Business management

Business skills are critical to running a successful livestock enterprise, a fact supported by the findings of MLA’s most recent examination of industry performance, the MLA Situation Analyses.

MLA invests in the development and delivery of workshops and courses, including course materials, to help producers build their skills in business management.

These include:

  • BusinessEDGE and BreedingEDGE for northern beef producers
  • More Beef from Pastures and Making More from Sheep for southern producers
  • Going into Goats guide

Measuring performance

MLA conducts Situation Analyses about every two years to measure enterprise performance within key livestock sectors: northern beef, southern beef and prime lamb.

The subsequent reports reveal what the top producers are achieving in terms of profitability, versus average producers, and how they are achieving these results. This information is then used in the development of extension strategies to provide upskilling opportunities and encourage practice change among red meat producers.