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In 2010-11 the livestock industries in South Australia contributed more than $4.5 billion (33%) of South Australia’s Gross Food Revenue (see below). In particular, strong growth has been evident in poultry production and processing, pork processing and red meat exports.

PIRSA Livestock develops and implements policies, legislation, regulatory frameworks and programs to grow the economic contribution of the industry.

Table: Gross food revenue of South Australia’s livestock industry
IndustryGross food revenue ($Million)
Percentage
Beef
1,031
23%
Sheep meat and lamb
884
20%
Pork
969
22%
Dairy
849
19%
Poultry
557
12%
Other
184
4%
Total 4,474

Livestock related services, research and development

Biosecurity SA - provide services regarding animal health, disease monitoring, and property registration. 

Rural Solutions SA - provide onsite business and technical advice, plus courses and benchmarking analysis.

South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) - conduct research and development on behalf of government, industry and private organisations.