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Delivery of PROGRAZE, PRO GRAZE Farmwalk and PRO GRAZE Plus
This is the final report of a technology transfer project "Delivery of PROGRAZE, PROGRAZE Farmwalk and PROGRAZE Plus," program of...
Review - New approaches to weed management –with plants and animals
A review of literature, reports and discussion with key informants was undertaken to look for evidence and opportunity for new...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Limitations to animal production for ruminants grazing immature pastures
It is recognised that the productivity of the Australian sheep flock is below its genetic potential and it is likely...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle
Grazing impacts on hillslope health: cover, water, sediments and nutrients
Three MLA projects have been funded to examine the preference of beef cattle for feedlot or pasture environments. The initial...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Queensland
Whole Farm Systems Analysis and Tools for the Aust and NZ Grazing Industries
Climate change projections for Australia forecast increasing temperatures and changes to rainfall patterns. The aim of this work was to...Sheep | National
An Economic Assessment of the Value of the NPICC Pasture Species Database
The aim of this project was to analyse the value and possible uses of the NPICC pasture database. The project...
Legumes for clay soils
There are some 15M ha of clay soils in Queensland and northern New South Wales which receive adequate rainfall for...
Review of Stability and Productivity of Native Pastures Oversown with Tropical Legumes NAP Occasional Publication 1
Native pastures oversown with introduced legumes are an important component of beef production systems in northern Australia. These pastures can...
Ecology of a grazed woodland Keilambete Grazing Trial Technical Report 1994-1996
The establishment of a grazing trial investigating the ecology of a grazed silver-leaved ironbark woodland provides biological information previously not...
Development of the pasture management envelope: methods for the analysis, interpretation & application of grazing management experiments
Guidelines for pasture management need to be based upon a sound understanding of the pasture ecosystem under grazing and the...
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).