Research Community Helps Kickstart New Pork CRC

by 5m Editor
17 August 2011, at 9:47am

AUSTRALIA - Applications for the 2011-2012 inaugural funding round for research projects with the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork are in and early indications are that the research community and industry has embraced the opportunity to help drive the agenda.

Pork CRC CEO, Dr Roger Campbell, thanked all applicants and said the breadth and quality of proposals appeared promising, although they were yet to be analysed in depth, as final submissions only closed on 15 August.

Funding recommendations by the Pork CRC’s Expert Scientific Groups are due to be made by 5 September, with successful projects then put before the Pork CRC’s Research and Development Committee by 19 September.

The Pork CRC will then review and ratify the recommendations in mid-October, before advising successful applicants by the end of that month.

"We also received a good response to our call for submissions for shorter term projects that represent genuine innovation that we hope will result in system changing outcomes for the Australian industry," Dr Campbell said.

The four Programmes in the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork are:

  1. Confinement free sow and piglet management
  2. Health management
  3. Healthy pork consumption
  4. Carbon-conscious nutrient inputs and outputs
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