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ALFA has developed a series of YouTube videos about the feedlot industry. To view the videos please click here. Or alternatively, click on the video clip below to be taken directly to that video's link on YouTube.
An Introduction to the Australian Feedlot Industry
Learn more about the Australian feedlot industry: it's sustainability; economic affects; statistics; production processes; ownership and more.
Why is it Necessary to Feed Cattle in Feedlots
This video explains why cattle are taken to feedlots, the time that cattle spend in feedlots and how the industry complements the grass fed cattle sector in both a production and marketing sense.
Settling into the Feedlot Environment
Lot feeders undertake a variety of best management practices to ensure cattle stress is minimized for the time that cattle spend at a feedlot. Learn about these techniques and the positive results that they deliver.
Have you ever seen a cow dance? Watch this video to see for yourself cattle dancing in a sand pen at an Australian feedlot. If you want to get an understanding of how happy and content cattle are in a feedlot environment, then check this out!!
Did you know that lot feeders employ nutritionists to prepare specially formulated diets for feedlot cattle, that the ingredients are remarkably similar to breakfast cereal and that the diet enables feedlot cattle to produce fewer emissions than grass fed cattle? Discover what is in a typical feedlot diet and many more interesting facts…
Feedlot Animal Welfare & Quality Assurance
Did you know that cattle mortality levels are actually lower in feedlots than pasture based operations? Did you also know that feedlots are independently audited each year to ensure that they comply with animal welfare codes of practice and legislation? This video explains the array of animal welfare requirements and best management practices that feedlots undertake to ensure cattle health and welfare not only exceeds community expectations but continually improves over time.
The Australian Feedlot Industry's Commitment to Animal Welfare
Animal welfare is the number one priority of the Australian lot feeding industry. After all, cattle that are content and well cared for produce the best quality meat. But to us, it's more than simply production. It's about having integrity across all our operations. We know the Australian and international community puts its trust in our industry to produce food in an ethically and environmentally responsible way, and we are proud of the care our industry takes in producing the best grain fed beef in the world.
Cattle Nutrition at Australian Feedlots
Ensuring feedlot cattle receive the right mix of feed for weight gain and welfare is critically important to the Australian lot feeding industry. Learn about how feed is prepared, why nutritionists play a vital role in managing cattle welfare and the importance of tailored feed preparation.
Rangers Valley Cattle Station
Meet Don Mackay, CEO of Rangers Valley farm and feedlot in northern NSW. The Rangers Valley farm is 4,700ha (12,000 acre) and produces grain, including corn and allows for backgrounding cattle for the feedlot. At 1,000 metres above sea level in the northern tablelands of new south wales, Rangers Valley enjoys a cool climate that suits high quality beef production, by providing a stress-free environment for the animals throughout the year. Rangers Valley began producing long fed beef in 1988 when the Rangers Valley Cattle Station Pty Ltd feedlot was first established. Today Rangers Valley is owned by the Marubeni Corporation of Japan. Rangers Valley beef is currently sold throughout many leading high-end retail and food service outlets in Asia and Australia. Rangers Valley is the right place with the right people to maintain these high world standards in all Rangers Valley production and processing.