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Feedlot Australian Rural Leadership Program Scholarships
Each year, Meat & Livestock Australia, in consultation with the Australian Lot Feeders Association, awards a scholarship to a beef...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Online summer heat load forecast service – 2008-2009
One of the issues that needs to be addressed in managing feedlots is the possibility of cattle deaths due to...Grainfed cattle | National
Genetic Evaluation for the Australian Beef Industry -Towards New Horizons
This three year project (BFGEN.100), conducted by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), has contributed significantly to the increased...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
BCRC 3 - Development of DNA markers for beef quality
Meat and carcass quality are commercially important traits of beef cattle but meat quality in particular has proved to be...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Southern Training needs analysis
This project has shown: • producers have a desire for training in marketing, animal management and cropping and have a...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
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...Lamb
Beef Plan Group Support
Beefplan groups worked to identify and address the needs of their individual businesses. Each group followed a process designed to...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
MLA briefing on Economic Issues and NRM, and Social Impact Assessment
The objective of this project was to brief MLAs Livestock Production Innovation (LPI) business unit on approaches to assist evaluation...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
KPI Survey 2008
The Livestock Production Innovation's (LPI) Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Survey's have been based on a methodology that concentrates on the...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
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).