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Dust emissions from a beef cattle feedlot on the Darling Downs
Dust in beef cattle feedlots may impact on the health and wellbeing of workers and animals, and community amenity. Unfortunately,...
CMA: Feedlot Animal Welfare Benchmarking Steering Committee
MLA established an Animal Welfare Benchmarking Steering Committee to advise the Research Organisation for MLA project B.FLT.4007 – Feedlot Animal...Grainfed cattle | National
CMA: AFRI Operations and Construction Standards Committee
MLA and ALFA are working towards the development of the Australian Feedlot Research Institute for feedlot research, development and adoption in Australia.Grainfed cattle | National
Quarterly Feed E-Newsletter
The Quarterly Feed e-newsletter was launched in 2016 by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) in consultation Australian Lot Feeders’ Association...Grainfed cattle | National
Revised Econometric Analysis- Effects of biofuels mandates on Wheat and Sorghum Prices
Did you know there is little evidence to suggest that the NSW and QLD biofuel mandates have had any significant impact on the price of domestic feed grains?Grainfed cattle
Feedlot TRAIL Program Scholarships
This scholarship funds two beef feedlot industry representatives to participate in the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation TRAIL Program each year....Grainfed cattle
Asparagopsis feedlot feeding trial
Did you know methane production from grainfed cattle can be reduced by 98% when supplementing their diets with red seaweed?Grainfed cattle | National
Evaluation of feedlot heat load model adjustments
Did you know that 'panting' is an indicator of heat stress in feedlot cattle?Grainfed cattle | National
Optimising ewe reproductive performance in containment areas
Due to recurring, often successive poor seasons, breeding ewes are increasingly being fed in containment areas before and during pregnancy....Sheep | National
Tapping into the special demands of lot fed beef
Members of Ebor Beef in NSW have gained a stronger appreciation of which cattle perform better under feedlot conditions following...
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).