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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.

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:

Stage

Supporting documentation

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.

The Terms of Reference developed in response to the RD&A priorities are listed below:

24 August 2020

 

 

Now closed

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.

Hayley Robinson
Consultation Program Manager
T: 07 3620 5237
Email Hayley