The Pastures and Livestock Productivity Project is seeking to improve pasture quality and quantity as a basis for increasing livestock production in Tasmania.
Red meat is a significant contributor to the State economy accounting for about 20 per cent of the gross value of agricultural production.
The Project seeks to develop an understanding of producers’ knowledge of pastures and using this to develop and deliver an extension program to help producers to understand and adopt pasture management technologies.
Increasing on farm production of meat cattle and sheep can contribute to the post farm gate processing sector.
The Project complements the Crop and Pasture Seed Industry Plan and the industry-led Red Meat Plan which both recognise the importance of pastures in red meat production.
The Project consists of three phases:
- social research
- development of an extension model
- delivery of the extension model over at least the three following years
$690,000 over three years will be allocated to the Project.
Funding has been allocated from the State Government’s Cultivating Prosperity Fund, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
Phase 1: Expressions of interest for social research component
A Request for Quote process is currently open to conduct the social research which identified knowledge gaps for establishing and maintain perennial pastures, as well as barriers to implementing knowledge and technologies.
What you need to know:
The selection process will be two phased. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted to provide more detail for the methodology.
Quotations must be received within the date and time specified. The email line must state the:
• Procurement number
• Procurement title
• Name of the business submitting the quotation.