NABRC MEMBERS HELP SET THE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES ON BEHALF OF BEEF PRODUCERS IN THEIR REGION
Our 11 Regional Beef Research Committees (RBRCs) meet at least twice a year to identify and discuss strategic industry issues. The chairs of each committee also participate in NABRC meetings and Northern Producer Panel meetings, both held bi-annually.
Each year, NABRC publishes a list of research, development and adoption issues affecting the northern grassfed beef industry, ranked in order of priority by each of the 11 RBRCs. We also make a formal submission to Meat and Livestock Australia’s Annual Investment Call based upon feedback and consultation with RBRCs.
NABRC exists as one of three regional research councils as part of Meat and Livestock Australia’s Regional Advisory Council framework. We work alongside the Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) and Western Australia Livestock Research Council (WALRC).
Representatives from each of the three councils make up the Red Meat Panel which provides advice on investment priorities to the MLA Board.
MLA’s Regional Advisory framework has guided the investment of grassfed beef and sheepmeat levies resulting in more than $50M of research, development and adoption projects. Over the course of the five years since its inception, the project call process has seen more than 600 submitted preliminary proposals from 83 different applicant organisations resulting in almost 70 contracted projects set to advance industry.
NABRC’s influence and collaboration efforts have resulted in game-changing research programs for the beef industry, including the recent Northern Breeding Business (NB2) project, pasture dieback research, phosphorous for cattle fertility, and the famous CashCow project.