Project Partners

This Project is supported by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as part of its Rural Research & Development for Profit programme, and by producer levies from Australian FMD-susceptible livestock (cattle, sheep, goats and pigs) industries and Charles Sturt University (CSU), leveraging significant in-kind support from the research partners.

The research partners for this project are the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), CSU through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, supported by Animal Health Australia (AHA).

Find out more about the project partners below.

Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO is Australia’s national science research agency. CSIRO solve the greatest challenges using innovative science and technology.

CSIRO shape the future by using science to solve real issues to unlock a better future for our community, our economy, our planet. Learn more.


Australian Government Department of Agriculture

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and fore​stry indust​ries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources. Learn more.


Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

CSU’s mission is to build skills and knowledge in our regions. CSU offer choice and flexibility to students and work hand-in-hand with industries and communities in teaching, research and engagement. Growing from their historical roots, CSU share knowledge and expertise as a significant regional export industry and bring strength and learning from this back to our regions. Learn more.


Meat and Livestock Australia

MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry. MLA do this by:

  • delivering research and development that contributes to producer profitability, sustainability and global competitiveness.
  • growing demand for red meat in Australia and overseas. Learn more

Animal Health Australia (AHA)

AHA is the trusted national coordinator, brokering arrangements for government and industry partnerships and collaborations to strengthen and evolve animal health and biosecurity in Australia. A crucial function that AHA provides is to be a conduit who facilitates trust and cooperation between industry and government on animal health matters. Learn more.


The Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Learn more.


Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF)

ADF is the national advocacy body representing dairy farmers across the six dairying states. Our mission is to improve the profitability and sustainability of dairy farmers in Australia. Learn more.


Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA)

ALFA is the peak national body for the Australian cattle feedlot industry.

ALFA represents the cattle feedlot industry, directs the expenditure of the grain fed cattle transaction levy within Animal Health Australia, the National Residue Survey and Meat & Livestock Australia and improves the industry through standards, training, events, leadership, awards, careers development and employment facilitation. Learn more.


Australian Pork Limited (APL)

APL is a unique rural industry service body for the Australian pork industry. It is a producer-owned company delivering integrated services that enhance the viability of Australia’s pig producers. The organisation aims to enhance opportunities for the sustainable growth of the Australian pork industry by delivering integrated marketing, innovation and policy services along the pork industry supply chain. Learn more.


Cattle Council of Australia (CCA)

CCA is the peak producer organisation representing Australia’s beef cattle producers. Cattle Council was established in July 1979, bringing together for the first time all farmer organisations whose members had beef enterprises. Learn more. 

Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA)

GICA is the peak national body representing the interests of goat producers. GICA’s objective and purpose is to represent and promote the national interests of Australian goatmeat, fibre and dairy producers. Learn more. 

Sheep Producers Australia (SPA)

SPA works daily to ensure a productive, profitable and sustainable industry. This is achieved through SPA’s policy committees and the SPA board and working with members, service providers, government and many other partners. Learn more. 


Wool Producers Australia (WPA)

WPA is the peak national body for the wool producing industry in Australia, representing farmers who have an interest in growing wool. WPA advocates the industry’s interests to the Federal Government and internationally enabling woolgrowers to determine policy and drive change in their industry. Learn more.