Applications open for on-farm assistance for producers

Producers in the Riverina could benefit from on-farm assistance for sheepmeat and grassfed beef production.
Producers in the Riverina could benefit from on-farm assistance for sheepmeat and grassfed beef production.

Producers in the Riverina could benefit from on-farm assistance for sheepmeat and grassfed beef production.

Applications are now open for individuals, organisations and project teams to submit preliminary proposals for funding for research, development and adoption (RD&A).

Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) annual call is aimed at attracting one to five-year projects which address the three RD&A priorities identified for the sheepmeat and grassfed beef industries for 2018/19.

The priorities relate to breeder productivity for sheep and cattle, nutrition and animal health and welfare.

MLA General Manager – Producer Consultation and Adoption, Michael Crowley, said the priorities were determined following extensive consultation with red meat livestock producers through MLA’s regional consultation process.

“The regional consultation process enables sheepmeat and grassfed beef producers throughout Australia to contribute to the development of the RD&A priorities that will deliver the greatest benefit to the red meat industry,” he said.

Application forms for preliminary proposals are available on the MLA website and should be submitted by 6pm on October 30.