Transitioning to industry
A new process will be in place for Cattle Industry Fund expenditure in 2020-21.
Cattle owners who purchase Permanent Identification Devices (tags) must pay $1.50 per tag to the Cattle Industry Fund. Authorised tag manufacturers and recyclers collect the contribution and forward it to the Cattle Industry Fund on behalf of the cattle owner.
The Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development is the administrator of the Cattle Industry Fund.
Contributing to the fund
Authorised suppliers of Permanent Identification Devices must:
- complete a SA Cattle Industry Fund Contribution form ()
- send the form with the fund contribution to the address on the form or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contribution forms and payments must be returned within 14 days of the end of each quarter:
Purchaser details of the NLIS device must be kept and made available for auditing if required.
Cattle Industry Fund approved 2019–20 projects
The Minister has approved the release of $667,982 from the Cattle Industry Fund in 2019-20 for programs and projects to benefit South Australia's beef and dairy cattle industries as recommended by the SA Cattle Advisory Group. View the approved 2019-20 projects.
Cattle owners may request a refund of contributions made to the Cattle Industry Fund in the preceding financial year. Requests for a refund of contributions can be made to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development by:
- completing a Request for Refund form ( or )
- providing documentary evidence that the contribution was paid e.g. a tax invoice from the authorised tag/device manufacturer.
Contributors are not entitled to any service or benefit from the fund for 5 years if they have received a refund of their contributions. A body to which payments are made out of the fund may receive information identifying cattle owners on who have paid or been refunded contributions.
- Primary Industry Funding Schemes (Cattle Industry Fund) Regulations 2015
- Cattle Industry Fund Management Plan 2019-20 to 2023-24 ()
The 2019-24 Management Plan income estimate is based on national statistics available when it was finalised in early 2019.
The 2020-25 Management Plan income estimate will be reviewed in late 2019, using the available statistics and seasonal forecasts.
Cattle Industry Fund Annual Reports
- 2017-18 Cattle Industry Fund Annual Report ()
- 2016-17 Cattle Industry Fund Annual Report ()
- 2015-16 Cattle Industry Fund Annual Report ()
Ms Casey Work
Primary Industries and Regions SA Senior Policy Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0471