Research & Development
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Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference 2018
Objective:Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) risks associated with red meat producing species are known and management plans exceed the standards of our...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Cold Chain Management Manual for China
Chilled meat market access has been developing in China, and cold chain management practices have also been developing. Seminars have...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
CMA - Listeria workshops for smallgoods manufacturers
Listeria monocytogenes, has been recognised as a major cause of foodborne disease over the past 20 years. There is plenty...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Meat and Livestock Gene Technology e-bulletin 2012-2021
These e-bulletins were produced monthly for Meat & Livestock Australia by Agrifood Awareness Australia Limited. The purpose of the e-bulletins...
Technical advisor to the food safety program
The purpose of technical advisors was to provide technical support for individual projects, to assist the MLA food safety program...
Provision of NLIS Compatible Tools for Export
Upgrade the existing Export Cattle Trace program to add an automatic feature which allows exporters to transfer cattle in and...
The concept of the Central Processing Management System (CPMS) that underpinned the MQST programme depended on quantifying the interactions of...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Pre-rigor manipulation to enhance meat quality
Background Attempts over the years to speed up the slaughter and processing of meat have been limited by the impact...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Improve objective measures of eating quality
Background There have been many attempts to develop meat tenderness measurement devices over the last 30 years. However, despite the...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Fresh meat (trimmings) belt inspection system
A novel x-ray inspection system has been developed to assist the Australian red meat industry reduce the incidence of bone...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).