Funding available for small projects looking to benefit livestock industry

Funding available for small projects looking to benefit livestock industry

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Farming groups and sheep and cattle industry researchers across the state are being invited to apply for small project funding of up to $10,000, for projects which will provide benefits to the state's livestock industry.

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Farming groups and sheep and cattle industry researchers across the state are being invited to apply for small project funding of up to $10,000, for projects which will provide benefits to the state's livestock industry.

Projects are to be delivered within the 2020-21 financial year with project funding to be drawn from the SA Sheep and Cattle Industry Fund.

Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds executive officer Tom Cosentino said projects demonstrating funding co-contributions and collaborators with other programs or initiatives would be encouraged.

Applications must involve project concepts which will benefit the sheep and cattle industries and align with the fund investment priorities.

"For the cattle industry, the target areas for the current round of funding are efficient and sustainable production and business management and skills development," Mr Cosentino said.

"For the sheep industry, the investment priorities are animal health, traceability, predator control, advocacy and industry development."

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All applications will be assessed on various criteria and project concepts must benefit the SA sheep and cattle industries and align with the fund investment priorities. Further details are outlined on the PIRSA website.

This call for small project funding applications follows the approval of more than $5 million from the Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds to support industry initiatives by the state government in August this year.

"The governance arrangement for the funds continues to provide the livestock industry with more ownership over the projects funded," Mr Consentino said.

The Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds are established under the Primary Industry Funding Schemes Act 1998.

Project applications are due by Monday, November 30, and may be posted to Tom Cosentino at the Livestock SA office or emailed to EO@livestocksa.org.au.

For more information on the funding for sheep projects, click here, or for cattle projects, click here.

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