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Usage of MLA education and extension resources – Creative Commons (CC)

MLA and its partners have funded the development of education and extension resources (including manuals, tools and calculators) to benefit Australian red meat producers. To improve the accessibility of these resources to industry, MLA and its partners have adopted an ‘easy access creative commons’ approach. Below is a list of resources that are available via creative commons licencing.

Creative Commons licence

Most copyrighted publications on this page are made available under Creative Commons Atribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licensing, which permits sharing and use at no cost under the certain listed publications provisions.

Certain publications are not to be modified nor used to create derivative works, and these are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 International licence (CC BY-ND 2.0 AU), which permits sharing but does not allow modification or the creation of derivative works. 

The type of licence will be indicated on each publication.

Conditions are available here.

MLA Creative Commons Fact Sheet

Attribution: Material to be attributed as outlined below.

More beef from pastures - manuals

Seven instructional manuals developed to achieve a sustainable (economic and environmental) increase in kilograms of beef produced per hectare through a whole of farm system and value chain approach.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

Module 1 Setting directions: Helps producers set clear business objectives and the strategic direction of the beef enterprise.

Module 2 Pasture growth: Helps producers develop expertise in soil, pasture and grazing management to boost productivity and profitability.

Module 3 Pasture utilisation: Details methods to increase stocking rates and adopt a plant growth-based approach to grazing management.

Module 4 Cattle genetics: Provides information to help producers lift productivity and profitability through ongoing genetic improvement.

Module 5 Weaner throughput: Outlines practices to determine how and when to wean calves early in order to maximise production and profitability.

Module 6 Herd health and welfare: Outlines procedures required to manage a healthy, productive and profitable cattle herd.

Module 7 Meeting market specifications: Helps producers to increase financial returns by better meeting target market specifications, exploiting market opportunities and managing the risks.

More beef from pastures - videos

Instructional videos developed to achieve a sustainable (economic and environmental) increase in kilograms of beef produced per hectare through a whole of farm system and value chain approach. (Available for use under CC - no derivatives allowed).
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CC Licence CC BY-ND 2.0 AU
© Meat & Livestock Australia

Video available MLA's More Beef from Pastures - A producer experience from South Australia

Video available MLA's More Beef from Pastures - A producer experience from Western Australia

Beef, Lamb Cost of Production Tool

This tool, measured in cents per kilogram, uses an Excel spreadsheet and algorithms to provide an indication of the outlay required to produce each kilogram of meat for beef, sheep and goat.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia Limited

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Leucaena - A guide to establishment and management

This Leucaena Manual (First Edition) provides an overview to establish, graze and manage leucaena for cattle use.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia and The University of Queensland

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Give Goats a Go - Manuals

12 written modules compile best practice information to help producers secure a future as innovative, profitable and resilient world leaders in goat production.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

Module 1 Property Planning

Module 2 Financial Analysis

Module 3 Industry Obligations

Module 4 Infrastructure

Module 5 Goat Selection & Breeding

Module 6 Husbandry

Module 7 Nutrition

Module 8 Marketing

Module 9 Parasite Control

Module 10 Mohair Production

Module 11 Goat Depots

Module 12 Producing Goats in the Rangelands

Give Goats a Go - Instructional Videos

Six videos compile best practice information to help producers secure a future as innovative, profitable and resilient world leaders in goat production.
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CC Licence CC BY-ND 2.0 AU
© Meat & Livestock Australia

Video available 1. Introduction 

Video available 2. Goat Fencing

Video available 3. Fit to Load 

Video available 4. Markets & Profits 

Video available 5. Live Weight Scales  

Video available 6. Goat Genetics 

Feed Demand Calculator

An Excel spreadsheet based calculator and software aims to provide:
- an appreciation of the pattern of feed supply and demand over a twelve-month period
- the location of "feed gaps"
- the ways in which modifying the livestock enterprise might help to close these gaps.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Health Cost Benefit Calculator

Excel & Flash player based calculation tool developed to assist in determining the benefit of applying an animal health treatment to a herd for bloat, clostridial diseases and grass tetany.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Calving Histogram Calculator

Excel based tool & algorithms develops a calving histogram to identify the percentage of cows conceiving at each cycle.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Food safety in the home

A four-page pamphlet covering recommended measures to practice food safety in the home.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Food safety when buying food

A two-page pamphlet covering recommended measures to practice food safety when buying food.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Food safety in the outdoors

A four-page pamphlet covering recommended measures to practice food safety in the outdoors.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Guidelines for the safe production of dry aged meat

A copyrighted manual that sets out principles for the dry ageing of beef and sheep meat, ensuring the public health and safety aspects are covered.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia, 2019

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Shelf life of Australian red meat

A copyrighted manual which explains the important elements contributing to shelf life of Australian red meat.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia, 2016

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Guidelines for the safe retailing of meat and meat products

These guidelines are specifically focused on operations such as butcher shops looking for information on  hazards and risks, ways to reduce the risk and  scientific support for the Food Safety Plan.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Guidelines for the safe manufacture of smallgoods

These Guidelines  provide information on hazards and risks in smallgood  products, suggest ways to reduce risks and supply scientific support for the Food Safety Plan.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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2011 microbiology quality of beef and sheep meat

The fourth national baseline microbiological survey of Australian beef and sheep meat quality conducted in 2011.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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5 things to know about new NVDs

This guide outlines the key features about the updated National Vendor Declaration (NVD) released in 2020, with an easier, more efficient and cost effective system.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Why carbon neutrality matters

The Australian red meat and livestock industry has set the ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2030 (CN30). But what does this really mean on-farm and what can producers do to reach this goal?
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Red meat joins the war on waste

Plastic-free meat trays and technologies which extend shelf life are just two of the ways the red meat industry is helping to reduce food wastage.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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New study to help producers manage the impacts of bushfires

MLA is funding a ground-breaking study into the effects of bushfires on livestock health and welfare, with the aim of developing guidelines to help producers manage the impacts of future bushfires.
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CC Licence 4, Attribution - ShareAlike: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Visual Sheep Scores

Visual Sheep Scores is a pocket guide for commercial and stud breeders, providing a standardised framework for assessing and scoring visual sheep traits.

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© Meat & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation

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Tips & Tools: Improving pasture use with the MLA pasture ruler

This includes an MLA pasture ruler and a Tip and Tool leaflet to show how to use the pasture ruler. The MLA Pasture Ruler provides the basis for a quick and easy way to estimate pasture mass (quantity) and quality. These estimates become a guide to the performance you can expect from your grazing animals.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Pasture Ruler

The MLA Pasture Ruler provides the basis for a quick and easy way to estimate pasture mass (quantity) and quality. These estimates become a guide to the performance you can expect from your grazing animals.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Weed Control Using Goats

This manual provides information on how using goats to control weeds can assist traditional control methods in providing efficient, sustainable pasture management when conducted according to best practice.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Tips & Tools: Managing weeds after drought

This Tip and Tool will show you how to achieve long-term gains through careful weed and pasture management during and after periods of drought.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Weed removers, pasture improvers - effective weed control

This fact sheet outlines the three main steps of a successful weed management program.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Managing scotch, nodding and spear thistle boosts pasture

This Tip and Tool explains how thistle management can be achieved with a combination of herbicides, pasture improvement, grazing management, physical control methods and biological control.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Managing saffron thistle boosts pasture production

This Tip and Tool will explain how saffron thistle can be managed with a combination of herbicides, pasture improvement and grazing management.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Managing Paterson's curse to boost pasture production

This publication explains how Paterson’s Curse can be managed with a combination of seasonal grazing management tactics, tactical applications of herbicides, and use of biological control.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Managing St John's wort-infested pastures to boost production

This Tip and Tool demonstrates how St John’s wort can be managed with a combination of herbicides, safe grazing and biological control.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Joining ewe lambs for more profit

This Tip and Tool will show you the benefits of joining crossbred ewe lambs at 7-9 months of age to improve productivity and profitability of your enterprise.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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On-farm management of Ovine Johne's Disease

This fact sheet recommends a combination of annual lamb vaccination and careful grazing management for farms infected with Ovine Johne’s Disease and provides a five-step process for managing infected flocks.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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The role of vaccination in the control of Ovine Johne's Disease

This fact sheet provides information on vaccination of lambs against Ovine Johne’s Disease (OJD). Australian research has shown that vaccination of lambs can decrease their subsequent death rate from the disease by up to 90%.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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The role of grazing management in the control of Ovine Johne's Disease

This fact sheet provides information on grazing management strategies that may be able to reduce the level of infection of Ovine Johne’s Disease within both vaccinated and non-vaccinated flocks.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Perennial ryegrass toxicoses

This publication helps producers prepare a management plan to deal with Perennial Ryegrass Toxicity (PRGT) which can be a serious problem for livestock grazing on perennial ryegrass dominant pastures in southern Australia.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Producers’ guide to production feeding for lamb growth

This publication aims to help producers: identify key profit drivers of intensive lamb finishing; complete a budget to determine profitability; improve lamb management through monitoring and appropriate actions; implement risk management strategies; and understand supply chain relationships and forward contracts.
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© Meat & Livestock Australia

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Improving internal parasite control in sheep with nutrition

This fact sheet provides information which will help producers use nutrition as well as standard parasite management practices to control the effects of worm parasites in lambs.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia

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MSA Beef Information kit
MSA Sheepmeat Information Kit

A collection of all Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Sheepmeat Tips & Tools fact sheets. This provides an overview of how the MSA program was developed and the pathways used to optimise the eating quality of lamb and sheepmeat.
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CC Licence: CC-BY-ND 4.0
CC Licence 4, Attribution – No Derivatives
© Meat & Livestock Australia

MSA Sheepmeat Information kit

What is MSA sheepmeat?

The effect of nutrition and growth on sheepmeat eating quality

MSA requirements for handling sheep

The effect of breed and age on sheepmeat eating quality

The effect of pH on sheepmeat eating quality

The effect of hanging method on sheepmeat eating quality

The effect of cut and cooking method on sheepmeat eating quality

How to supply sheep to MSA

MSA Beef Primal and Sub-Primal Cuts Poster

MSA beef cuts poster
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CC Licence 4, Attribution – No Derivatives
© Meat & Livestock Australia Limited
Photos courtesy of AUS-MEAT

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MSA Lamb Primal Cuts Poster

MSA lamb cuts poster
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© Meat & Livestock Australia Limited
Photos courtesy of AUS-MEAT

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Wetting cattle to alleviate heat stress on ships

This Tip and Tool will highlight how improving the ventilation on livestock ships, the application of risk management tools and wetting cattle can all contribute to minimising the detrimental effects of hyperthermia (heat stress) in cattle.
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CC Licence 4, Attribution – Share Alike
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock – by region

Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - Northern VIC

This fact sheet provides key  information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the northern region of Victoria.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - Southern VIC

This fact sheet provides key information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the southern region of Victoria.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - TAS

This fact sheet provides key  information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in Tasmania.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - SA Mallee and Upper EP

This fact sheet provides key information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the Mallee and Upper Eyre Peninsula region of South Australia.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - SA Mid North, Lower Yorke Eyre

This fact sheet provides key  information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the mid northern/lower Yorke Eyre region of South Australia.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - WA Low Rainfall

This fact sheet provides key  information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the low rainfall region of Western Australia.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - WA Medium Rainfall

This fact sheet provides key  information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the medium rainfall region of Western Australia.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - NSW South West Slopes

This fact sheet provides key  information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales.
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Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock - NSW Central West

This fact sheet provides key  information for the profitable integration of cropping and livestock in the Central West region of New South Wales.
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Ownership of intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise noted in ‘Acknowledgments’, copyright (and any other intellectual property rights) in the publications and tools are owned by Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.

Enquiries

For any enquiries about MLA Easy Licencing via Creative Commons please contact cc@mla.com.au