Research & Development
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The Role of Dietary Protein as a Regulator of the expression of marbling in feedlot cattle (WA)
The primary aim of this project was to test the effects of dietary protein on the expression of marbling. Two...
Survey of Feedlot diseases in Australia
A total of 72 feedlots responded to the questionnaire, with a reported total capacity of 275,170 head, and an annual...
Measuring Microclimate Variations In Two Australian Feedlots
Heat stress has caused catastrophic stock losses infrequently in Australia and does cause production losses over summers. While a considerable...
Evaluation of Feed Grain Supply and Demand in Australia
This review was commissioned by Meat and Livestock Australia to assess the report Projection of regional feed demand and supply...
Reducing the risk of ergot poisoning of feedlot cattle
Sorghum ergot is a fungal disease with the potential to affect a large proportion of Australia�s sorghum crop. Studies showed...
Risk assessment on the occurrence of excessive heat load for the major feedlot regions of Australia: Software report.
The objective of this consultancy was to determine the probability distribution of heat load for each major feedlot region of...
Safe Use of Manure and Effluent - A Technical Users Manual
Manure or "muck" is one of the world's oldest and most reliable commodities. It can be used to prevent land...
Safe Utilisation of Feedlot Manure and Effluent
In Australia, estimated manure production by the intensive cattle, poultry and pig industries is of the order of 1-1.5, 1-1.2...
Refinement of the Heat Load Index Based on Animal Factors
In Australia climatic conditions will sometimes impact on the performance and welfare of feedlot cattle. High ambient temperature, relative humidity,...
There has been increasing interest over the past several years in the use of bedding materials in Australian cattle feedlots....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).