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Tim Whetstone, Member for Chaffey and Minister for Primary Industries has pledged his support behind the Riverland and States Livestock industry.

South Australia’s livestock industry is set to benefit from $3.7 million of industry funds delivered to strengthen market access, enhance animal health and assist disease surveillance and traceability.

This week, Mr Whetstone approved $3.12 million to support initiatives from the Sheep Industry Fund and $579,000 from the Cattle Industry Fund as recommended by the South Australian Sheep and Cattle advisory groups.

Mr Whetstone also said “South Australia’s cattle and sheep industries generated $4.1 billion in revenue in 2016–17 and make a significant contribution to the state’s economy".