Funding is now available to sheep and goat producers to assist in bringing the benefits of the latest in research outcomes to their everyday operations through Meat & Livestock Australia’s Producer Demonstration Sites program.
The program is part of MLA’s on-farm adoption program and provides up to $25000 a year for a maximum of three years to producer groups to validate, adapt and demonstrate the business value of implementing new management practices, technologies or innovations and associated skills into local farming systems.
MLA’s Livestock Productivity general manager Dr Jane Weatherley said the PDS program helped groups of livestock producers take advantage of the latest research outcomes funded by their levy investment and translate these into production and profitability improvements on farm.
‘‘The PDS program takes a bottom-up approach which means producers are able to test and adapt new management practices or technologies for their region.
The PDS process provides the required support to producer groups to enable implementation of the latest MLA research findings and technologies,’’ she said.
Funding support is aimed at supporting practice change and enable producer groups to advance the sustainable and profitable production of red meat and validate research and development knowledge. Preliminary applications should be submitted on or before January 15.
■For more information visit www.mla.com.au/Research-and-development/Funding-opportunities/Producers