The SA Pig Industry Fund (PIF) was established to raise funds to be used to benefit the South Australian pig industry. Contributions to the Fund are payable by pig owners in SA, whether the pigs are sold in SA or other states. Pig owners pay $0.20 per head to the Fund when a pig is sold for $20.00 or more for slaughter, fattening and/or breeding.
Contributions to the Fund are collected on behalf of pig owners in the State and forwarded to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development.
The Minister is the Administrator of the Fund. Pork SA makes recommendations to the Minister on how the Fund is spent.
More information on the Fund can be found on PIRSA’s website:
Accessing the Fund
Pork SA is inviting project funding applications from industry organisations and groups for projects that will commence on 1 July 2019.
Current priority areas are:
- development of labour saving approaches to piggery activities;
- improvement of utility usage efficiencies on farm (electricity, gas, water);
- increasing community awareness of the pig industry and its local benefits;
- providing opportunities to increase the capability of people working in the pig industry; and
- enhancement of Safework practices and Workplace Health and Safety appreciation on farms.
Project Application Guidelines are available here.
- Applications open 18 March 2019
- Applications close 26 April 2019
Apply for Project Funding