In addition to contributing to Australia’s economy, they provide alternative enterprises and in some cases, tourism and eco-benefits. Some could grow into major industries.
This Animal Industries Five Year RD&E Plan is the distillation of a significant effort to identify the salient opportunities to support new, developing and maturing animal industries through targeted research, development and extension (RD&E).
The profitability, productivity and sustainability of rural industries is RIRDC’s core business, and the Corporation works with its portfolio industries to invest in their priority RD&E needs. RIRDC fosters strong relationships with industry partners, including the new and developing animal industries described in this Plan.