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Investment Call

MLA’s regional consultation process empowers grassfed beef and sheepmeat producers to directly influence the on-farm research, development and adoption areas their levies are invested in.

Priorities identified by producers through the regional committees and industry forums are consolidated by NABRC, SALRC and WALRC. MLA uses these priorities to form Terms of Reference for the project call. The project call seeks submission of proposals for research, development and adoption projects that are aligned with the Terms of Reference for funding consideration.

Results of previous years project calls can be found below:

Find more information on MLA’s regional consultation process here.


Under our Strategic Plan, one of MLA’s guiding principles is to direct resources into fewer, high-impact programs of work that will deliver the best outcomes for industry (Fewer, Bigger, Bolder).

Based on this principle, longer-term, collaborative, multi-disciplinary programs have recently been developed to tackle some of industry’s key priorities such as lamb survival, calf survival and associated reproductive performance (as identified through regional consultation). These projects are longer-term programs of work and are expected to run through the 2022-23 year and beyond.

As we deliver on the Strategic Plan, all parts of MLA are continuing to change the way we plan and deliver our work, with a goal of achieving the greatest impact for levy-payers – and the research, development and adoption programs are critical to the success of the strategy.

Last year’s Investment Call process was reflective of this shift in strategic approach – with a focus on longer-term (3-5 year), collaborative and multi-disciplinary programs of work. These larger-scale, longer-term projects are now underway and utilise a significant portion of the research funding for 2022-23. As such, there will not be a call for new R&D projects this year.

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

Gus Rose
Program Manager – Consultation
Email Gus
Phone: 0419 460 077