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Meat & Livestock Australia

Introduction

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is the marketing and research and development body for Australia’s red meat and livestock industry.

MLA is a not-for-profit organisation owned by cattle, sheep and goat farmers. It is funded by a levy on livestock sales, with the Australian Government providing matching funds for research and development investment.

Educating young Australians about the red meat industry is really important to Australia’s cattle and sheep farmers. This is why MLA make it a priority to engage school students with fun, curriculum linked resources and interactive activities as an aid to bring the farm into the classroom.

Following is the MLA education material posted on FTfs.

Themed curriculum support resources

Program & Contributor Student Level

Cattle and sheep farming today – Meat & Livestock Australia

This section explores the cattle and sheep farming industry: what’s involved, how farmers care for their animals and the environment, how technology is used and more.

It contains facts for students, a six-topic unit of work, extra cross-curricular lesson ideas, activity sheets, curriculum tables (for years 4 to 8) and extra resources including videos, an interactive board game and websites.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

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Resource/s Student Level

Cattle and sheep farming today

An education pack containing two classroom posters, a brochure and a class set of stickers.

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  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

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Cattle and sheep farming today virtual excursion activity pack

An activity pack to be received after booking a virtual excursion session. It contains two posters, an eartag activity and more.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

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Education websites

Website

Cattle and sheep farming today virtual excursion

Bring the farm to your classroom with this fun, free, curriculum-linked virtual excursion for students from Foundation to Year 6. Students will engage with beef and lamb farmers, live on video stream, seeing and hearing what they do on their farms (including how they look after the plants and animals, how climate effects their decisions and the importance of modern technology and science in agriculture).

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Australian Good Meat

Good Meat provides important information about cattle, sheep and goat production in Australia, focusing primarily on animal welfare, protecting the environment, and health and nutrition. The site contains an education resources section where you can find study guides, lesson ideas, activity sheets, digital lessons and more.

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Go Australian Good Meat

Interactives & videos

Interactive / VideoStudent Level

Cattle and sheep farming today board game

Test your knowledge of cattle and sheep farming in Australia today with this fun, interactive board game.

Note: Further Cattle and sheep farming resources are available on this site.

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  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Play Cattle and sheep farming today board game

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TopicStudent Level

Cattle and sheep farming today

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

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