About MLA

MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry.

We do this by:

  • delivering research and development that contributes to producer profitability, sustainability and global competitiveness.
  • growing demand for red meat in Australia and overseas

MLA is a public company limited by guarantee. 

MLA is the declared industry marketing body and the industry research body under sections 60(1) and 60(2) of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997.

Funding comes from transaction levies paid on livestock sales, the Australian government and voluntary contributions from industry partners.

MLA is a service provider to the red meat industry, not an industry representative body or lobby group.

Learn how producer levies are collected and invested.