a. Your company must have a transparent business plan and breeding model that has a reasonable chance of success, and which can be scaled up / expanded;
b. Be in a location that allows for a reasonable chance of success, through access to feed, to a market, and technical support;
c. Be able to show commitment at the highest levels, be well resourced, and have the capability to co-invest in the project. Examples of capability include sufficient land to start up quickly, and scale up, the ability to purchase breeding heifers and bulls, build cattle-handling facilities, and purchase other necessary infrastructure to manage a sizeable cattle herd;
d. A willingness to share data, information and lessons learnt with IACCB and ultimately other interested investors to ensure successful pilots can be replicated and taken to scale; and
e. Willingness to sign a Partnership Agreement with IACCB, and follow the rules of engagement,
which will include the need to manage the cattle in accordance with international animal welfare standards, provide every means possible to ensure pilot success, and follow the monitoring and evaluation plan stipulated by the IACCB team.