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CRC extension ensures bright future for sheep industry

Friday 21st of February 2014

Sheep CRC Extension Application Successful!

Sheep producers can look to the future with confidence with news that the industry’s Cooperative Research Centre has secured funding for a further five years.

The Commonwealth Department of Industry has today announced that the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) has been successful in its extension application, with $15.5 million to be provided to support its activities from 2014 through to 2019.

That funding is being matched by a further $45m in cash and in-kind contributions from 35 industry and producer organisations covering the full length of the supply chain.

Sheepmeat Council of Australia board member and chair of the sheep industry’s extension application steering committee, Kate Joseph, said the commitments by the Commonwealth and the 35 industry groups would ensure the sheep industry would continue to operate at the cutting edge of research and technology.“

Media release source: Sheepmeat Council of Australia

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