Research & Development
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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
Sheep Genetics is a key mechanism for delivery of outcomes from genetics and genomics R&D and genetic improvement for both...Sheep | National
Communications Review and Development
Sheep Genetics required a review to be undertaken to investigate whether it currently had the right resources and communications material...Sheep | National
03/S03 Extension - Benchmarking the link between value export cuts and genetic traits
Genetic progress in the Australian Sheepmeat industry was underpinned by a selection of and breeding from rams with Australian Sheep Breeding...Sheep | National
Heat load forecast service – 2009/2010
The Feedlot Cattle Heat Load Forecast Service has been operational for 9 years and has expanded to cover 91 locations...Grainfed cattle | National
Strategic R&D Management and Funding Framework and Review of Adoption of Pasture Utilisation and NRM Innovations
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) track performance and adoption indicators in order to evaluate the effectiveness of a host of...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Sheep Genetics Australia (SGA) - Routine Evaluation
During the term of the project AGBU performed more than 1,450 fortnightly genetic evaluations to produce EBVs for LAMBPLAN for...Sheep | National
Boron and cobalt in beef pastures - Research
The first recorded pasture responses to boron in Australia were on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales in 1948....Grassfed cattle
Frontier Readership Survey
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) conducted a review of its northern beef magazine FRONTIER to track if it has met...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Landleader Monitoring & Evaluation manager
Through the federally fundedPathways to Industry program, industry bodies Australian Wool Innovation and Meat and Livestock Australia have developed a self-assessment...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).