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Participate in industry research

There are many opportunities for producers and service providers to participate in Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Integrity Systems Company (ISC) research, development and adoption projects currently underway.

Read on to see how you can get involved.

Projects seeking participants

Are you interested in helping MLA and/or ISC create tangible research outcomes for the red meat industry? Here are some projects currently seeking participants from across the supply chain.

Increasing adoption of phosphorus supplementation in northern Australia

WA DPRID is seeking expressions of interest from producers in the Kimberley and Pilbara to participate in a new project, ‘Increasing adoption of phosphorus supplementation in northern Australia’ .

This is a unique opportunity for producers to learn more about phosphorus (P) supplementation to lift herd productivity, with each participating business getting a custom supplementation plan tailored to their production system.   

The project will involve:

  • Testing soil and cattle P levels, to establish the presence and extent of P deficiency on the property.
  • Working with a nutritional consultant to discuss current nutrition practices, business operations and opportunities for improvement.
  • The development of a customised supplementation plan for each participating property.
  • Additionally, producers may wish to be involved in a demonstration site as they implement and test the strategies in their supplementation plan. This would be supported by DPIRD extension staff who will complete data collection and analysis to provide feedback on the management changes and production outcomes within the business.

The project will commence in 2023.

Contact: Annie Bone:

Have your say

Many projects MLA and ISC lead, support or contribute to rely on survey results to help researchers better understand the issues facing Australian red meat producers. Below is a list of surveys calling for producers and/or industry stakeholders to have their say.

Sheep Producer Intentions Survey

Three times a year, MLA and AWI run a joint survey to collect sheepmeat industry livestock numbers and lamb production expectations. Production and producer intentions are regularly monitored to generate better forward-looking information that allow producers to make the most efficient decisions, with the results of these surveys forming the basis of MLA's Industry Projections. 

Access current survey and past results

Funding opportunities

There is a range of funding opportunities available for producers interested in participating in initiatives and events that accelerate the adoption of R&D outputs and promote sustainability and competitiveness in the on-farm sector. These opportunities can enable producers to:

  • participate in commercial feedlot research
  • take part in the Northern Breeding Business (NB2) program
  • undertake a Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) project
  • host an industry event.

To find out more about the funding opportunities available for producers, click the button below.