AgriFutures Goat Fibre Program Strategic RD&E Plan (2021-2026)
The AgriFutures Goat Fibre Strategic R&D Plan 2021-2026 has been developed in consultation with the Australian mohair and cashmere goat fibre industries as a roadmap...
Published: 26 Feb 2018
Author(s): McGregor, B.A.
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Australia’s rural industries make a fundamental contribution to the Australian economy and way of life. In addition to the major industries, numerous new and emerging rural industries bring opportunity, diversity and resilience to rural Australia. The long-term sustainability of the rare natural animal fibre industries is of considerable importance both to the production industries and for economic and social benefits generated by value-adding processing of rare animal fibres in Australia. As these are new industries in Australia, there is substantial scope to improve production efficiency, fibre quality and value adding of these fibres.
To assist the development of these new industries this project focussed on two main issues:
1. To assist the local rare animal fibre industries in the key area of efficient cost-effective fibre processing; and
2. To improve knowledge outputs and the knowledge base of industries.