EOI For On-farm Demonstration Opportunity – Now Open

Is there a technology, innovation or research finding that your producer group is keen to test on-farm?

Agriculture Victoria, in partnership with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), is conducting a new producer demonstration program with the opportunity to establish 5 new on-farm demonstration projects.

Agriculture Victoria Meat and Wool Program Manager Jen Alexander said the program is inviting expressions of interest from Victorian sheep and beef producer groups to design and conduct their own 3-year project.

‘The demonstrations are conducted on group members’ farms (preferably 3 sites per project per year) and involve participation by members in group activities, including skill development, site monitoring and discussion of results.

‘Projects must be focused on increasing adoption of key management practices or commercially available technologies that improve business profitability, farm productivity and sustainability,’ she said.

Selected projects will focus on demonstrating systems or technologies in one of 4 priority areas:

  1. Manage and adapt to a changing climate or specific regional conditions (e.g. addressing feed gaps, grazing system, enterprise mix)
  2. Reduce emissions or emissions intensity (e.g. reproductive efficiencies, feed types and quality, soil fertility management)
  3. Manage animal health and welfare risks resulting from increasing/emerging biosecurity threats in a changing climate
  4. Implement on-farm innovations that improve production and management efficiencies (e.g. recent research findings, genetics, ag tech).

Expressions of interest close on Monday 13 May 2024.

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