The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association is the peak national body for the feedlot industry in Australia. Its mission is to lead the industry in a manner that fosters excellence and integrity; improves the feedlot business environment whilst ensuring its community standing.
The Association directly represents its members and does not have State branches or a hierarchical structure. ALFA membership is a cost effective way to participate fully in the industry.
ALFA actively advances and promotes the interests of the lot feeding industry; developing environmental and animal welfare standards, quality assurance & training programs and working to keep lot feeders abreast of emerging best management practices.
A summary of ALFA's Strategic Plan (updated December 2012) is available for viewing - click here.
A key role for the organisation is the debate and development of Industry Policy at ALFA Council meetings. ALFA works with a number of relevant groups, including Red Meat Advisory Council members (Cattle Council of Australia, Sheepmeats Council of Australia and the Australian Meat Industry Council).
ALFA also works as a key member of the SAFEMEAT Partnership, comprising the above groups as well as food, agriculture and biosecurity experts from State Government Agencies and the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry.
As an industry Peak Council it is ALFA’s role to provide leadership, formulate policies, set strategic directions and agree to overall levels of expenditure for levy funded projects.
In this industry leadership role ALFA has implemented a number of initiatives for the industry. These include: