MLA offers a range of funding opportunities for red meat producers interested in participating in initiatives and events that accelerate the adoption of R&D outputs and promote sustainability and competitiveness in the on-farm sector. 

Producer demonstration sites

MLA's Producer demonstration sites (PDS) form part of MLA's producer research support initiative. Funding is available for groups of producers keen to be actively involved in on-farm demonstration trials of MLA supported R&D or addressing key research.

The purpose of PDS projects is to support groups of livestock producers and extension staff to demonstrate, develop and adopt priority research technologies and findings. In addition, the projects aim to shorten the time lag between technological innovation and on-farm use by producers.

Who can undertake a Producer Demonstration Site project?

PDS projects are aimed at groups of producers, supported by a suitably skilled facilitator.

Funding support is available for producer groups involved in northern beef, southern beef, lamb and sheepmeat and goat production.

How to apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.  Preliminary applications should be submitted a minimum of twelve weeks prior to the intended commencement of the project to enable project proposal review and, if successful, contracting prior to commencement.

1. Download a copy of the relevant PDS guidelines.

2. Establish a producer group and support organisation partnership with a common purpose.

3. Prepare an application using the relevant PDS application form.

4. Submit the final PDS application to MLA at for evaluation, approval and contracting.

Producer Demonstration Site project reporting

All PDS projects are required to report on the progress quarterly, and to submit a final report when the project is complete.

More information

Renelle Jeffrey
Phone: (02) 9463 9235


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