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...
Management of nuisance fly populations on cattle feedlots
The feedlot industry has applied a significant amount of effort to improved manure management practices over the past decade as...
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
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
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...
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
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
National Wild Dog Action Plan – National Metrics Project
The monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) framework recommended by the workshop comprises: 1. A biennial survey of stakeholder perceptions in regard...Lamb | National
Myco-insecticide for nuisance fly control in cattle feedlots
Previous studies demonstrated that Queensland-isolated strains of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae infected and killed flies and that the efficacy...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).