New, developing and maturing animal industries play an important part in the Australian agricultural landscape. 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.