The goal of the Thoroughbred Horses Program is to invest in research, development and extension (RD&E) that improves the sustainability, productivity, and competitiveness of the Australian thoroughbred industry.
The draft Plan focuses on five priorities for investment:
- Enhanced thoroughbred horse welfare, human safety, and environmental sustainability
- Improved thoroughbred horse breeding efficiency
- Reduced incidence and impact of disease and parasites on thoroughbred horses
- Industry career pathways are developed, research findings have appropriate extension tools and Program outputs are communicated, and
- The industry’s economic contribution is well understood and there are initiatives in place to promote awareness, and effective management of the Program.
Program Manager Annelies McGaw explained that feedback on the draft Plan will ensure the priorities are shaped to address the current and emerging demands facing the thoroughbred horse industry.
“Industry consultation is about providing our stakeholders with an opportunity to influence and collaborate on the future of RD&E for the industry”.
“By creating this feedback loop through the consultation process we are ensuring that the industry and its people are at the centre of what we do”, said Annelies.
Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft Plan, and can email comments to Thoroughbred Horses Program Coordinator, Kirsty Williams at email@example.com.
The industry consultation period is open with feedback due on Monday, 10 October 2022 by 5pm (AEDT).Read the AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program RD&E Plan (2022-2027)