Protecting our livestock industry

We are committed to supporting our primary producers

What we’ll do

A Marshall Liberal Government will protect the state’s $4.7 billion livestock industry by providing funding to employ two wild dog trappers.

These trappers will particularly help South Australia’s 7,000 sheep, lamb and wool producers, who farm 11 million sheep, producing output valued at almost $500 million.

They will also help prevent these vicious dogs from heading further south into the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.

Why we’re doing it

The number of wild dogs in farming areas is continuing to increase, threatening South Australia’s valuable livestock industry.

They have penetrated the Dog Fence and made their way as far south as the northern fringes of the Barossa region.

Wild dogs are vicious and kill for sport as well as food with incidents reported of farmers losing more than 20 sheep in a single night.

Other state governments have invested to protect their livestock industries, with 18 trappers in Victoria, 13 in Western Australia and eight in Queensland, but the Weatherill Government has not employed a single one.

We know how important it is to protect our livestock industry and that’s why we will fund wild dog trappers.