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Industry & researchers

Current tenders

MLA is seeking applications from individuals, organisations or project teams with the expertise required to undertake projects

View the details of current projects open to tender

Research organisation funding

MLA funds a range of research projects relevant to the red meat industry. When available these opportunities are advertised in relevant media.

Research Development & Adoption (RD&A) Levy Funded Programs

For live export, grainfed beef and goat levy funded programs, application forms are below:

For sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A programs, please visit the Investment call page.

For MLA Donor Company (MDC) funded research, development and adoption (RD&A), application forms are below:

Partnership funding

Since 1999, MLA has encouraged commercial investment in innovation through its fully owned subsidiary - MLA Donor Company (MDC). MDC accelerates innovation across the value chain so the Australian red meat and livestock industry can remain competitive on the world stage. It does this by attracting commercial investment from individual enterprises and others that share a mutual interest to co-invest in innovation that will benefit the industry.

The Australian Government matches voluntary partner contributions (up to 50%) through the MDC, where eligible projects deliver outcomes that address broader industry and/or government priorities and benefit the entire industry.

Find out more information about MDC.

Plant initiated project program

The plant initiated project program was jointly developed by MLA and the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) Limited to encourage shared R&D funding between AMPC member processors and MLA. To access AMPC funding (up to 25% of total project cost), members must agree to match this figure dollar for dollar.

Find more information on the plant initiated projects program

External events support 

MLA support a range of extenal event through its sponsorship program. For more information please visit the Request MLA sponsorship page.

More information

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