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CMA : Subscriptions - Product safety and integrity issues
This MLA company managed agreement (CMA) covered the cost of company subscriptions to: the Food Forensics newsletter Fera HorizonScan Descernis...Sheep | Goat | Grain-fed Cattle | Grass-fed Cattle | Lamb | National
Global scan of technologies and systems enabling data capture and transfer across red meat supply chains
Did you know a global review of the technologies and systems that underpin supply chain traceability is helping inform future directions for ISC?Sheep | Goat | Grain-fed Cattle | Grass-fed Cattle | Lamb | National
The cost of manipulating temperature within the meat supply chain
Did you know a user-friendly cold chain cost calculator has been produced to help cold chains make better decisions about how to transport chilled and frozen red meat products?Sheep | Goat | Grain-fed Cattle | Grass-fed Cattle | Lamb | National
On line measurement of muscle glycogen status to predict ultimate meat pH and colour using multi wavelength spectroscopy]
Background Measurement of meat traits using prediction tools is a challenge for the meat industry as the associated technology must...
The comparison of predictive methods for the determination of fatness and condition in sheep
Condition scoring by manual palpation of fat and muscle over the loin (short ribs) has been used to us or nutritional...Sheep | National
Robotic Sheep Brisket Cutter
Robotic Sheep Brisket Cutter
Preliminary trial of packaging concepts that extend red meat shelf life
During 2014 – 2016 a number of value added proof of concept and preliminary science and technology and market reviews...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
ISC Refresh Project
The NLIS Refresh project encompasses a full technology refresh of the current NLIS Database, covering many development components. The following...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Beef and Lamb OCM with CT in situ further development
Radiography is the use of penetrating electromagnetic radiation such as x-rays to view sub-surface structures and objects. Various technologies can...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Multi-species electronic NVD proof of concept trials with ITP
The purpose of this project was for Integrated Technology Partners (ITP) to develop eNVD retrieval capabilities as part of their...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
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).