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New welfare laws for transporting livestock
Following a long process of consultation, Agriculture Ministers around Australia have endorsed new welfare standards for the transport of livestock, which will apply across all jurisdictions by law. It is a requirement under the SA Animal Welfare Regulations 2012 (Gazetted on 16 August 2012) for livestock owners, transporters, and receivers to comply with the new laws which specify requirements for “fit-to-load”, vehicles and facilities, time off water, journey time and more. Compliance with the new regulations will result in good animal welfare outcomes, increased consumer confidence and open up market possibilities.
View Meat and Livestock Australia's Fit To Load guide.
Movement of livestock between states
There are limitations on stock movement between states and also documentary requirements that need to be met.
Health Certificates may be required for moving stock into South Australia, and for moving stock interstate.
Movement of horses
There are currently no movement requirements or certification required for horses moving from interstate into SA. Livestock (including horses) affected or suspected of being affected with a notifiable disease may not enter the State unless authorised by the SA Chief Inspector of Stock.
For more information see Equine Influenza Response.
Livestock Welfare Standards for transporting livestock video (35Mb).
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