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Creative Commons licenses

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.

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.
Licence type
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).
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
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.
Licence type
CC Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
© Meat & Livestock Australia, 2016

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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