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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2008-09
International Network Knowledge Innovation Marketing Wool Production Sheep Technologies Corporate Communications - - 596 - 2,876 720 768 4,960 Innovation Skills (supporting RRDP) - - 12.0% - 58.0% 14.5% 15.5% 100% - - 1,400 - 2,129 1,284 768 5,581 Frontier Technologies for Building and Transforming Australian Industries Technology (supporting RRDP) - - 25.1% - 38.1% 23.0% 13.8% 100% 5,119 - 1,400 1,713 5,034 1,284 1,135 15,685 Productivity and Adding Value 32.6% - 8.9% 10.9% 32.1% 8.2% 7.2% 100% 20,476 1,081 580 6,851 733 310 1,549 31,580 Promoting and Maintaining Good Health (including strengthening Australia's social & economic fabric) Supply Chain and Markets 64.9% 3.4% 1.8% 21.7% 2.3% 1.0% 4.9% 100% - 155 - - 2,445 - - 2,600 Natural Resource Management - 6.0% - - 94.0% - - 100% - 76 - - 432 - - 508 An Environmentally Sustainable Australia Climate Variability and Climate Change - 15.0% - - 85.0% - - 100% - - - - 733 - - 733 Safeguarding Australia Biosecurity - - - - 100% - - 100% Note: allocations are approximate; figures may not total due to rounding. The costs of the Corporate Services program have not been included. R&D operational report 2008/09 AWI's 2008/09 Operating Plan included the following R&D initiatives: • Husbandry and Management Systems for Flystrike Prevention; • Productive and Easy to Manage Sheep; • Easier Wool Harvesting and Enhanced Wool Quality to Meet Customer Needs; • Ethical and Environmentally Sustainable Wool; and • Increased Woolgrower Pride and Profit through the Adoption of Innovation. Activities undertaken and progress made in 2008/09 were as follows: Flystrike prevention Activity Progress in 2008/09 Breeding for breech flystrike resistance. • Newsletters were produced and field days held. • There was assistance into the technical development of visual Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs). National Mulesing Assurance Program. • Training program conducted across Australia for accreditation of mulesing operators. Assist development of pain relief product in partnership with commercial operators. • The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is reviewing its policies which hopefully will streamline the process to get new products on the market while continuing to safeguard consumers. Clip R&D. • Trials conducted. Clips were subsequently made commercially available by Leader Products. REPORT OF OPERATIONS -- R&D
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