Research & Development
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Validation of a haplotype test for polled in Australian cattle
As with previous MLA funded projects of this type, the major objective of this project was to decrease the need...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
A scoping study with CSIRO's Sustainable Agriculture Flagship to identify and implement sustainable development pathways for the northern beef industry aligned with NABRC RDE priorities.
Adoption of new productivity-enhancing technologies and improved management practices is the keystone to ensuring continued viability of the northern beef...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Review of approaches to generating a mucosal (antibody) vaccine response targeted at the ruminal Archaea
The potential to reduce methane production from ruminants is of major interest in Australia and internationally. As well as reducing...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Postgraduate Education in Animal Breeding Management
In order to respond to a growing deficit of skilled workers for the animal industries, specifically in the area of...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
The Australian Meat Goat Survey
This survey was funded as a pilot study with the overall goal of building an understanding of the meat goat...Goat | Eastern Australia
Increasing male lamb proportion by feeding ewes omega-3 fatty acids
Objectives of the project To determine whether the proportion of female lambs was higher when Border Leicester x Merino ewes...Sheep | Lamb | National
Nutrition and LMY Research Project
Project title: Nutrition & LMY Project - The effects of ewe gestational condition, genetic potential for lean meat yield and...Lamb | National
MMfS State Coordination VIC
Making More from Sheep (MMfS) is a majority market extension program funded by Meat & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation....Sheep | Victoria
Long distance transport trial
The purpose of this project was to investigate whether specific blood and/or urine measures could be applied to assess the...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
PDS Charters Towers
Can NLIS be used to measure herd performance and make my business more efficient? This was question posed by the...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Central Queensland
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).