Research challenges thinking on lamb survival

Research challenges thinking on lamb survival

At more than $219 million a year, neonatal lamb loss is a huge cost to sheep producers. An MLA-funded project will dig deeper into the causes of dystocia, which contributes to 50% of losses.

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New Annual Report just a click away

New Annual Report just a click away

Find out exactly how your red meat industry levies were invested last financial year in MLA’s Annual Report 2017–18, available in a new interactive online format for the first time.

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Numnuts nearly ready

Numnuts nearly ready

By mid-2019, producers could have access to Numnuts – a new tool to improve pain relief outcomes during sheep husbandry, developed with MLA funding.

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Investing in red meat's future

Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd (MLA) strives to be the recognised leader in delivering world-class research, development and marketing outcomes that benefit Australian cattle, sheep and goat producers.

Working in collaboration with the Australian Government and wider red meat industry, MLA's mission is to deliver value to levy payers by investing in initiatives that contribute to producer profitability, sustainability and global competitiveness.

The new regional consultation model gives producers direct input into MLA’s R&D priorities.

Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd (MLA) is a producer-owned, not-for-profit organisation that delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia's red meat industry.

Market Information

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About your levy

Click on the icons below to find out more about how MLA invests in research & development and marketing on behalf of producers. Funding comes from transaction levies paid on livestock sales, the Australian government and voluntary contributions from industry partners.

Grassfed cattle

MLA is investing $66.9m on behalf of grassfed cattle producers in 2018-19.

Grainfed Cattle

MLA is investing $14.7m on behalf of grainfed cattle producers in 2018-19.

Sheep

MLA is investing $47.3m on behalf of sheepmeat and lamb producers in 2018-19.

Goats

MLA is investing $1.2m on behalf of goat producers in 2018-19.

Supply Chain

MLA invested $39.8m on behalf of supply chain levy payers in 2018-19.

Latest Marketing Campaign

The new Spring Lamb marketing campaign ‘Too Easy’ has been developed to inspire people aged 18-44 years to eat lamb more often, by challenging the perception that lamb is hard to cook and not suitable for an everyday option.

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News

Meet the LMO: Richard Bailey
14 Nov 2018

Meet the LMO: Richard Bailey

Twenty-six Livestock Market Officers (LMOs) currently work across Australia as part of MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service. Covering more than 3,000 markets a year and thousands of kilometres between them, LMOs attend and report on up to 70 of the nation’s cattle, sheep and goat sales on a weekly basis.

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