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 research and demonstration trials.
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.
PDS projects enable producer groups to partner with research organisations and focus specifically on trialling MLA supported R&D or addressing key research.
Who can undertake a Producer Demonstration Site project?
PDS projects are aimed at groups of producers and supporting organisations such as State Departments of Primary Industry, Departments of Natural Resources, CSIRO, Universities and private consultants.
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 email@example.com 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.
Northern and southern beef
Phone: (07) 3620 5237
|Lamb and sheepmeat
Phone: (02) 9463 9235