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Western EP Landowners Sign Up to Harvest Kangaroos


The state government is addressing the environmental issue of the high population of kangaroos in the western Eyre Peninsula by dedicating an additional $25,000 income to drought-affected farmers through the pilot program.

The three-month program run by various organisations, Livestock SA, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), the Department of Environment and Water (DEW) and Macro Meats aims to increase landholder involvement in kangaroo harvesting.

Up to 10 landholders who have been affected by kangaroo numbers have expressed interest in becoming licenced kangaroo field processors and will gain the support they need.

Livestock SA President Joe Keynes, said “Macro Meats will also provide mentoring to participating landholders along with information and demonstration sessions so they can undertake the mandatory training and establish their field processing operations. 

Any local Landholders interested in taking part in the trial can contact Livestock SA on 08 8297 2299 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..