Research & Development
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Development of candidate management interventions to reduce foetal and calf loss in beef herds in northern Australia
Losses between confirmed pregnancy and weaning (calf wastage) have been identified as one of the most important problems confronting the...Grass-fed Cattle
Delivery of FutureBeef website and webinars
This report summarises activities and achievements of the E.INV.1412 Delivery of FutureBeef website and webinars project from 30 April 2014...Grassfed cattle | National
Funding for goat industry events: meeting expenses, sponsorship, strategic planning
Multiple projects since 2008 have been established to cover expenses in relation to a variety of goat specific events across...Goat
Industry initiatives to improve young breeder performance in the Pilbara and Kimberley of WA.
Young breeder performance is high risk in herds across northern Australia. Yet limited work demonstrating improved practices exists. To address...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Western Australia
Finishing Systems for the Future
Did you know that finishing lambs instead of selling them early could increase net profits by up to $1,492/ha?Lamb | National
Impact of MLA Animal Health and Welfare Investments (2015–2020)
Did you know MLA has delivered vaccines and pain management products to improve the health and welfare of the red meat industry?Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Polledness in Australian goats
In 2011 goat Research and development (R&D) funds were allocated for the purchase of two units of Infinium iSelectHD Custom...Goat
Goat Industry Development Consultative Support
Projects B.GOA.0022 and B.GOA.0056 were designed to provide consultative input and assistance into the development and implementation of the strategic...Goat
PDS Mulga Lands - Bollon South West Queensland, - Demonstrating recovery of pasture productivity.
The Pasture Variety Trial Network (PVTN) was established in 2011 to evaluate variety performance of key pasture plant species relevant...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Queensland
Review of fodder quality and quantity in the livestock export trade
Current requirements for feeding livestock in preparation for and during export by ship are defined inthe Australian Standards for the...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
MLA invests in both on-farm and off-farm research and development projects with a wide range of project partners, including producer groups, peak industry councils, the CSIRO, leading Australian universities and international research centres.
The R&D program is largely funded by producer levies, with matched funding from the Federal Government. Levies are also collected by the processing, lotfeeding and live export sectors, for investment in projects that support the red meat supply chain beyond the farm gate. Non-levy R&D funding is provided by industry partners through the MLA Donor Company.
In 2018–19 MLA invested $170.3 million in a range of research, development and adoption programs. This included $94.2 million invested through MLA Donor Company (MDC).