THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF ANIMAL HEALTH PRODUCTS TO AUSTRALIA’S LIVESTOCK INDUSTRIES
Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting to estimate the contribution animal medicines make to seven key Australian agricultural industries (cattle, dairy, pigs, sheep (meat and wool) and chicken (meat and eggs).
The report confirms that animal medicines:
- contribute $2,668 million to the Australian economy;
- support 9,898 jobs; and
- generate more than $578 million in wages.
Animal health products play a critical role in protecting and maintaining the health of animals within our care. This in turn supports businesses and communities that rely on livestock industries. AMA and our members look forward to continuing to provide innovative, effective and practical solutions to Australian animal health.
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One Health is a global concept which forges collaboration between human and animal health, to achieve better health for people, animals and the environment. Thanks to animal vaccinations, medicines and other health products, we and our animals are protected against many diseases, including some that are life-threatening, meaning better health and welfare for everyone.