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About R&D reporting

MLA reports on all completed and terminated R&D projects that have been funded by any combination of producer/processor levies, voluntary contributions via the MLA Donor Company and Commonwealth funds. Projects where no funds were spent are not included.

All MLA R&D projects are reported via an online summary, which may in turn be linked to one or more detailed reports.

For each summary, the following project information is displayed:

  • report title, if applicable
  • project start and end date
  • primary region that the project outcomes relate to
  • primary species that the project outcomes relate to
  • date published (the date the report was uploaded or available from MLA’s web site)
  • primary vendor.

R&D funds for a project are managed by MLA via contract codes. A project may include multiple contracts where projects are carried out in stages, or an on-going project or program is funded by annual contracts.

Information on R&D project funding sources

 Project type  Funding details 
 Industry, Industry Company Managed Activity (CMA), Sponsorship  Funded by producer or processor levies
 MDC PSH - MLA Donor Company (MDC) projects  Funded via voluntary contribution partnerships with commercial organisations and service providers
 MDC PIP - MLA Donor Company (MDC) projects  Funded via the processors and Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) through the Plant Initiated Project (PIP) program

 Support, Capital

 Funded by producer and/or processor levies and covers support costs for R&D projects
 Commercial  Funded by producer and/or processor levies and covers adoption costs for R&D projects


Meat & Livestock Australia acknowledges the matching funds provided by the Australian Government to support all the research and development investments detailed above.