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COVID-19 resources

For up-to-date information on the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19 visit the Australian Government’s website which provides the latest news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.


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MLA’s COVID-19 statement

Meat & Livestock Australia is taking considered action to support global containment efforts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our people, their families, our stakeholders, visitors and contractors.

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MLA’s COVID-19 market insights hub

MLA has created a central hub containing market insights relating to COVID-19. This hub includes economic analysis and insights about consumers, the retail and foodservice sectors, our competitors and more.

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Industry resources

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Key resources toolkit for Australian red meat and livestock businesses – Red Meat Advisory Council

Resources relating to border controls, economic support, health, business assistance and market updates.

Latest news including weekly roundups on COVID-19 – Red Meat Advisory Council

News and policy changes relating to the red meat and livestock industry.

MLA COVID-19 support for brand owners

To support brand owners during this exceptionally difficult trading environment, MLA has introduced some short-term additional financial support measures via the CoMarketing program.

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Border control information – NFF Farm Hub

The current status of state and territory borders, including border restrictions.

Assistance and support – NFF Farm Hub

Information on the Federal Government’s stimulus packages, individual state and territory assistance and business assistance and support.

Mental health hub – Meat & Livestock Australia

Resources to help you and others who are struggling with these challenging times.

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Market updates – Meat & Livestock Australia

News articles about the impacts of COVID-19 on livestock and red meat markets.

Resources and links – Australian Lot Feeders’ Association

Resources to assist feedlots and associated businesses to prepare for and manage the impacts of COVID-19.

Resources and links – Sheep Producers Australia

Resources to assist sheep producers, with topics including on-farm health and planning for shearing during COVID.

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Resources and links – Cattle Council of Australia

Resources to assist cattle producers, including a factsheet with advice to help protect the health and wellbeing of people on farm and a guide for getting the most from your internet connection.

Resources and links – LiveCorp

Resources to assist livestock exporters, including advice for the maritime industry.

Resources and links – Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council

Resources to assist livestock exporters, including advice to stock persons

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Latest advice – Australian Livestock Markets Association

Includes the latest advice about attendance at Australian saleyards.

Impact of COVID-19 – Animal Health Australia

Jurisdictional updates including links to general advice, border arrangements and advice for livestock producers.

Updates and resources – Australian Meat Industry Council

Resources include guidance for taking a risk management approach to the virus in your business.

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Freight assistance - Austrade

The International Freight Assistance Mechanism consists of a network of air freight service providers and freight forwarders to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets

COVID-19 key information – NFF Farm Hub

Information on basic health advice, mental health and wellbeing and frequently asked questions relating to food and agriculture.