Research & Development
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Technical support - Collagen extraction and uses in the biomedical and pharma industries
Development of an efficient means of extracting and refining Chondroitin Sulphate pharmaceutical grade (95%) and collagen II from the trachea...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Updating the value of the livestock export industry to Australia
The information provided in this study illustrates the need for considered policy debate regarding the live export industry. The effect...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Real Food research and brochure
This project was commissioned to interrogate further some trends in behaviour observed in Roy Morgan published research in 2007 related...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
R&D support costs
Encompassing the board, executive, finance, legal, human resources, information technology and other MLA funded initiatives, the corporate services business unit...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Regulatory Burdens - Submissions to the Productivity Commission 2007 & 2009
Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business Desk top research identified various government regulations which impact the Australian red meat...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Database / Library Services - Research
Ongoing domestic and international data/price/production/export collection and subscriptions. Also included detailed analysis and market commentry on international market trends across...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
The Australian Lot Feeders' Association (ALFA) and MLA conducted a quarterly lotfeeding survey to monitor trends in the lotfeeding sector....Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Conducted a supplementary survey of beef cattle producers to collect information on the age composition of Australian beef cattle herd....Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Determining Environmental Barriers to Trade
The red meat industry is Australia's largest rural value-adding industry and operates processing facilities across the nation. It has the...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
MSA Japan R&D Program 2007
Evaluated the sensory response of Japanese consumers Evaluated responses across a full quality range x three cooking styles Provided data...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | 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).