AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program 2022 RD&E Snapshot

  • 100 pages

  • Published: 15 Aug 2022

  • Author(s): AgriFutures Australia

  • ISBN: 978-1-76053-245-1

Share this content
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • email
  • Download report PDF

  • Purchase a hard copy - AUD $60

Regional communities and the broader Australian economy depend on profitable farms and rural industries. We know there is a clear link between economic prosperity and our capacity for innovation and uptake of new technology. Rural industries that are well-placed to adopt new ideas and use technology to create productivity benefits establish their competitive advantage and are structured for sustainable growth.

It’s within this context that AgriFutures Australia invests in research, innovation and learning initiatives that enhance the profitability and sustainability of our agricultural sector. AgriFutures Australia supports rural industries that do not have an industry-specific Research and Development Corporation (RDC) with a research and development (R&D) investment.

One of these is the thoroughbred horse industry. The AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program invests in RD&E that improves the sustainability, productivity and competitiveness of the Australian thoroughbred industry. And in this AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program 2022 RD&E Snapshot, we highlight the diversity of research projects both completed in the past 12 months and currently underway that are contributing to industry enhancement.

The profitability, productivity and sustainability of rural industries is AgriFutures Australia’s core business, and the organisation works with its portfolio industries to invest in their priority RD&E needs. AgriFutures Australia fosters strong relationships with industry partners, including in the thoroughbred horses industry, to ensure RD&E investment leads to practical knowledge and innovation that can be adopted by industry members.