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Sheep & lamb
Animal technology
Research project

Coomandook Sheep Yard Redevelopment with Technology Integration

This project will expose students to possible applications of technology even in a small scale operation, we should see a …

Sheep & lamb
Animal technology
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    15 May 2022 -
    15 May 2023

  • Research organisation

    Coomandook Area School

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Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Consumer health Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy
Research project

Horizon scan for new market opportunities in emerging industries

This project will conduct a market analysis of emerging agricultural-related food, fodder, fibre, and fertiliser products in general and eight …

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Consumer health Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    5 Apr 2022 -
    29 Sep 2022

  • Research organisation

    Centre for International Economics

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Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation E-commerce & market platforms Traceability
Research project

On-line measurement of intramuscular fat in hot lamb carcases

An imaging needle using an established medical technology has established a positive proof-of-concept to measure Intra Muscular Fat (IMF) percentage in an un-cut lamb carcase. Intramuscular fat contributes positively to the juiciness and flavour of lamb and is a useful indicator of eating quality. This project will assist in refining the pre-commercial prototype probe under development, validate the precision and accuracy of IMF measurement and release a prototype device to an early-adopter industry partner.

Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation E-commerce & market platforms Traceability
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    9 Feb 2022 -
    1 Jun 2025

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Machinery & hardware
Research project

Feedlot Career Development and Training Strategy - cattle transport course

This project will produce seven training modules covering Cattle Transport as part of the Feedlot Career Development and Training Pathway being developed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA). ALFA has identified that training in cattle transport is a high priority.

Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Machinery & hardware
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    31 Jan 2022 -
    30 Apr 2023

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Wild catch fisheries
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management
Research project

Maintaining cultural practices and building knowledge and capacity to support sustainable fishing of the Gynburra on Narungga Sea Country

This study by Narungga people of the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia sought to improve understanding of the fishery biology and ecology of the culturally significant Gynburra species, also known as Butterfish or Strongfish. The project aims to build the Narungga people's capacity and knowledge to support sustainable fishing of the Gynburra on Narungga Sea Country and extend the findings to the broader community.

Wild catch fisheries
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    19 Jan 2022 -
    30 Nov 2022

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
Research project

PDS: Improved Pasture Management Systems

This project aims to improve the pasture management systems implemented in the upper north of South Australia, by promoting better pasture options that improve the mixed farming enterprise; and demonstrating that an improved understanding of Food On Offer, including feed budgeting and the use of remote sensing pasture assessment tools, will improve overall productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2022 -
    15 Sep 2025

  • Research organisation

    Upper North Farming Systems

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
Research project

PDS: Feeding Grain on Grass

This project will fund a demonstration site for producers in central west and northern New South Wales, to demonstrate the benefits of using forage and grain feed tests to develop a grain ration to supplement livestock that are grazing forage crops. Supplementary feeding increases liveweight gain and enables improved production efficiency and increased profitability.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2022 -
    20 May 2025

  • Research organisation

    New South Wales Local Land Services (NSW LLS)

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
Research project

Pasture Monitoring in the Rangelands

The Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) funded by this project aims to demonstrate that routine monitoring and management of key pasture species can boost the productivity of rangelands livestock businesses. The project will engage 5 core producers and 15 observer producers responsible for managing 700,000ha, 140,000 sheep and 2,500 cattle.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    20 Dec 2021 -
    27 Aug 2027

  • Research organisation

    New South Wales Local Land Services (NSW LLS)

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms
Research project

Project Proof

Animal health and welfare is a key issue for the Australian red meat and wool industries. Project Proof is a proposed biennial/triennial national tracking study designed to benchmark on-farm animal health and welfare and measure performance trends over time.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    10 Dec 2021 -
    30 Dec 2022

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Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Fisheries technology Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture Input management Machinery & hardware
Research project

Services to Develop the Producer Technology Uptake Program Community of Practice Resources

This project is aimed at identifying and where required (and within the available budget and timeframe) developing content, tools and …

Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Fisheries technology Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture Input management Machinery & hardware
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    9 Dec 2021 -
    28 Apr 2022

  • Research organisation

    Price Rural Management Pty Ltd

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cross industry Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Traceability
Research project

Molecular risk assessment of Salmonella in red meat

Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a type of gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella bacteria. It remains a significant public health issue in Australia, and foods of animal origin are most frequently considered to be the source of infection in humans. This project will conduct a molecular risk assessment of Salmonella in red meat in order to prepare for potential changes to regulations in the USA that may impact Australian exporters.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cross industry Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Traceability
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Dec 2021 -
    29 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Animal technology
Research project

Building faster and improved genetic evaluation tools and systems

This project will further amplify the cumulative and permanent genetic gains in the Australian red meat industry, investing in genetic evaluation of new traits such as methane output and novel measures of animal welfare and resilience, along with more specific measures of consumer acceptance and nutritional value traits.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Animal technology
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    30 Nov 2021 -
    1 Mar 2027

  • Research organisation

    University of New England (UNE)

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Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Animal technology
Research project

Best Practice Management of Non-mulesed Sheep

This project funds a Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) to demonstrate best management practice of a non-mulesed flock, using available tools and management strategies, to mitigate the effect of flystrike on flock production and profitability.

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Animal technology
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    30 Nov 2021 -
    20 Aug 2026

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Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation
Research project

PDS: Effective Rangeland EID Decision Making Systems

This project supports a Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) to show how the use of individual animal identification can contribute to improved profitability, productivity and sustainability in rangeland sheep enterprises. An Electronic Identification (EID) system that measures the individual animal can provide data to inform decision making for the whole flock.

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    20 Nov 2021 -
    15 Jul 2025

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
Research project

Profitable Grazing Systems Package Development - Editing and Design

Profitable Grazing Systems (PGS) takes small groups of like-minded producers who want to improve their whole-farm performance and matches them with a deliverer who builds their knowledge, skills and experience through hands-on training. This project funds final stage editing, design and proofreading of the latest Profitable Grazing Systems packages and associated materials, along with updates to the Profitable Grazing Systems producer and deliverer guidebooks. All editing and design will be consistent with Meat & Livestock Australia's (MLA) branding and style guidelines.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    20 Nov 2021 -
    23 Jun 2023

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cross industry Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management
Research project

Back to Business Program Impact Assessment

In response to the devastating impact of the 2019/20 bushfires on Australian red meat producers, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) launched the Back to Business Program to provide support for their journey to recovery. This project will produce an impact assessment of the Back to Business Program.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cross industry Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    20 Nov 2021 -
    20 Mar 2023

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
Research project

Healthy Subsoils Produce More Red Meat

The Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) promotes innovation and learning in the red meat and livestock industries of southeast Australia. This project funds a Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) to address the priority to 'Improve pasture establishment, productivity and persistence in landscapes prone to subsoil compaction or hard pan soil structure'. The project is to be conducted with the Yarra Valley Farmers and Alexandra/Mansfield Farmers Groups in north central Victoria.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Nov 2021 -
    11 Jul 2028

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Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation Processing & packaging Robotics
Research project

Calibration and accreditation of the SOMA device to measure IMF in sheepmeat

Soma Optics, Ltd is a Japanese supplier of near infrared technologies to assess meat quality characteristics in livestock. This project will support the final calibration of three SOMA devices to predict intramuscular fat (IMF) in Australian sheepmeat, which is an indicator of eating quality.

Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation Processing & packaging Robotics
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    30 Oct 2021 -
    29 Dec 2023

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Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms Novel ingredients
Research project

Demonstration of safety, palatability, and efficacy of novel, sugarcane-derived feed ingredients in ruminants

Bagasse is the pulpy fibrous material that remains after sugarcane is crushed to extract its juice. The SRA has invested in new technologies to transform it into a nutritious animal feed ingredient, and this project will trial bagasse-derived fibre as a sheep feed and model potential production and markets.

Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms Novel ingredients
  • Funded by

    Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

  • Project date

    28 Oct 2021 -
    30 Aug 2022

  • Research organisation

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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