beef trust

Tasmanian Beef Industry (Research & Development) Trust

The Tasmanian Beef Industry (R&D) Trust was established by an Act of Parliament on 11 July 1990 to provide that the unexpended balance of money contributed by Tasmanian beef producers for testing of carcases for chemical residues might be used for purposes of research and development in the beef industry.

The Trust is operated by three Trustees appointed by the State Minister responsible for Primary Industry.  The Trust annually calls for applications for funding of projects that fall within the objects of the Trust.  These objects, which form the terms of reference, are:

To encourage and promote systematic experimentation or analysis in any field of science, technology or economics carried out for the purpose of:

a) acquiring knowledge that may be of use for the purpose of improving any aspect of the production, processing, storage, transport or marketing of beef or cattle; or
b) applying knowledge from any such purpose; or
c) the training of persons to carry out research and development in respect of beef or cattle; or
d) the dissemination of information, or the provision or advice and assistance to persons who, or organisations that are engaged in any aspect of the production, processing, storage, transport or marketing of beef or cattle for the purpose of encouraging those persons or organisations to follow practices, or to adopt technical developments, designed or adapted to improve the operation or efficiency of that aspect of production, processing, storage, transport or marketing of beef or cattle; or
e) the publication of reports, periodicals, books or papers containing information that is related to research and development in respect of beef or cattle; or
f) further an activity incidental to a purpose referred to in the above points - a) to e)

Beef Trust is taking applications now until 8 August, 2016.

Funds are available for worthwhile projects that may assist the future development of the Tasmanian beef industry.  The Trust undertakes an annual expressions of interest process whereby anyone can apply, for example – producers, scientists, processors, transporters – with the aim to assist those involved in the industry to investigate opportunities that would ultimately be of benefit to the Tasmanian beef industry.  Use the link to download the application form.


Beef Trust Application Form


Completed application forms can be submitted by the following means:
• emailing reception@tfga.com.au;
• writing to The Chairman, Tasmanian Beef Industry (R&D) Trust, PO Box 881, Launceston Tas 7250.

For further information contact Nick Steel on 6332 1800.