Sheep Producers Australia works daily to ensure a productive, profitable and sustainable industry. This is achieved through SPA’s policy committees and the SPA board and working with members, service providers, government and many other partners. Sheep Producers Australia is the voice on issues that affect sheep production businesses. SPA does this through advocating for better business outcomes, monitoring investment of producer levies and improving information flow up and down the value chain. Sheep Producers Australia is the custodian of the Sheep Industry Strategic Plan (SISP), the blueprint for the industry’s future. This is delivered through consultation with industry and government to ensure levy investment is clearly directed and producers’ best interests are met through the provision of RD&E, services, programs and marketing.
SPA’s vision is, “As the national body representing Australian sheep producers, SPA is trusted and respected by industry and government and is an organisation with which producers want to connect”. SPA’s mission is, “As a well-resourced and professional organisation, SPA provides reputable strategic and high level technical advice on behalf of sheep producers to government and industry service providers in order to position the Australian sheep industry for future success”. Sheep Producers Australia supports the sheep and live export industries and is the Prescribed Body for the sheep industry in Australia within the Red Meat Industry MoU under the Australian Meat and Livestock Industry Act. SPA has a legislative responsibility under the AMALI Act to recommend sheep and lamb levy rates to the Australian Government and provides policy recommendations to the Federal Minister for Agriculture.
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