Stakes Getting Higher for Pork CRC
Officially opening the 3rd annual stakeholders’ meeting of the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork in Melbourne on Monday, November 17, Chairman, Dennis Mutton, told a 75 strong audience of researchers, students, producers and Pork CRC participants that the future for pork R&D was strong.
“Having said that, we are looking to our researchers and participants to help us define that future.
“Now in year four of operation and with our sixth investment round to come in the 15/16 financial year, the Pork CRC encourages all involved to look at game changers to improve the industry’s sustainability and grow intellectual property so that we can successfully transition beyond this CRC in 18/19. The job is not yet done and we need to maintain energy and focus in this CRC.”
Pork CRC CEO, Dr Roger Campbell, commended students and researchers, in particular, for their efforts in the past year and emphasised the valuable contributions of Australian and international collaborators, especially Pork CRC’s suite of participants who commit cash and in-kind contributions.
“There’s no doubt research is alive and well across Australia and it has a very bright future.
“Our very successful education program is public proof of that, with undergraduates and post graduates working within all our programs, plus we have a very successful industry placement program and an enviable hit rate with post-study employment for students we’ve supported.”