Research & Development
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Fostering women's participation in on-farm programs
Increasing the participation of women and farm teams in on-farm programs by 10% has the potential to double the return...
Central Australia Grazing Land Management Workshop
Central Australian pastoralists now have access to a customised grazing land management workshop for the central Australian region. Centralian Land...
KPI Survey 2010
Livestock Production Innovation’s (LPI) Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Survey’s are based on a research methodology that concentrates on the assessment...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
CMA: Young Producer scoping workshop
The BestWool BestLamb (BWBL) program has identified the importance of young producers in the growth and development of the rural...Sheep | National
Review of MLAs investment into the Feedbase
The Feedbase Investment Plan (FIP) is a substantial investment for MLA and its partners in the red meat industry. It...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
CFI advice and opportunities from the NLMP
This was a consulting role as part of the National Livestock Methane Program funded by the Department of Agriculture and...Sheep | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | National
Regional Consultation Strategy
MLA is changing its investment process to make sure grassfed beef and sheep-meat producers in each region have direct input...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Feedbase Investment Plan communications co-ordinator
MLA contracted a feedbase communications coordinator in 2015-16 to develop and implemet a communications implementation plan for the Feedbase Investment Plan. Tasks included developing communications...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Grass Seed Awareness Workshops, Leadership Meetings and Program
The National Grass Seed Action Program extension and communication program aims to address the rising cost of grass seed contamination...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Rainfall to Pasture Growth Outlook Tool Maintenance Contract
The Bureau of Rural Science (BRS) and since 2010 its successor, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and...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).