Israel Dairy Board Research – Fund (DBRF), policy and procedur
The goal of DBRF:
To support original research on the topics relevant to the well being of:
Dairy and Beef producers, life stock itself and consumers.
The nature of the supported research projects are defined entirely as applied research ones, which centered mostly on the major problems unique to the region.
Animal Health and Welfare
Reproduction and fertility
Beef cattle unique problems
Udder Health and Milk Quality
Small Ruminants: Unique problems
Annual budget in total is approx.4,000,000 INS, Supporting around 60 research projects.
The research senior steering committee which govern the Dairy Board Research grants, issue a call for proposals emphasizing certain topics, annually.
Most of the research proposals are initiated by the scientists.
Nevertheless, occasionally some are initiated by the research senior steering committee.
Senior Research Steering Committee
Comprised of 11 members representing the dairy milk producers (3) milk industry (2) scientists (3) governmental extension services (2) and Israel dairy Board (2).