Funds to boost pasture, stock
A $690,000 three-year project to improve the quality and quantity of pastures and increase livestock production was launched yesterday.
The Pastures and Livestock Productivity Project aims to utilise farmer knowledge to develop a program to improve pasture management including the use of technology.
The State Government with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture is contributing $490,000 to the project, while the Federal Government has provided $200,000.
Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries Jeremy Rockliff said red meat production was an important contributor to the Tasmanian economy, accounting for a fifth of total agricultural production.
The project will consist of social research, developing an extension model and delivery.