Increasing efficiency and productivity in beef production
Improved performance or product quality at farm level and assurance that feedlots will remain a viable and sustainable pathway to market for producers.
High adoption of information and tools, and strong participation in extension activities, are enabling a large proportion of beef producers and lot feeders to apply R&D outputs to their livestock operations.
The $98 million invested by MLA between 2000 and 2007 has contributed to improved on-farm productivity, product quality and feedlot sustainability, generating an additional $374 million in industry value.
- An evaluation of MLA's beef on-farm programs, CIE 2009
- Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, 2007, Australian Beef 07.1
- Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, 2008a,Productivity Growth, Australian Commodities, Vol 15 No 1, March 2008
- Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, 2008b, Total Factor Productivity in the Beef Cattle and Slaughter Lamb Industries
- Agtrans 2008a, Economic evaluation of MLA Northern Beef RD&E Investment for 2000/2001 to 2007/08
- Agtrans 2008b, Economic evaluation of MLA Southern Beef RD&E Investment for 2000/2001 to 2007/08
- Agtrans 2008c, Economic evaluation of MLA Feedlot Investment 2001-2006
- Mullen, J., 2007, Productivity Growth and the Returns from Public Investment in R&D in Australian Agriculture
- Harris, J & Ryce, C 2005, Outcomes of MLA's livestock production research and development
- Banks, Dr R. 2008, MLA
- Hooper et al, 2007
- Beef CRC Annual Report 2004
- Beef CRC Annual Report 2008
- Axiom Research 2007 MLA Awareness Adoption KPI evaluation
- Axiom Research 2008 MLA Awareness Practice change survey
- Price, R 2008, G&G Program Report
- MLA 2008, Economic Evaluation of Lamb Production RD&E investment 1990/91 - 2007/08
- Viv Read and Associates and Advanced Choice Economics Pty Ltd 2008, Grain & Graze Program Evaluation (Summary Report ) Version 3, October 2008
- Clarke & Golding P/S 2004, Project AHW.026 Calf Scours in Southern Australia - A review of the impact of calf scours on beef enterprises
- Strategic Bovine Services 2006 National NCD Producer Survey MLA
- Solutions Marketing & Research, 2004
- Desert Uplands Qld Inc 2008 GLM participant survey
- MLA 2006, Leucaena - A guide to establishment and management
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