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Co-investment opportunities

MLA Donor Company Limited (MDC) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). MDC accelerates innovation across the value chain so the Australian red meat and livestock industry can remain competitive on the world stage.

It does this by attracting commercial investment from individual enterprises and others that share a mutual interest to co-invest in innovation that will benefit the industry.

The Australian Government matches voluntary partner contributions (up to 40%) through MDC, where eligible projects deliver outcomes that address broader industry and/or government priorities and benefit the entire industry.

MDC attracts investment from every part of the red meat and livestock value chain, including processors, value-adders, breed societies, large pastoral companies, international collaborators, universities, research providers and technology providers. MDC works in partnership with these value chain partners to deliver products and services to the Australian red meat industry.

MDC is always seeking co-investment partners in innovation that will benefit the industry. If you are interested in partnering with MDC we encourage you to complete an application form or contact us at