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Red Meat Research & Development SA

All researchers are invited to register on the new RMRDSA online system. If you want to submit a Proposal or a Protocol you are welcome to submit these via the online system for the next committee meeting.

Welcome to the website of the Red Meat Research and Development South Africa or the RMRD SA.
If you are interested in the latest research on Red Meat or wish to apply for funding for a research project within the Red Meat industry in South Africa, then you have come to the right place

This website is aimed at:
  • FIRSTLY South African researchers interested in applying for funding from the RMRD SA and,
  • SECONDLY to the wider industry to obtain information about research done in South Africa on red meat.
Over the years many varied projects have been launched which are of great value to the industry. If you are interested in current research projects or recent research or literature studies then go to the Projects Section for a list of the recent projects or otherwise refer to the Projects history for reports, popular and scientific articles and more listed for each project.

All the information about the Application process, the Forms and Guidelines on completing the application for Funding are all available here. How the selection and approval process works is described on this website, read about it here in the section about Funding process.
Research proposals and protocols are evaluated and prioritized, according to Research Focus Areas, by either of the two planning committees:
  • Red Meat Research and Development South Africa Cattle and Small Stock

  • Red Meat Research and Development South Africa Pork

The RMRD SA planning committees in turn recommends projects for funding to the Project Committee who gives the final go-ahead for funding. The process of approval may take up to 4 months if all runs smoothly. In some cases this may take longer depending on whether changes are requested to the proposal. 

A ll the committees are compiled from representatives of the relevant industries and from researchers nominated representing the recognized research institutions and universities. Subject Working Groups (SWGs) one per Research Focus Area, support the Planning committees in decision making and evaluation all through the lifetime of a project. The SWGs consists of specialists in their own respective field who are best qualified to perform this important task. To understand how all these elements fit together, and who are on the committees look at this section Research Structures.

Please contact us if you cannot find the information you require. Alternatively, for more information about the industry and links to our industry partners visit our page on the Red Meat Industry website

Please note it is a prerequisite that the research must be applicable to the red meat industry. There are many other organisations who provide funding for non red meat industry research.


Cattle & Small Stock Focus Areas