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The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint is an initiative of Livestock SA and the SA Sheep Advisory Group.
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May 2016

Blueprint launched at livestock industry event... with Chairman Allan Piggott

The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint marked a milestone when it was launched on April 12 before a crowd of about 190 producers at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre in Hahndorf.
A strategy that aims to drive sheep industry productivity to a 20 percent increase by 2020, the Blueprint is set to boost the SA sheep industry’s production and value from $1.48 billion in 2015 to $1.8 billion by 2020.
The launch was a landmark day, heralding a new, united and coordinated push to boost the industry’s productivity.

It is an outstanding opportunity to secure a bright future for SA’s world-leading sheep and wool industries.
 
Read the full Chairman's message
Read the SA Sheep Industry Blueprint
Read the media release by Minister for Agriculture Leon Bignell

Blueprint launch a success

A few social photos from the industry event at Hahndorf
1 SA Sheep Industry Blueprint Working Group member Jane Kellock with Manager Stephen Lee and Chairman Allan Piggott at the launch of the Blueprint. Photo courtesy of Stock Journal.
2 Blueprint Working Group member Mark Inglis, JBS Australia (pictured left with John the chef), keeps an eye on the barbecue packed with lamb that JBS Australia kindly donated for the event.
3 Livestock consultant Tim Prance, Victor Harbor, and Ian MacFarland, SheepConnect SA Coordinator.
4 Producers Ian Michael, Balaklava, and Livestock SA Board Member Richard Halliday, Bordertown.

Growing South Australia's sheep industry


The Blueprint launch featured a line-up of expert industry speakers at its afternoon workshop, Growing South Australia’s Sheep Industry. Key speakers included: 
-    Dr Paul Swan, General Manager R&D, Australian Wool Innovation
-    Andrew Michael, Leahcim Poll Merino and White Suffolk Stud
-    Steven Read, Chief Executive Officer, Michell Wool
-    Felicity Salkeld, Director, Kangaroo Island Wool
-    Ken Solly, Solly Business Services


Speaker presentations are available online.

SASIB Resources

The Livestock SA website has a host of resources to learn more about the SA Sheep Industry Blueprint.

The Blueprint Working Group – see who has been working on the Blueprint

Blueprint YouTube clip – hear more from Chairman Allan Piggott

Blueprint Updates – view past updates as the plan has been developed

Blueprint FAQs – common questions on the plan's development
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