Funding Announced For Western Australia Dairy Industry RD &E

Funding Announced For Western Australia Dairy Industry RD &E

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan

Funding Boost For Western Dairy To ‘Moove’ Industry Forward

Victor P Taffa

  • $200,000 provided to Western Dairy to strengthen and grow the Western Australia dairy industry
  • Funding to attract co-investment in dairy research and development to capture milk processing and export opportunities

McGowan Government is backing the Western Australian dairy industry, providing $200,000 to assist the industry to strengthen and grow.

“This funding will give our dairy farmers access to targeted technical and scientific support to continue adapting to the ongoing demands of the milk market.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.

“We’re seeing positive developments in the Western Australia dairy industry in the milk processing and export sectors, and it is important that industry is able to capitalise on these and other opportunities.”

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan today announced the new funding to support local research and development over the next 2 years.

Investment will enable Western Dairy, industry’s independent research and development arm, to build on its achievements since its inception 3 years ago.

Organisation has successfully established the WA RD&E Hub to focus on local production challenges and opportunities, guided by industry.

State Government’s contribution will enable Western Dairy to attract co-investment from industry partners to add value to projects that increase profitability and build a long-term sustainable industry.

 

Abbreviations:

WA RD&E     Western Australia Research, Development and Extension