint Working Group Chairman


Industry leaders scope blueprint direction

MORE than 50 SA sheep industry stakeholders and decision-makers met at a workshop in February to start scoping the plan and identify key areas for the industry’s growth and development.
The scoping workshop identified five key objectives for the blueprint:
  1. Grow the SA sheep industry’s production and value from $1.4 billion in 2015 to $1.8 billion in 2020 while maintaining international competitiveness.
  2. Develop an industry workforce plan that injects new, young and energetic life and decreases the average age of managers by 10 per cent.
  3. Support an increase of quality independent consultants and advisers from 20 up to 25 by 2020.
  4. Act as a conduit for greater research, development and extension collaboration at the regional, state and national level and develop a measure of greater adoption and uptake.
  5. Develop a proactive and progressive industry communication plan that, through advocacy and champions, gives greater consumer confidence to increase their demand and engage the whole value chain.
For more information, view the Scoping Workshop Notes – February 2015

Left: Facilitator Bruce Hancock, Rural Solutions SA:PIRSA, SA Sheep Advisory Group chair Leonie Mills and Livestock SA president Geoff Power at the SA Sheep Industry Blueprint Scoping Workshop in February 2015.

Blueprint working group announced

The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint Working Group will meet for the first time this Friday, June 19, in Adelaide. The group has 12 industry stakeholder members and will appoint and work with a Development and Innovation Manager to implement the blueprint.

Group members include:
  • Allan Piggott, Moorlands, stud and commercial sheep producer and chairman of the successful LambEx 2014 event, held in Adelaide last year.
  • Jane Kellock, Burra, sheep producer and former chair of the SA Sheep Advisory Group.
  • Joe Keynes, Keyneton, commercial sheep and beef producer and member of the Livestock SA board and South Australian Natural Resources Management Council.
  • Steve Radeski, Woodside, livestock producer, Livestock SA board member and agri-lending manager.
  • Paul Sandercock, Adelaide, executive director, Australian Meat Industry Council.
  • Mark Inglis, Melbourne, farm assurance and supply chain manager, JBS Australia – Southern.
  • David Rutley, Murray Bridge, lamb supply chain coordinator, Thomas Foods International.
  • Jane Lutt, Adelaide, administration manager at EMS Rural Exports, SA Live Export.
  • David Michell and Steven Read, Adelaide, Michell Wool.
  • Rod Miller, Adelaide, wool marketing manager, Australian Wool Network.
  • Richard Harvie, Naracoorte, livestock sales consultant and auctioneer, Pinkerton, Palm, Hamlyn & Steen.
  • Troy Fisher, Wasleys, stud and commercial sheep producer.
  • Michael Blake, Adelaide, PIRSA meat and livestock account manager.

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