September 24, 2023


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Producer Demonstration Website purposes open for 2023/2024

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Funding purposes are actually open for cattle and sheep producers all through Australia who’re excited by operating native initiatives to exhibit on-farm advantages of analysis and growth findings.

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is looking for purposes for its 2023-24 Producer Demonstration Websites (PDS) program, with purposes opening on 3 April 2023 and shutting on 16 Might 2023. This contains levy and co-contributor funding choices for initiatives starting from two to 6 years.

MLA Group Supervisor, Adoption and Commercialisation, Sarah Strachan, stated the PDS program goals to extend the speed of adoption of key administration practices and commercially out there applied sciences that enhance enterprise profitability, productiveness and sustainability.

That is achieved by supporting livestock producers working in peer-to-peer teams to pursue new abilities, information and administration practices relevant to their very own industrial livestock manufacturing programs, and finally adoption of those practices.

“Adoption of analysis outcomes is essential to getting the perfect return on the analysis investments that MLA makes on behalf of levy payers,” Ms Strachan stated. “This yr we’re trying ahead to seeing purposes come ahead in a spread of areas together with cattle and sheep reproductive efficiency, greatest follow administration of inner parasites, and improved grazing and land administration practices to learn productiveness and sustainability.

“MLA’s funding since 2015 has delivered an estimated $12.7m in annual web advantages or $6.68/hectare.”

There are two funding choices out there to producer teams wishing to take part within the PDS program, being levy and co-contributor.

·     Producer teams wishing to interact in a levy PDS venture can apply for as much as $30,000 per yr for the size of the venture.

·     Teams wishing to interact in a co-contributor PDS venture can apply for as much as $60,000 per yr for the size of the venture.

All producer teams might want to interact a facilitator who’s skilled in group coordination and extension, monitoring and analysis of on-farm follow change and communication and reporting.

Co-contributor initiatives require money funding within the venture, which is matched by the MLA Donor Firm (MDC).

Levy PDS program purposes should be aligned to regional PDS priorities set by the Analysis Advisory Committees – SALRC, NABRC and WALRC. An entire listing and additional particulars of eligible classes will be discovered on the MLA web site (Terms of Reference).

Co-contributor PDS program purposes should align with business priorities and targets as per business and MLA strategic plans.

For full particulars of the Producer Demonstration websites (PDS) program and to look at webinar recordings about MLA’s PDS program and the best way to set your self up for achievement within the upcoming PDS name, go to the Producer Demonstration Site section of MLA’s website.

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