Research & Development
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HRM and cell grazing: a review of the evidence base
There is widespread interest in Cell Grazing and debate over the relative merits of Cell Grazing, other rotational methods and...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
More Beef from Pastures National Co-ordinator
MLA's More Beef from Pastures (MBfP) ongoing program was first developed in 2004 as a delivery framework for outputs from...Grassfed cattle | National
Carp, Kelp and Christmas Island: where to next for fertilisers?
This PDS project evaluated the performance of selected fertiliser alternatives, relative to both single superphosphate to assess their impact on...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Phone app for pasture management – development of app and web-based version
B.NBP.0735 - The project developed a first-round version for iPhone and provided it to DEEDI for testing and it is...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Persistent, Productive Perennial Pastures for Euroa
Producers involved in this Producer Demonstration Site were located around the Euroa region of North Central Victoria. They are members...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Victoria
Perennial Pasture Systems
The Perennial Pasture Systems (PPS) group Producer Demonstration Scheme trial sites provide a comparison between new perennial grass varieties and...Sheep | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Victoria
Establishment and Persistence of major temperate grasses and tropical pastures in Southern Australia: A review
Pasture establishment and persistence have been nominated as two key areas restricting producers from investing in improved pasture genetics. This...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle
PDS - Qld. Implementation of Producer Demonstration Sites to increase research adoption and practice change in Queensland
B.NBP.0600 (PDS1) - Investigating and improving market compliance issues in beef markets in central Queensland Beef cattle producers involved with...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | Queensland
PVTN Technical committee
This Company Managed Activity (CMA) provided for room hire to enable regular meetings of the Pasture Variety Trial Network Technical...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle
Seed increase of tedera
Tedera (Bituminaria bituminosa var albomarginata and var. crassiuscula) originates from the Canary Islands, where it is a component of native...Sheep | Lamb | Grassfed 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).