Carr Drives CRC Pork into the future

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Australia’s pork industry has welcomed the announcement by Federal Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr, that the Pork Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will be funded for a further eight years. Pork is a major player in Australia, and has an annual farm-gate value of $1 billion, contributes $3 billion annually to the national economy and generates approximately 8000 jobs.
Four new research programs have been set up to meet the needs and expectations of consumers, with healthier pork consumption, pig welfare and carbon-conscious business models the main focus.
“We are also very grateful to the Pork CRC’s 40 participants, all of whom I thank for their enthusiasm and support, and their commitment of $18 million in cash and $94 million in-kind over the eight years, commencing July 1, 2011,” Dr Keniry said.
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