Strategic Planning & Writing for the AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program RD&E Plan 2022-23 to 2027-28


This project will deliver an AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program Strategic RD&E Plan 2022-23 to 2027-28. The plan will include a review of the state of the industry, an overarching Program goal, RD&E priorities, and budget allocations across priorities. Priorities must consider research with an immediate payback and long-term transformational research. The project will consider immediate research priorities, priorities that address future issues, and how future thinking and innovation could lead to a transformational change in the thoroughbred industry. The plan will be documented in the relevant AgriFutures template.


The new strategic plan be informed by the existing plan, future RD&E priorities noted during consultation for the mid-term review and seek verification and augmentation of strategic direction via stakeholder comment on a short discussion paper. Use of a discussion paper to distil and communicate preliminary RD&E plan content will provide stakeholders with a solid foundation to build on while minimising the imposition on industry during the busy breeding season. Stakeholder to be contacted will be agreed with AgriFutures prior to project consultation.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

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Project Start Date

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Project Completion Date

Sunday, August 28, 2022

National Priority

HOR-Promote education, training and communication for the horse industry