Animal Health & Welfare Committee

The ALFA Animal Health and Welfare (AH&W) Committee guides grain fed beef levy investment in a range of animal health, welfare and biosecurity programs managed by Meat & Livestock Australia and Animal Health Australia.

The Committee also provides advice to the ALFA Council on current issues and policies in animal health, welfare and biosecurity matters, with the strategic objective of ensuring the Australian feedlot industry maintains its reputation for good animal husbandry practices through identifying and addressing opportunities to improve the health and welfare of Australia’s grain fed cattle.

Specifically the Committee looks after the following matters:

  • Animal Health Australia issues
  • Cattle disease contingency fund
  • Animal welfare issues – Australian and overseas
  • Biosecurity eg EADRA, legislation
  • AUS-VET plan
  • Feeder cattle issues
  • BSE and other exotic diseases issues
  • NRS and cattle residue issues
  • NRS management committee
  • State and Federal government legislation regarding animal health and welfare
  • Animal health product issues ie APVMA, antibiotics, vaccines

Committee members represent the feedlot industry in a number of national and state animal health and welfare related committees and forums including:

  • Animal Health Australia Industry and Members Forums
  • Cattle Disease Contingency Fund Advisory Group
  • Australian Chief Veterinary Officer Emergency Animal Disease Advisory Group
  • Beef Industry Advisory Committee
  • National Emergency Animal Disease National Management Group
  • National Johne’s Disease Control Program Steering Committee
  • FMD Risk Management Project  – Project Oversight Committee
  • Australian Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines Reference Group
  • Queensland Animal Biosecurity  and Market Access Liaison Group
  • Queensland Biosecurity Regulations Reference Group

Report Animal Cruelty

The Australian feedlot industry is passionate about the care of its animals and does not condone animal cruelty. If you witness an animal cruelty incident at a feedlot we encourage you to report it to your state RSPCA as soon as possible.

  • New South Wales, Western Australia: 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 358)
  • South Australia: 1300 4 RSPCA (1300 477 722)
  • Victoria: (03) 9224 2222
  • Queensland: 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
  • Tasmania: 1300 139 947