A focus on the relevance of fodder and the broader pasture industry to the Dairy


Prepare a series of briefing papers which will assist RIRDC in their determination of their future role and activity in the fodder and the broader pasture industry.


Export Fodder

Research Organisation

SGA Solutions Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

i. Provide a strategic overview of the role and value generated from pastures to the Australian dairy industry with a focus on the key drivers for the use of pastures, the segments into which pastures can be classified ( i.e. grazing, irrigated, forage, fodder etc) and the economic impact of pastures on the dairy industry. ii. Undertake a strategic review of the RIRDC Project PRJ002286: Gap analysis and implementation program for research in the Australian fodder industry Report, identifying the implications and opportunities in relation to the future role of RIRDC in consolidating the various pasture industry sectors within the proposed restructure of Pastures Australia. iii. Provide an overview of the proposed Dairy Futures CRC identifying the potential linkages and synergies which may exist with RIRDC and pastures Australia.

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Project Start Date

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

FCR-Animal Nutrition research