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Economic Benefit Cost Analysis of Live Camel Exports
This document is an analysis of the economics of live camel export. It describes the live export supply chain; provides...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
The Livestock Air Transport Safety Assessment (LATSA) software program estimates the generation of key physiological data such as heat, moisture,...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Identifying knowledge gaps and research priorities to assist the live export industry to continually improve best practice
Nineteen projects were identified as being very high priority and were recommended for immediate consideration. A larger number of...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
This project produced an MLA Supply Chain Procedures Checklist template for sheep and goat supply chains. Compliance with this checklist...Sheep | Lamb
Review of fodder quality and quantity in the livestock export trade
Current requirements for feeding livestock in preparation for and during export by ship are defined inthe Australian Standards for the...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Undertaking a Life Cycle Assessment for the Livestock Export Trade
The purpose of the study was to undertake a Life Cycle Assessment for Australian live sheep and cattle export supply...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Review of LiveCorp’s Key Performance Indicators
LiveCorp is the marketing and research body for the livestock export industry. It works jointly with MLA through the Joint...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Economic value of the live export industry
As part of an ongoing assessment of the contribution of the live export industry to the Australian livestock industries and...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Development of Cattle Production Extension Materials for use in Destination Markets
This project designed a comprehensive set of higher level extension and training materials for training higher level extension and industry...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
In-flight environmental monitoring and management
The export of cattle, sheep and goats by air is very safe. The livestock sometimes travel in the cargo hold...Sheep | Goat | 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).