Levy and charge revenue can be directed to biosecurity preparedness and emergency plant pest and animal disease responses, residue testing, marketing and research and development. It is the decision of a primary industry to determine the proportion of how a levy or charge is directed to each of these activities.
AgriFutures Australia receives the research and development (R&D) levy allocation to invest in line with the industry objectives of the respective program’s Strategic Plan. The Levy is collected and distributed via the Department of Agriculture. For more information, visit the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment website.
AgriFutures Australia also receives Commonwealth matching funding based on 0.5% of the aggregate GVP of all AgriFutures Australia’s levied industries (Arena 3) or half of AgriFutures Australia’s eligible expenditure – whichever is the lesser. This includes expenditure in non-levied industries Arenas 1, 2 and 4 irrespective of their funding source.
AgriFutures Australia’s Board allocates the Commonwealth matching funding to each levied industry program. The respective programs will receive 50c per dollar of eligible expenditure (subject to availability of Commonwealth matching funding).
The total program budget comprises of the R&D levy allocation, Commonwealth matching funding (allocated by the AgriFutures Australia Board) and third party contributions (where appropriate).
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Feed Mill Biosecurity guidelines
The Feed Mill Biosecurity guidelines have been developed based on information provided by industry and in conjunction with the Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia and the Feed Safe® Feed Mill Hygiene Guidelines.
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Drivers for Innovation in the Poultry Industry
Jessica Pitkin's study found that despite vast amounts of new technology and modern practices available to the poultry industry to improve productivity, shedding efficiency and animal welfare outcomes, the adoption rate of these technologies across Australia and worldwide is generally low.Download
Beak to Beak Audio Recordings
Beak to Beak audio recordings bring you the latest research insights that you can listen to on the move. The recordings give you an overview of research projects including implications and findings and keep you up to date with the latest program developments.Listen now
Biosecurity on farms during research
Become biosecurity aware when undertaking research – remember you are at the forefront of good biosecurity practice.Download
An initiative of the Poultry CRC in Australia, PoultryHub was developed to share information about commercial poultry production. Students and educators from Australia and around the world are using PoultryHub to learn about poultry and poultry production, stimulating interest in poultry science and hopefully dispelling myths and misconceptions surrounding poultry production.Read more
Solar PV assessment tool for chicken farmers
A simple self-assessment tool to assist Australian meat chicken growers make a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of solar PV for their farms; a companion tool to the publication “Solar guidelines for Australian meat chicken growers".Download
Tunnel Ventilation Fan Comparison Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet allows growers to input information specific to their farm circumstances and helps them to identify the most efficient and cheapest fan for their situation. This is a companion tool to the publication “Review of fan efficiency in meat chicken sheds”.Download
Ventilation Fan Cost Calculation Spreadsheet
A tool to assist growers to calculate the potential energy and cost savings of replacing fans in their own situation. This tools supports the publication “How to reduce costs and energy by replacing inefficient ventilation fans on meat chicken sheds”.Download
Spreadsheet: Minimum Ventilation for Poultry House Moisture Management
Before opening the “min vent and poultry house tightness calculator - metric (v1.0 beta)” file you must first open the “Poultrypschfunctions” file.Download