Annual Call

2018/19 MLA ANNUAL CALL FOR SHEEPMEAT AND GRASSFED BEEF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION PROJECTS

2018/19 MLA annual call for preliminary proposals – NOW OPEN

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) invites preliminary proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams to address the 2018/19 research, development and adoption priorities for sheepmeat and grassfed beef. The 2018/19 MLA annual call closes 6.00pm AEDT Monday, 30 October 2017.

2018/19 MLA annual call for preliminary proposals – TERMS OF REFERENCE

Successful projects may be funded with sheepmeat and/or grassfed beef levies.

To be considered for funding, preliminary proposals must:

Terms of Reference

MLA Donor Company (MDC) is also seeking expressions of interest from individuals, organisations or project teams to co-invest in their Future Feedbase Partnership Program. 

Find out more about MDC’s Future Feedbase Partnership Program.

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

27 September 2017 - NOW OPEN

30 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 annual call.

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


Breeder productivity for sheep and cattle

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking Preliminary Proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams with the capability to undertake work leading to a better understanding of issues and the development of tools or practices to improve productivity of sheep or beef cattle.

Terms of reference – Breeder productivity for sheep and cattle

MLA preliminary proposal template

Proposals must be lodged electronically as Word documents to: projectcall@mla.com.au

Proposals must be received by 6.00pm AEDT Monday, 30 October 2017.  Late applications will NOT be accepted.

To assist with submitting a preliminary proposal, provided is a feedback sheet summarising MLAs general comments on preliminary proposals submitted to the annual call in the past two years.

Feedback sheet

A Q&A webinar was held on 10th October with Terms of Reference leaders – to hear the webinar recording, please click here.

For more information on this terms of reference, contact:

Dr. Nick Sangster
Program Manager Grassfed Productivity
Telephone: (02) 9463 9382
Email: nsangster@mla.com.au

OR

Richard Apps
Program Manager Sheep R&D & Objective Measurement
Telephone: 0408 972 611
Email: rapps@mla.com.au


Nutrition

Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking Preliminary Proposals from individuals, organisations or collaborative project teams with the capability to undertake research, development, adoption and extension (RDA&E) activities that deliver improved nutritional practices for ruminant livestock and increased market compliance from pasture based systems.

Terms of reference – Nutrition

MLA preliminary proposal template

Proposals must be lodged electronically as Word documents to: projectcall@mla.com.au

Proposals must be received by 6.00pm AEDT Monday, 30 October 2017. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

To assist with submitting a preliminary proposal, provided is a feedback sheet summarising MLAs general comments on preliminary proposals submitted to the annual call in the past two years.

Feedback sheet

A Q&A webinar was held on 4th October with Terms of Reference leaders – to hear the webinar recording, please click here

For more information on this terms of reference, contact:

Nigel Tomkins
Project Manager Grassfed Productivity
Telephone:  0437 632 816
Email: ntomkins@mla.com.au

OR

Richard Apps
Program Manager Sheep R&D & Objective Measurement
Telephone:  0408 972 611
Email: rapps@mla.com.au


Evaluation of the costs and benefits of ceasing mulesing in prime lamb systems

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking Preliminary Proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams with the capability to undertake research into the economics and practicalities of ceasing mulesing in prime lamb production systems.

Terms of reference – Evaluation of the costs and benefits of ceasing mulesing in prime lamb systems

MLA preliminary proposal template

Proposals must be lodged electronically as Word documents to: projectcall@mla.com.au

Proposals must be received by 6.00pm AEDT Monday, 30 October 2017.  Late applications will NOT be accepted.

To assist with submitting a preliminary proposal, provided is a feedback sheet summarising MLAs general comments on preliminary proposals submitted to the annual call in the past two years.

Feedback sheet

A Q&A webinar was held on 4th October with Terms of Reference leaders – to hear the webinar recording, please click here.

For more information on this terms of reference, contact:

Dr. Jim Rothwell
Program Manager – Animal Health Welfare and Biosecurity
Telephone: (02) 9463 9230
Email: jrothwell@mla.com.au


Propose new lines of work into the control of the sheep blowfly

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking Preliminary Proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams with the capability to review the literature, consider modern scientific advances and propose novel prospective lines of research in the control of sheep blowfly.

Terms of reference – Propose new lines of work into the control of the sheep blowfly

MLA preliminary proposal template

Proposals must be lodged electronically as Word documents to: projectcall@mla.com.au

Proposals must be received by 6.00pm AEDT Monday, 30 October 2017. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

To assist with submitting a preliminary proposal, provided is a feedback sheet summarising MLAs general comments on preliminary proposals submitted to the annual call in the past two years.

Feedback sheet

A Q&A webinar was held on 4th October with Terms of Reference leaders – to hear the webinar recording, please click here.

For more information on this terms of reference, contact:

Dr. Jim Rothwell
Program Manager Animal Health Welfare and Biosecurity
Telephone:  02 9463 9230
Email:  jrothwell@mla.com.au

OR

Dr. Johann Schröder
Project Manager Animal Health and Biosecurity
Telephone: 07 3620 5202
Email: jschroder@mla.com.au


Scope the potential for vaccines against the important gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep and goats

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking Preliminary Proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams with the capability to review the literature, consider modern scientific advances and propose prospective lines of research in the area of the control of nematodes using vaccines. In addition are there novel technologies that could be adapted to save labour in routine anthelmintic administration.

Terms of reference – Scope the potential for vaccines against the important gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep and goats

MLA preliminary proposal template

Proposals must be lodged electronically as Word documents to: projectcall@mla.com.au

Proposals must be received by 6.00pm AEDT Monday, 30 October 2017. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

To assist with submitting a preliminary proposal, provided is a feedback sheet summarising MLAs general comments on preliminary proposals submitted to the annual call in the past two years.

Feedback sheet

A Q&A webinar was held on 4th October with Terms of Reference leaders – to hear the webinar recording, please click here.

For more information on this terms of reference, contact:

Dr. Jim Rothwell
Program Manager Animal Health Welfare and Biosecurity
Telephone:  02 9463 9230
Email:  jrothwell@mla.com.au


Transmission and epidemiology of Theileria orientalis group

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking Preliminary Proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams with the capability to undertake an investigation into the epidemiology of Bovine Anaemia due to the Theileria orientalis Group (BATOG) in Western Australia (WA).

Terms of reference – Transmission and epidemiology of Theileria orientalis group

MLA preliminary proposal template

Proposals must be lodged electronically as Word documents to: projectcall@mla.com.au

Proposals must be received by 6.00pm AEDT Monday, 30 October 2017.  Late applications will NOT be accepted.

To assist with submitting a preliminary proposal, provided is a feedback sheet summarising MLAs general comments on preliminary proposals submitted to the annual call in the past two years.

Feedback sheet

A Q&A webinar was held on 4th October with Terms of Reference leaders – to hear the webinar recording, please click here.

For more information on this terms of reference, contact:

Dr. Johann Schröder
Project Manager Animal Health and Biosecurity
Telephone:  07 3620 5202
Email:  jschroder@mla.com.au

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