Research programs and projects
MLA invests in on-farm and off-farm R&D relevant to the cattle, sheep and goat sectors of the red meat industry. The aim is to boost the productivity and sustainability of the red meat supply chain.
View a list of completed MLA R&D projects 2011-12
MLA's on-farm R&D projects cover a range of topics including:
- Grazing management
- Animal health and welfare
- Feedlot management
- Meat quality
- Genetics for improved efficiency
- Environmental management
MLA has developed a five-year strategic plan. The plan provides the framework for how and where producer levies and Australian Government funds will be invested in livestock production R&D.
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MLA's off-farm R&D activity includes:
- Environmental sustainability
- New product development
- Occupational health and safety
- Education and training
- Processing technologies
- Food safety
Find out more about MLA's off-farm R&D and search off-farm research project reports on the Red Meat Innovation website.
MLA has funded a wide range of nutrition research projects aligned with the Australian Government's national and rural research priorities to promote good health and well-being for all Australians. These research projects are listed on the Main Meal website.
MLA R&D is aligned with the Australian Government's national and rural research priorities. Where appropriate, MLA collaborates with government, the red meat industry, including the Southern Australia Meat Research Committee (SAMRC) and the North Australia Beef Research Council (NABRC), and other research organisations to avoid research duplication and ensure joint approaches to common problems. MLA's off-farm R&D involves working closely with the Australian Meat Processor Corporation.
Can't find a final report for a completed MLA R&D project? Contact MLA for further assistance.
MLA acknowledges the matching funds provided by the Australian Government to support its research and development portfolio.