Australia - $20 Million CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork announced by Federal Minister

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, has announced funding of $100 million for world-class collaborative research and innovation under the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres.
Friday 10 December 2010 (7 years 5 months 12 days ago)
The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, has announced funding of $100 million for world-class collaborative research and innovation under the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres.

A $20 million CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork which will support our pork producers and regional Australia to maintain local production of high quality food at affordable prices, while improving pig welfare.

The CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) will revolutionise pork production systems to produce high quality pork for the same financial cost, while improving animal welfare by eliminating the need for confinement of sows, reducing antibiotic usage in production systems by 50%, providing world-class analysis systems, demonstrating human health benefits from pork consumption, reducing CO2 emissions, and delivering highly trained scientists and production staff capable of leading the industry forward for coming decades.

http://www.porkcrc.com.au/101209_CRC_announcement.pdf

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