Serving red meat and livestock producers

Fostering the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry.


Changes to MLA’s market reporting

Changes to MLA’s market reporting

There are changes to MLA’s market reporting, in response to MLA’s COVID-19 containment efforts. These changes include market reports arriving slightly later than usual, the unavailability of fat and muscle scores in reports and existing cattle and sheep indicators ceasing. These changes will remain in place until 27 April 2020, or until otherwise advised.

Changes to cattle and sheep indicators

Changes to cattle and sheep indicators

With MLA suspending its existing cattle and sheep indicators until at least 27 April 2020, a selection of comparable indicators (but distinct in specification) have been developed, portraying saleyard-driven price trends and movements across both the nation and individual states.

Growing demand for red meat in over 100 global markets

Contributing to producer profitability, sustainability and global competitiveness.

Driving innovation on and off-farm

Research, development & adoption

MLA invests in research, development and adoption projects with a wide range of partners including producer groups and research organisations.

Extension, training & tools

MLA supports extension and training opportunities with events and practical information, tools and calculators to assist producer decision making.

Research priorities - get involved

MLA’s regional consultation process empowers producers to directly influence the on-farm research areas their levies are invested in.

Investing in world-class research, development and marketing


MLA is investing $66.9m on behalf of grassfed cattle producers.


MLA is investing $14.7m on behalf of grainfed cattle producers.


MLA is investing $47.3m on behalf of sheepmeat & lamb producers.


MLA is investing $1.2m on behalf of goat producers.

Providing tailored services and solutions


The Australian livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program.


Australia’s world-leading system for the identification and traceability of livestock.


Improving the eating quality and consistency of beef and sheepmeat.

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