BIG boost for northern beef businesses

WA's northern pastoralists will have access to a new round of Business Improvement Grants (BIG) to boost their cattle operations.

Applications for round two are now open, building on the success of the original program which saw 48 pastoral businesses, including 12 indigenous businesses, benefit from the grants.

Under BIG Round 2, enterprises can apply for a reimbursement of up to $25,000, excluding GST, to carry out a business improvement review and develop a business plan, and assist with making business improvements.

BIG is an incentive program for commercial cattle producers in the Kimberley and Pilbara to increase their market competitiveness and growth, providing business advice and mentoring support.

Eligible existing participants of the first BIG program are also invited to apply for up to $3,000 for further annual reviews of their business performance and plans.

This will help drive ongoing business improvement and provide five years of benchmarking data to identify strengths and weaknesses within individual enterprises and across the industry.

For more information or to submit a grant application, visit http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/r4r/northern-beef-development-project. Applications close Friday, 10 August 2018.

Source: WA Government

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