Research & Development
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Repiratory Disease of Export Cattle
The findings have resulted in a major shift in the proposed approach to move to a broader project intended to...Grainfed cattle | National
Detailed Climatology for Middle Eastern Ports
In general, for the three northern-most ports of Adabiya, Aqaba and Kuwait, the VOS data is not likely to reflect...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Identifying live animal condition scores suitable for the Australian livestock export industry.
Under the Australian Livestock Export Standards (2004), the livestock export sector requires simple and consistent methods for describing the condition...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Scientific publication on the development of the heat stress risk management model
In 2003, Maunsell Australia undertook a project (LIVE.116) to develop a planning model to reduce the incidence of heat stress...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Review of the Live Export Market Outlook Reports
During 2007 and early 2008, MLA and LiveCorp, via the Joint Program, provided, on a trial basis, a reporting service...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Live Export R&D Coordinator Agreement 2006-09
These contracts provided for the services of the Live Export R&D coordinator in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and whose role...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Sponsorship: The Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS)
This project provided sponsorship for the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy conference which brought together local and international leaders in animal...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
R&D support costs
Encompassing the board, executive, finance, legal, human resources, information technology and other MLA funded initiatives, the corporate services business unit...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Live Export R&D project support costs
These projects are used for costs associated with R&D project start up, as well as monitoring meetings and interviews with...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Stocking density in cattle shipments and animal health and performance - an assessment of existing data
This pilot project used currently available data from a sample of recent short-haul voyages from Australia conducted by two cattle...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | International
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).