Research & Development
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Improving lamb survival by optimising lambing density (ON-00347 /4500007573)
The National Sheep Reproduction Strategy estimated that improving the survival of single lambs by 5% and twin lambs by 20%...Lamb | National
Manure use as soil organic amendments in broadacre agriculture
The use of feedlot and other manures in broadacre farming has traditionally been based on their potential to provide an...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Feedlot waste handbook:Handling and utilisation of effluent and manure
MLA and other research providers have funded a range of projects on the safe and effective handling and utilisation of...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Waste to Revenue: Novel Fertilisers and Feeds RnD4Profit-14-1-022
Agricultural industries produce large volumes of waste containing valuable nutrients, carbon and water. Unfortunately, this waste doesn’t have the right...Grainfed cattle | National
Feedlot education, training and technical services
This project aimed to deliver information, education, training and technical services to improve management practices among cattle lot feeders throughout...Grainfed cattle | National
Effects of vaccination in backgrounded feedlot cattle.
The primary aim of this study was to measure the effects of respiratory vaccines administered to cattle in local backgrounding...Grainfed cattle | National
Rumen inoculum for the efficient use of high grain diets
When cattle are fed grain acidotic ruminal conditions and decreased efficiency in starch utilisation can result from the rapid production...
Input Requirements for Cattle Feedlot Industry Volume 2: Base Book
The Meat Research Corporation has commissioned a study into input requirements of the cattle feedlot industry. The research results are...
Review of Queensland Department of Primary Industries- Guidelines for establishment and operation of cattle feedlots
Key Benefit Statement Protection of the environmental and operational interests of feedlots through validation of the Queensland Department of Primary...
A review of AQIS's March 1999 draft import risk analysis for the import of bulk maize from the USA
In this review for Meat and Livestock Australia, ACIL Consulting Ply Ltd (ACIL) looks at the Draft Import Risk Analysis...
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).