Research & Development
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The case for developing a sterile variety of leucaena
Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephalassp. glabrata) is one of the most widely sown pasture legumes in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Weed investment planning workshops, and shaping investment areas
Funds were provided for planning workshops associated with the development of the weeds R&D investment framework for the feedbase investment...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle
Review - New approaches to weed management –with plants and animals
A review of literature, reports and discussion with key informants was undertaken to look for evidence and opportunity for new...Sheep | Goat | Lamb | Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Slow-rusting forage oats development and release for subtropical Australia
In subtropical Australia, oats are grown as a major winter forage crop with approximately 300 000 ha of oats grown...
Assessment of the pest status of Leucaena Psyllid
Four commercial sites across the range of environments in central Queensland were selected. The leucaena rows cut back to 1...
Innovative breeding of high-digestibility kikuyu cultivators to increase milk production
Kikuyu grass is a highly productive forage species with only intennediate digestibility. It is probably the second most important grass...
Sheep for Control of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
The group did not achieve its objectives due to environmental effects outside its control. Year one showed some increase in...
Balancing Soil Fertility
The trial showed a measurable increase in pasture production, ground cover, litter levels and animal performance on all the treated...
Giant Rats Tail Grass - Train the Trainer Workshop Series
The project had three main components: - A series of training workshops targeting 'change agents'; - To re-print the BPM...
1997 Review of improving resource management projects
The MRC's coordinated investment in on-farm research, development and extension in northern Australia commenced in 1986 with the initiation of...
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).