Agrifutures Australia (formerly RIRDC), 2017
Following on from the 10-year R&D plan, in May 2017: AgriKnowledge invited Australian camel dairy operators to listen to prominent international and domestic speakers, with experience in camel production, breeding and dairy management. The talks ran over two days, and included problem-solving discussion to establish direction for the growing Australian camel dairy industry.
Agrifutures Australia, 2016
The Australian camel milk industry is now emerging as the demand for the product is increasing, largely for cultural and nutraceutical markets. However, with limited resources to assist in the development of the industry, and Research and Development (R&D) Plan is required to identify industry priorities for research, and guide where the limited resources should go. This development of this plan was achieved through industry-wide consultation from within Australia and with selected international camel milk producers. On-site camel dairy visits and discussion were also undertaken.
Northern Territory and South Australian Governments, 2015-16
This study analysed the scale and specific product demand of current and anticipated domestic and international marketplaces for Australian camel meat. Cost and revenue streams for each stage along the supply chain were identified and analysed for both feral and farmed camels. We modelled wild camel harvesting operations over a large area of inland Australia, and investigated a transition to farming. The issues facing existing and new abattoirs were also assessed. The study incorporated a number of workshops and one-on-one discussions, and was supported by desktop research and intensive data analysis and modelling.
Report found here.
Scoping Study for Meat and Livestock Australia, 2014
This study identified potential technologies and commercially available products that have the capacity to detect and locate shy feeders and ill health in a feedlot environment. The study included technologies and products from cattle-related backgrounds, for other agricultural and livestock fields, and from areas completely unrelated, including those developed for the monitoring of humans. On-site visits to feedlots were undertaken, and input was sought from feedlot managers and staff, veterinarians that consult in the industry, and product manufacturers and retailers.