Research & Development
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Occurrence of malignant neoplasia in adult cattle at slaughter
The occurrence of malignant neoplasia in adult cattle at slaughter is the "leading cause of condemnation of the carcases of...Sheep | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Assessment of the Pest Status of Leucaena Psyllid In Northern and South Eastern Queensland
Leucaena is a leguminous tree from central America that is used in Australia as a high protein forage crop for...Northern Australia
Monitoring of insecticide resistance in field sampled buffalo flies
Buffalo flies were collected from yarded cattle with a sweep net and transferred into disposable plastic Petrie dishes containing filter...
Cash Cow - Northern Australian Beef Fertility Project
The causes of poor reproductive performance in northern Australian beef herds are multi-factorial and quantification of the impact of individual...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Northern Australia
MDC: Pathogenesis of OJD - Strategic Research for Diagnosis and Prevention
P.COM.0140 is the IP file which relates to project B.OJD.0031, which resulted in the development of several IP applications, which...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Animal Health 2007 to 2014
A Company Managed Activity was set up to cover incidental, non-project related animal health expenses for the 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Development of a best practice husbandry guide for the sheep and lamb industry
This project was co-funded by MLA and the wool industry. The guide was not accepted by the co-investor and therefore...Sheep | Lamb
Animal Welfare CMAs
Each year a CMA is estabished to allow the operation of the welfare program - running advisory and producer meetings,...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Live viral vaccines for bovine respiratory disease: Evaluation of safety and efficacy
A prototype Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) vaccine for two viral agents Bovine herpesvirus 1 and Bovine viral diarrhoea virus was...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Live viral vaccines for bovine respiratory disease: BVDV-1 efficacy
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most important cause of disease and death in Australian feedlot cattle. Infectious agents play...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).