Funding opportunities

MLA strives to help develop an efficient, sustainable and competitive red meat industry by fostering and building innovation across the entire red meat supply chain.

MLA supports industry by providing funding opportunities for red meat producers, processors and other key stakeholders to encourage skill-building capabilities that accelerate the adoption of R&D outputs and promotes sustainability and competitiveness in the red meat sector.

Specifically these funding opportunities aim to increase:

  • On-farm and local industry sustainability and profitability.
  • Adoption and adaption of key research findings to commercial implementation.
  • Collaboration and coordination between producers and support agencies through shared goals.
  • Knowledge and best practice.

Funding opportunities are available for:

MLA acknowledges the matching funds provided by the Australian Government to support its research and development portfolio.

2018/19 MLA annual call for sheepmeat and grassfed beef
research, development and adoption projects

2018/19 MLA annual call for preliminary proposals – OPENS 25 SEPTEMBER 2017

MLA’s annual call for research, development and adoption (RD&A) projects that benefit sheepmeat and grassfed beef producers will open in September 2017. From Monday 25 September 2017, MLA will invite preliminary proposals for new 1-5 year projects, for funding in the 2018/19 financial year.

2018/19 sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities

The Red Meat Panel, comprising members from NABRC, SAMRC and WALRC, the Sheepmeat Council of Australia, the Cattle Council of Australia and MLA, advised the 2018-19 research, development and adoption (RD&A) priorities for investment of sheepmeat and grassfed beef levies through the 2018/19 MLA annual call.

The Panel considered the 2018-19 RD&A priorities from regional consultation, past and current sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A and RD&A gaps to identify RD&A priorities for the 2018/19 MLA annual call.

The 2018/19 sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities can be downloaded here.

Key dates for the 2018/19 MLA annual call for RD&A projects that address national sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities are below:

StageOpening dateClosing date
National priorities sheepmeat and grassfed beef published on the MLA website Week commencing 18 September 2017 N/A
Annual call for projects in response to terms of reference for priority sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A published on the MLA website and advertised nationally 25 September 2017 27 October 2017
Unsuccessful preliminary proposals notified 29 January 2018 N/A
MLA invites full proposals for RD&A projects that address national RD&A priorities for sheepmeat and grassfed beef 29 January 2018 23 February 2018
Unsuccessful full proposals notified May 2018 N/A
New sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A projects commence subject to MLA approval processes and research provider acceptance of standard MLA terms and conditions July 2018 N/A

The MLA annual call is aligned to the regional consultation strategy for setting RD&A priorities for the investment of sheepmeat and grassfed beef levies.

Please continue to check this webpage regularly for updates on the 2018/19 sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities.

For more information, please contact:
Irene Sobotta
Consultation Program Manager
T: 02 9463 9249
E: isobotta@mla.com.au

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