This document explains how the South Australian Beef Industry became successful following overlanding cattle from New South Wales in 1838 which relieved a significant food shortage for the colony.

The industry then grew and waned depending on the demand for products and seasons. While the government was instrumental in the expansion of the industry by allowing squatters to expand across the State in the early days, it was not until the 1940s that the Department of Agriculture took an active interest in the industry with the establishment of the Struan facilities and promotion of modern beef production techniques. As explained, the industry today is a well established production and processing industry supplying both local, and export markets.


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