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Profitable Grazing Systems - MLA’s Extension and Adoption pilot project

MLA’s flagship extension and adoption programs of the past seven years, Making More from Sheep and More Beef from Pastures were scheduled for completion at the end of 2016. Coinciding with this was a desire from MLA to achieve a measureable impact on red meat business profitability via delivery of extension and adoption programs in a landscape of limited public extension provision. MLA’s 2014
situation analyses of the profitability of the northern beef, southern beef and sheep industries identified increased business profitability can be achieved through capability development targeting key profit drivers and financial literacy and management.

The purpose of this Extension and Adoption (E&A) pilot project was to enable an informed and evidence based redesign of the delivery methodology and platform for MLA’s principal extension and adoption program to achieve MLA’s objectives of skill development, practice change and adoption, and improved business performance, linked with a measure to manage, whole farm systems approach and linkages with value chain.

The vision for a future extension and adoption program is: A financially sustainable extension and adoption program aligned to MISP 2020 and MLA 2020 targets that extends MLA R&D outputs and achieves increased producer skills and capability, practice change and whole farm business improvement through increasing producer understanding of:

Business profit = management capability + evidence + value chain approach


Title Size Date published
6.5MB 23/12/2016


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
National Adoption Program - Development, Pilot and Evaluation
20/01/2016 27/01/2017
Pilot Coach Agreement – Jillian Alexander
01/04/2016 20/06/2017
Pilot Coach Agreement – Desiree Jackson
01/04/2016 30/06/2017
Pilot Coach Agreement – Holmes & Sackett
01/04/2016 26/06/2017
Pilot Coach Agreement – Simon Vogt
01/04/2016 30/06/2017
Pilot Coach Agreement – Inspiring Excellence
01/04/2016 01/05/2017
Pilot Coach Agreement – Meridian Agriculture Pty Ltd
15/04/2016 15/05/2017

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