Research & Development
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Development and coordination of National RD&E Frameworks for Beef and Sheepmeat
These projects provided funding to support development and coordination of the National RD&E Frameworks for Beef and Lamb, including:To provide...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
A five year strategic - business plan for the Environment and Climate Change RD&E
This project developed an integrated 5-year strategic business plan which expanded relevant themes from the current draft Environment RD&E Strategy....Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
2007/V01 Improving Lamb Survival
The project aim as defined in the initial Project was: To improve lambing percentages through improved nutrition of the breeding...Lamb | 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
Improved fire scar mapping for Queensland via the NAFI web site
Maintaining and improving the condition of natural resources has grown as an issue over the last decade. It has evolved...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Queensland
Industry initiatives to improve young breeder performance in the Northern Territory
This project was undertaken to assess and improve heifer performance in the Northern Territory (NT) cattle industry. This was done...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Northern Territory
Ensuring Sustainability manual
This project covered the costs for the rewrite, design and printing of the MLA Evaluation Series: 3.4 Ensuring Sustainability brochure....Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Storage and fulfilment of publications
MLA produces a number of publications to disseminate the outputs of research to producers. These funds were used to pay...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Publications - design and print
Each year MLA produces publications and other material to disseminate research outputs to industry. These products are produced in the...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
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).