Research & Development
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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
Fox and feral cat control using spray tunnel
This project iteratively developed and tested a sentinel spray device as proof-of-concept that automating fox and feral cat control on-farm...Sheep | Lamb | National
Roll out of feral pig control solutions
This project aimed to develop ,field trial and registerthe 1080 based "PIGOUT Econobait" – a smaller and cheaper bait, and...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
05/V09 Wild Dog Bait Behaviour Characteristics
Project Overall Aim: To run a pilot wild dog behaviour project with remote sensing equipment. Through monitoring wild dogs, this...
Scoping Rabbit R&D
A literature review of the impact of rabbits on Australian vegetation and ecosystems highlighted the effects of rabbits on a...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Development and Registration of a Commercial Feral Pig Bait
The Invasive Animals CRC was funded to develop and register a commercial manufactured bait for the control of feral pigs....Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
RHD Boost: Import and Evaluate New Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) Strains to Strengthen Rabbit Biocontrol
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) was released in 1995 and has kept rabbit numbers low in semi-arid parts of Australia...Sheep | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | National
Leuceana DNA profiling
In beef producing areas of northern Australia with average rainfall > 800 mm the production of commercial leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala...Grassfed cattle | National
Strategic and novel approaches to reducing flystrike in sheep
Did you know short, medium and long term solutions have been outlined to eliminate flystrike in sheep?Sheep | Lamb | National
Glen Saunders - Mentor for Postdoctoral Fellow
Industry's ability to reduce the impacts of vertebrate pest animals such as wild dogs and rabbits is dependent on continual...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | 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).