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Study finds demand for artisan meat processing on KI

6 August 2019

A small-scale permanent meat processing facility on Kangaroo Island would be viable and has significant community support, according to an independent feasibility study released this week.

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Calicivirus release to have feral rabbits on the hop

1 August 2019

Pest rabbits causing $30 million in damage annually to South Australian agricultural production will be targeted as part of an upcoming release of the calicivirus RHDV1 K5.

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Motorists' $300,000 school holiday sting

31 July 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government’s zero tolerance approach at the Yamba Quarantine Station has netted 831 fines totalling $311,625 during the South Australian and Victorian school holidays.

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Don't pack fruit fly in your lunch

23 July 2019

As school returns for another term the State Government is reminding those living in the Lindsay Point outbreak and suspension area quarantine restrictions still apply on moving fresh fruit and vegetables when packing school or work lunches.

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$10 million for sterile insect fruit fly technology

18 July 2019

South Australia’s role at the forefront of Australian research into the sterile insect technology for Queensland fruit fly has been strengthened through a new $10 million funding agreement.

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Bring fruit into SA this winter and get a frosty reception

3 July 2019

Visitors to South Australia over the winter school holidays are reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home to avoid a frosty reception at the state’s borders.

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Desert dogs destined for desexing

1 July 2019

A trial Animal Health Program which is helping protect domestic dogs and address a wild dog problem at an Aboriginal community near Ceduna will continue thanks to State Government support.

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Experienced pastoralist to lead Dog Fence Board

1 July 2019

With the once-in-a-generation rebuild of South Australia’s Dog Fence to commence in the next year, Orroroo pastoralist Geoff Power has been announced as the new chair of the South Australian Dog Fence Board.

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Hopping onto rabbit control

17 June 2019

Landholders and producers impacted by rabbits are being invited to get the latest tips on controlling Australia’s most destructive environmental and agricultural pest.

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Weapon against fruit fly unleashed at Lindsay Point

14 June 2019

The State Government has ramped up the fight against a Queensland fruit fly outbreak at Lindsay Point in Victoria with the release of millions of sterile flies this week.

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