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:
- 2016-17 Annual Call
- 2017-18 Annual Call
- 2018-19 Annual Call
- 2019-20 Annual Call
- 2020-21 Investment Call – Details below.
Find more information on MLA’s regional consultation process here.
2021-22 MLA INVESTMENT CALL FOR SHEEPMEAT AND GRASSFED BEEF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION PROJECTS
The Red Meat Panel, comprising members from NABRC, SALRC and WALRC, Sheep Producers Australia, the Cattle Council of Australia and MLA, advised the 2021-22 research, development and adoption (RD&A) priorities for investment of sheepmeat and grassfed beef levies through the 2021-22 MLA investment call.
The Panel considered the 2021-22 RD&A priorities from regional consultation, past and current sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A investments and RD&A gaps to identify priorities for the 2021-22 MLA investment call.
Key dates for the 2021-22 MLA investment call for RD&A projects that address national sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities are below:
|Opening date||Closing date|
Project call in response to terms of reference for sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A published on the MLA website and advertised nationally.
Tender declaration (must be signed and submitted with all preliminary application submissions)
The Terms of Reference developed in response to the RD&A priorities are listed below:
Other key documents:
24 August 2020
2 October 2020
|Unsuccessful preliminary proposals notified||Week commencing 18 January 2021||N/A|
|MLA invites full proposals for RD&A projects that address national RD&A priorities for sheepmeat and grassfed beef||Week commencing 18 January 2021||19 February 2021|
|Unsuccessful full proposals notified||June 2021||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 2021||N/A|
The MLA project call is aligned to the regional consultation strategy for setting RD&A priorities for the investment of sheepmeat and grassfed beef levies.
Consultation Program Manager
T: 07 3620 5237