Research & Development
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V.RMH.0009 - Consumer Acceptance of Beef Heart in MinceThe inclusion of beef heart into mince would transform a currently low value component into a much higher value, representing some $60M of incremental value to the Australian Red Meat Industry.National
Clean Labels - opportunity identification for value added Australian red meat innovation"Clean label" and "free from" trends have continued to evolve across the food industry and refers to food products that...National
Interconnected practices and household improvisation: a multi-sited ethnography of meat consumption routines in urban Australia and IndonesiaMLA runs a Postgraduate Scholarship program that supports PhD scholars and Master’s students to research areas of relevance to the...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).