Extension, training & tools

MLA delivers the practical results of its R&D investments by providing producers with education, training and opportunities to change on-farm practice.

MLA supports extension and training opportunities with practical information, tools and calculators to assist producer decision making, with the aim of achieving long-term productive and profitable businesses.

Extension and training opportunities are available for all red meat enterprises, helping producers put research findings into practice.

These include:

  • More beef from pastures

    More beef from pastures

    MBfP combines an online manual with regional events and workshops.

  • Making more from sheep

    Making more from sheep

    MMFS provides a best practice package of information, tools and events.

  • Give goats a go

    Give goats a go

    The GiG Guide explains the essential processes for successful goat production.

  • FutureBeef


    A collaborative program assisting graziers and the beef supply chain in northern Australia.

  • EDGEnetwork


    Workshops focus on business, breeding, nutrition and grazing management skills.

  • Producer demonstration sites

    Producer demonstration sites

    The PDS program applies and further develops R&D results in commercial settings.

  • Profitable Grazing Systems

    Profitable Grazing Systems

    Profitable Grazing Systems program equips producers to improve their business and their bottom line.

  • Producer case studies

    Producer case studies

    Case studies from cattle, sheep and goat producers across Australia.

  • Pastoral Profit

    Pastoral Profit

    A business-focused program providing professional development opportunities for pastoral producers

Tools and calculators

MLA’s tools and calculators are designed to help members make informed decisions in their business.

The tools have been created in conjunction with red meat producers, extension staff and researchers to ensure they combine the most up-to-date information with maximum practicality for use on farm.

Areas covered include:

  • Animal health and nutrition
  • Cost of production
  • Feed budgeting
  • Pasture improvement costs
  • Greenhouse gas emissions

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