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July 2018


Register now for our... 

"Improving your farm business profitability- it's all in your taxation accounts" 

...short course!

The Limestone Coast Red Meat cluster, in partnership with Livestock SA, is pleased to bring you our third series of financial management workshops in 2018. The course will once again by delivered by Chris Scheid of ProAdvice, and sessions will take place at the Naracoorte Town Hall.

The overall objective of the short course is to teach and show participants how easy it is to calculate a range of profit and financial indicators from taxation financials. With the assistance of business coaches on the day, you calculate your own business profit and financial indicators using your taxation financials- doing it, not just talking about how to do it! Finally, in your peer boards, you compare your business to industry benchmarks, examine how your banker would assess your business using common financial indicators and create an action plan for real business change.


Attendance is required at workshops 1-3.

Workshop 1- Wednesday 15th August 9am-5pm

Workshop 2- Thursday 23rd August 9am-5pm

Workshop 3- Half a day only, either Friday 24th or Monday 27th August (TBC with participants)

Two additional modules will also be held, which will be of no cost to those who attend the workshops.

Module 1- Wednesday 5th September 

Module 2- TBC with participants


$350 per farm business (this covers the 2.5 day mandatory workshops and the 2 optional modules).

More information

Please click here for the flyer, or here for the registration form. For more information, please contact either Cluster Coordinator Meg Bell, or course deliverer, Chris Scheid.

Meg: 0433 499 630,

Chris: 0427 186 133,



That’s In Case You Missed It! 

Rib fractures webinar

Watch the rib fractures webinar here!

LambEx 2018

LambEx is on again this year from the 5th to the 7th of August in Perth. The Red Meat Cluster will be there- be sure to say g'day if you're also heading west!

Have your say on regional telcommunications

The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee wants to hear from you. You can give them feedback online through the Department of Communications and the Arts website, fill out this online form or email your submission to Submissions close on the 4th of August. 

Grassland Society of Southern Australia Annual Conference, Millicent Civic and Arts Centre, July 18th and 19th 2018

The Grassland Society of Southern Australia's Annual Conference will be held on the 18th and 19th of July in Millicent. The conference theme of 'Past + Future = Pasture' promises a cracking couple of days with speakers from all over the country, and a bus tour to a pretty speccy farm. For more info, click here


Producer Innovation Fast Track (PIFT)

Red meat producers can get expertise, co-funding and support through the MLA Donor Company's (MDC) PIFT program, which can co-invest up to 75% of costs toward R&D and innovation in livestock production, technical and business expertise. To find out if you're eligible, click here.

Growing SA 2018 Conference

Save the date for the Growing SA 2018 conference, Friday 14th of September 2018, in Hahndorf. The conference will give producers an opportunity to hear the latest policy developments, farm business advice and commodity research while providing a good opportunity for a yarn with some mates! Click here for more info.

Limestone Coast Scholarships

Educational scholarships are offered for secondary and tertiary students with links to the Limestone Coast through the Stand Like a Stone Foundation. If you'd like to know more, click here



Keeping in touch...

Don't hesitate to contact the Red Meat Cluster Project Coordinator Meg Bell on 0433 499 630 or if you have any queries or suggestions.


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