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Tools and calculators

MLA provides a range of tools and calculators to assist red meat producers in making decisions in their businesses.

Cost of Production Calculators

Determine your Cost of Production (CoP) and compare your performance annually.

Animal Health and Nutrition Calculators
Feed Calculators
Pasture Tools and Calculators
  • Feed Budget and Rotation Planner

    Calculate stocking rates, pasture growth rates and stock rations then plan your grazing systems.

  • Pasture Improvement Calculator

    The costs and benefits of resowing pastures to livestock, soils and the environment.

  • Phosphorus Tool

    How to use soil testing information to plan fertiliser and livestock investments.

  • Pasture Trial Network

    This tool allows you to assess and compare the performance of more than 100 pasture varieties across the key pasture species for the red meat industry.

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Climatic Impact tools
  • FarmGas calculator

    The FarmGAS Scenario Tool is for farmers, researchers and advisors to investigate how different management practices might alter their greenhouse gas emissions profile.

Predictive Tools
  • RI Calculator

    The Refrigeration Index (RI) is an index for the log growth of E. coli. It predicts the expected growth of E. coli on meat from temperature and other data.

MSA Index Calculator

Producers can also use the mobile MSA Index calculator to guide decision making by predicting the impact of production changes on the MSA Index.