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LGAP IT conformance system
The Livestock Global Assurance Program (LGAP) is aimed at helping Australian exporters of cattle, sheep and goats demonstrate they are...Sheep | Goat | National
LEP RD&E review recommendation implementation
A review of the Livestock Export Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) program was carried out to ensure that research priorities...Sheep | Goat | National
Pilot Monitoring of Shipboard Environmental Conditions and Animal Performance
Temperature and humidity data loggers have been used successfully to establish linkages between environmental conditions and animal performance. This pilot...
Review and update of the Industry Response Plan for the live export industry
Did you know MLA and LiveCorp have established a Strategic Response Group to respond to industry incidents?Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Review of Mark 3 and development of Mark 4 cattle restraining box
This project was initially undertaken to technically review the design and operation of the Mark 3 cattle restraining box. The...Grassfed cattle | International
CMA LERDAC Associated Expenses
This CMA covers meals, travel and accommodation expenses associated with the Live Export Research and Development Advisory Committee that meets...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Live Export Project Start Up and Monitoring
This project covers the costs associated with advertising expressions of interests for new projects, interviews with potential researchers if required, stakeholder...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Livestock Global Assurance Program ITS
The Australian live export industry has developed the Livestock Global Assurance Program (LGAP) that will certify facilities that import Australian...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Determining Temperature and Humidity Thresholds in sheep exported from Australia to the Middle East
Annually, thousands of live sheep are exported from Australia to the Middle East (ME). Excessive heat load of sheep exported...Sheep | Lamb
Environmental and Heat Risk Assessment for Live Export Holding Facilities in Northern Australia
This project attempted to identify and assess the risks resulting from the operational activities of live export facilities in northern...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).