Accelerated Adoption Initiative
Red meat livestock levy-payers can now access a wide range of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) products and services delivered directly to them at no cost following the commencement of the Accelerated Adoption Initiative.
The initiative – announced by MLA Managing Director Jason Strong at Red Meat 2019 in Tamworth – came into effect on 25 November 2019 and will operate until 30 June 2021.
How does it work?
Under the Accelerated Adoption Initiative, MLA will provide a temporary relief for costs incurred for the delivery of key products and services, from MLA, directly to red meat levy payers.
Note, this does not include the livestock transaction levy, which will remain unchanged.
Why has it been launched?
There is a unique opportunity for the red meat industry to deliver on the Red Meat Advisory Council’s ambitious 10-year vision of doubling the value of red meat sales.
MLA’s focus is to fast-track the adoption by producers of as many MLA tools as possible that deliver direct benefit to levy payers, as MLA looks to support the national recovery of the Red Meat supply chain and deliver transformational change.
The removal of financial barriers for producers to access MLA products and services is the first practical and immediate step identified by MLA to provide that direct support to producers.
What is included?
The following table contains information on the products and services included in the Accelerated Adoption Initiative. Note these are subject to change, with information to be added when new programs are included.
|MLA product & services||Yes = Temporary relief on fees (25/11/19-30/6/21)||No = Normal fees still apply (25/11/19-30/6/21)|
|Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) accreditation||Yes|
|LPA National Vendor Declarations (NVD) books||Yes|
|Offline LPA re-accreditation packs||Yes|
|LPA record keeping books||Yes|
|Bred Well Fed Well||Yes|
|Beef Up Forums||Yes|
|Meat Up Forums||Yes|
|PGS – Profitable Grazing Systems||No|
|MDC access fees||No|
|Red Meat handbooks||No|
|Saleyard fees (NLRS)||No|
|Sheep Genetics - membership and services||Yes|
Sheep Genetics fee for service charges
|Sheep Genetics Customised Index||No|
For more information:
MLA via email@example.com
Visit the Integrity Systems Company website or call the Integrity Systems Company Helpdesk 1800 683 111.