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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:


Lifetime Animal Wellbeing Index

MLA is calling on responses from individuals, but preferably established research groups with appropriate track records, to deliver an initial Lifetime Animal Wellbeing Index framework by 15 March 2022. Please see the details in the TOR document linked here.

Terms of Reference

Project proposal

Applications must be lodged electronically as a Word document to Michael Laurence along with other requirements of this terms of reference.

Applications must be received by 11.59pm AEDT on Friday 24 September 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Michael Laurence
Email: mlaurence@mla.com.au
Phone: 0429109997


Producer Adoption Reference Group membership - Northern Red Meat Industry representatives

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) operates the Producer Adoption Reference Group (PARG) to provide a consultation platform with key stakeholders for progressing issues relating to the increased adoption of Research and Development (R&D) outcomes by Australian red meat (beef, sheep and goat meat) producers.

The intent of the PARG is to provide a forum for consultative and strategic discussion on the implementation of adoption strategies to support industry relevant programs and initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, animal welfare, animal production, pasture improvement, the environment and other key industry issues.

With a current structure already in place, MLA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who meet the requirements as a member of the Group, and can specifically represent the Northern red meat industry. The Group is looking for up to two new members that can meet the criteria.

Terms of Reference

Applicants should submit their Expression of Interest with a CV and a cover letter addressing the membership requirements to Sarah Strachan by 28 October 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Strachan
Email: sstrachan@mla.com.au
Phone: 0438461366


Quantifying and improving goat reproductive performance and reducing kid loss in Australian goat herds

MLA is calling for applications for MDC projects related to improving goat enterprise profitability and productivity through quantifying and improving goat reproductive performance and increasing kid turn-off percentages.

Applications must be received by Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Terms of Reference

MDC Funding and Work Agreement

MDC project application

MDC-project-application-master-instructions

MLA Request for Tender - MDC

Source of Funds Declaration.docx

Tender-declaration

For more information, please contact:

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


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

Applications must be received by 5:00pm AEDT Friday 12 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