WA livestock producers given extra week to complete key survey

Sheep Central, May 1, 2024

WESTERN Australian sheep and cattle producers have been given an extra week to complete a seasonal and market conditions survey.

Sheep Producers Australia, Cattle Australia, and Western Dairy have made the decision to extend the 2024 WA Seasonal and Market Conditions Producer Survey, that will now close next Wednesday 8 May 2024.

Sheep Producers Australia chief executive officer Bonnie Skinner said the organisations have been contacted by producers seeking additional time to respond to the survey due to their current on farm priorities.

“Producers want to have the opportunity to provide their perspective, to be part of the process, and to inform what assistance and support is required not only in the short term but for there to be planning in place to support producers for the long term,” she said.

A report will be generated based on the data that is received by the close of business today to inform the Dry Season Taskforce’s meeting this Friday. All additional data collected will be provided to the taskforce in a second report.

Cattle Australia CEO Dr Chris Parker said the survey will help inform the taskforce and assist the government in better understanding the impact the dry season and low market prices are having on livestock producers and their management decisions.

“The data this survey is collecting is critical to help inform the right assistance and support for WA producers,” he said.

Sheep Producers Australia and Cattle Australia said they will continue to closely monitor the situation and advocate for ongoing and immediate support for our WA producers.

Complete the survey to inform the Dry Season Taskforce by clicking on this link


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