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Current tenders

MLA is seeking applications from individuals, organisations or project teams with the expertise required to undertake one or more of the following projects:

Request for tender – Goat Enterprise Carbon Accounting

MLA is calling for applications for MDC projects (matched funding) related to evaluating the emissions performance of goat enterprises.

Purpose and background

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is committed to collaborating with industry partners and producer groups to improve business profitability, productivity and sustainability.

MLA is calling for applications for MDC projects (matched funding) related to evaluating the emissions performance of goat enterprises. This includes the collation of a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for representative goat enterprises and an evaluation of both net enterprise emissions and product emissions intensity (kg CO2 e-/kg product).  

Projects submissions should consider, at minimum, rangeland goat enterprises and more intensive goatmeat enterprises outside of the rangelands, other goat enterprise types can be included where sufficient inventory data exists. Representative enterprises goatmeat enterprises can based on either modelled enterprises or case study farm data.

Terms of reference

MDC application form

Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT on Monday 28th February 2022.

For further information please contact:

Joe Gebbels
MLA Program Manager,
Sheep & Goat Productivity Research & Development
Phone: 0407 002 928
Email: jgebbels@mla.com.au

Request for tender – Replacement of vacuum pack inserts

MLA is seeking MLA Donor Company (MDC) co-investment proposals for an innovative solution to the labelling of primal cuts of meat. Beef or lamb primals are most often vacuum packed. Some countries require data about the product to be included on, or within, the vacuum packaging. The current process relies heavily on human input and is subject to failure from time to time or inability to send the product to other markets once a label is applied.  The challenge is to devise the most efficient means of identifying lots of primals permanently from packing through to final sale of the primal.

Applications must be lodged electronically as a Word document to Dr Ian Jenson ijenson@mla.com.au along with other requirements of this terms of reference.

Request for tender

MDC application form

The deadline for applications has been extended by 1 week. All submissions are now due by 5:00pm AEDT Friday 12 January 2022 and should be sent to jcook@mla.com.au

For more information, please contact:

Jack Cook
MLA Project Officer
Phone: +61 (2) 9463 9127
Email: jcook@mla.com.au


Request for tender – Driving the adoption of Objective Measurement technologies for Australian red meat producers & processors

MLA is seeking co-investment proposals from businesses seeking to trial and adopt emerging objective carcase and/or live animal assessment technologies. Applications from MSA registered supply chains will be viewed favourably. Acknowledging that some technologies may not yet have achieved AUS-MEAT accreditation, the opportunity is open to all technologies for businesses to test and trial integration of developing equipment, integration of software to enable MSA grading outputs from these technologies to plant systems.

Applications must be lodged electronically as a Word document to Jack Cook jcook@mla.com.au along with other requirements of this terms of reference.

Request for tender

MDC application form

The deadline for applications has been extended by 1 week. All submissions are now due by 5:00pm AEDT Friday 19 November and should be sent to jcook@mla.com.au

For more information, please contact:

Jack Cook
MLA Project Officer
Phone: +61 (2) 9463 9127
Email: jcook@mla.com.au


Request for tender - Red meat based solutions for ageing Australians

MLA is seeking MLA Donor Company (MDC) co-investment proposals to support the development of a range of suitable red meat based solutions (I.e. must contain Australian beef, lamb/mutton, veal or goat) for those ageing Australians living independently or in residential aged care facilities. MLA are interested in participating with suitably qualified red meat manufacturers, innovators and service providers, that are capable of developing a range of red meat based solutions suitable for ageing Australians, that are either living independently or in residential aged care facilities. The aim therefore is for proposals to detail both products that will be designed and path to market that includes launching a range of red meat based “products” incremental to current mode of operations and/or considers novel technology platforms and business model design. This call for proposals is not for early stage ideation concept only development.

Applications must be lodged electronically as a Word document to Jack Cook jcook@mla.com.au along with other requirements of this terms of reference.

Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT on Friday 03 December 2021.

Request for tender

MDC application form

For more information, please contact:

Jack Cook
MLA Project Officer
Phone: +61 (2) 9463 9127
Email: jcook@mla.com.au


 

Expressions of Interest

MLA is seeking Expressions of Interest from organisations / companies with the capability to develop, pilot and host the digital tool envisaged in the Environmental Credentials for Australian Beef Project. This is a two-stage tender process; with the first stage being an Expression of Interest which will be followed by an opportunity for a briefing meeting to gather sufficient detail to support progression to stage 2.

Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm (AESDT), 26 November 2021.

For More Information

Contact:

Renelle Jeffrey

Manager – Sustainability Portfolio

Email: rjeffrey@mla.com.au

Covered Housing Systems – Best Practice Management Guide

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking MLA Preliminary Applications from organizations with the capability develop a best practice management guide for covered housing systems.

Stage 1 MLA Preliminary Applications must be received by COB, 16th February, 2022.

Terms of reference

Further information:

Dr. Matthew Van der Saag

Project manager – Feedlot and Sustainability

Research, Development and Adoption

Meat & Livestock Australia

Email: mvandersaag@mla.com.au

Phone: 0427 214 494

Odour measurement and modelling of covered housing systems for feedlot cattle

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking MLA Preliminary Applications from organizations with the capability to deliver R&D on odour measurement and modelling on covered housing systems for feedlot cattle in different geographic regions of Australia.

Stage 1 MLA Preliminary Applications must be received by COB, 16th February, 2022.

Terms of reference

Further information:

Dr. Matthew Van der Saag

Project manager – Feedlot and Sustainability

Research, Development and Adoption

Meat & Livestock Australia

Email: mvandersaag@mla.com.au

Phone: 0427 214 494

Covered housing systems retrofittable to open feedlot pens

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking expressions of interest from organizations with the capability to deliver R&D on covered housing systems retrofittable to open feedlot pens.

Stage 1 MLA Preliminary Applications must be received by COB, 16th February, 2022.

Terms of reference

Further information:

Dr. Matthew Van der Saag

Project manager – Feedlot and Sustainability

Research, Development and Adoption

Meat & Livestock Australia

Email: mvandersaag@mla.com.au

Phone: 0427 214 494
 

Feedlot cattle heat load forecasting service – Funding Options

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is seeking expressions of interest from organizations with the capability to provide a feedlot cattle heat load forecast service.

Stage 1 MLA Preliminary Applications must be received by COB, 16th February, 2022.

Terms of reference

Further information:

Dr. Matthew Van der Saag

Project manager – Feedlot and Sustainability

Research, Development and Adoption

Meat & Livestock Australia

Email: mvandersaag@mla.com.au

Phone: 0427 214 494

National Livestock Genetics Consortium (NLGC) Taskforce Position Nominations Open

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the National Livestock Genetics Consortium (NLGC) are seeking expressions of interest from breed association representatives, prime lamb producers, genetics researchers, the processing sector and integrated supply chain representatives with extensive professional experience that will oversee and assist the strategic direction of MLA’s genetic investments.

Successful applicants would contribute to providing a formal industry consultation platform for the investment in livestock genetics, in accordance with the taskforce terms of reference. Applications close on Close of Business Friday 17th December 2021. The Terms of Reference and Expressions of Interest for each of the vacant positions are included below:

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and be sent to Hamish Chandler, Program Manager – Genetics.

For more information please contact:

Hamish Chandler

Email: hchandler@mla.com.au

Phone: 0417 254 858