Research & Development
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CMA project scoping/development
This company managed activity (CMA) supported the costs ofany requirements necessary to scope out and develop a project proposal such...Grassfed cattle
The FutureBeef Program for Northern Australia is a partnership of between MLA, and the agriculture departments in Northern Territory, Queensland...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Increasing organic beef production on Australian farms
This project was established to increase the number of Australian beef producers with organic certification, enabling the supply of organic...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Making More from Sheep - Development
Making More from Sheep is the sheep industry’s key extension mechanism to deliver research, development and learning opportunities to sheep...Sheep | Lamb
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
EDGEnetwork is a series of structured learning workshops, which have been developed through the joint efforts of producers, researchers, scientists...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Sponsorship: Producer miscellaneous
MLA sponsored a wide range of third party events and activities with both financial and in-kind contributions to engage with...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Improving the reproductive efficiency of ewe lambs (lambing at 12-15 months)
This PDS demonstrated mating merino and crossbred ewes at 7 to 10 months was an effective way of lifting lamb...Sheep | National
Developing RD&E priorities and investment plan for individual animal information management to improve value chain efficiency
This plan presents a draft RD&E strategy to improve efficiency of the lamb value chain including the role of individual...Sheep | National
Weeds R&D Investment Analysis
This study reviews previous investments in weed RD&E and uses the resulting data to complete a series of ex ante...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | 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).