Fact Sheets

Trespass Advice Checklist and Guide

POSTED 15-Apr-2019


A guide for feedlot owners & managers to use to manage trespass. This is the latest revised edition, after seeking input from commercial operators and industry consultants, we have refined the content to improve the functionality of the advice, ensuring it meets the needs of operators. Now in a checklist form the document includes advice on; preparedness, activist incursions, de-escalation, post event management and social media.

Drone Operating Rules

POSTED 05-Apr-2019


This fact sheet provides the rules around operating a drone.

Media Release - Protecting Australian Farmers' Privacy

POSTED 05-Apr-2019


The Coalition Government will bring the Aussie Farms website under the Privacy Act, exposing it to potential penalties of more than $400,000 if it breaches the Act.

Guide to Investigation of Matters by Police

POSTED 05-Apr-2019


Essentially by being called to a location, police are responding to a report of an offence (i.e. complaint is made). The successful investigation of offences and the management of incidents is dependent on timely and accurate information being passed to investigating officers.

De-escalation Suggestions

POSTED 05-Apr-2019


The QPS appreciates that this type of activity can be perceived as highly intrusive and an invasion of privacy, resulting is feelings of vulnerability, fear and also anger. This can result in an emotive, unpredictable and potentially violent situation if landowners/occupiers/managers confront persons who are unlawfully on their property. The following are suggested techniques/strategies to help those involved to reduce their anxiety and also collect evidence at the same time.

Social Media Privacy Checkup

POSTED 29-Mar-2019


Social media networks are excellent tools for keeping in touch with friends and family, but it is important that you are careful about the kind of information you share online and who you allow to see it. Download this fact sheet to view what the Australian Cyber Security Centre lists as recommendations for using social network sites.

QLD Police Protest Response Notice

POSTED 29-Mar-2019


An unplanned protest may result in property owners/occupiers dealing with protest activity prior to the arrival of police – this includes responding to an unknown number of protestors with unknown intent. In this situation, the following fact sheet information is not exhaustive, but is provided to assist is responding to such an incident.

Tresspass Advice

POSTED 22-Mar-2019


What to do if you find someone illegally trespassing on your property.

Heat Load in Feedlot Cattle

POSTED 19-Nov-2018


As we move further into warmer months, it is important for all feedlots to be conscious of heat load. This document will run through what is heat load, how it is caused and what tools and tips you need to mitigate your risk.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines

POSTED 18-Oct-2018


Antimicrobials (antibiotics) are a vital tool in both human and animal medicine. In Australian feedlots, antimicrobials play an indispensable role in helping us manage the health and welfare of cattle under our care.

Guide to Alternative Feedstuffs

POSTED 06-Sep-2018


With limited supply and increasing cost of feedstuffs traditionally used in feedlot rations caused by drought conditions, there is growing interest in making greater use of alternatives feedstuffs.

Animal Welfare Update

POSTED 28-Sep-2016


In 2011 ALFA undertook a review of how effectively the industry is addressing animal welfare to ensure lot feeders continue to meet industry, government and community expectations in the production of grain fed beef. This document provides information on the successful animal welfare initiatives that the industry has implemented since the initial review.

Animal welfare management

POSTED 02-Oct-2015


There are many steps and processes involved in safeguarding the welfare of animals on Australian feedlots.

Animal welfare

POSTED 01-Oct-2015


ALFA has a proud animal welfare record. The feedlot industry embraced quality assurance early taking the lead in the development of the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS.)

The ethanol question

POSTED 01-Oct-2015


ALFA is concerned that Federal and State Government assistance for the ethanol industry distorts grain markets, contributes to increases in food prices and threatens rural businesses that are forced to compete with the ethanol sector for grain.

Hormone growth promotants

POSTED 01-Oct-2015


There is a misconception that Hormone Growth Promotants (HGP’s) may pose a potential human health risk. This briefing note explains how HGP’s are safe whilst improving productivity, consumer beef prices and the environment.

The feedlot industry and the environment

POSTED 01-Oct-2015


The Australian feedlot industry is committed to the protection of the natural environment. Responsible environmental management is critical to the economic.

Key feedlot industry statistics

POSTED 01-Oct-2015


Covering everything from the number of feedlots in Australia to the education levels of feedlot managers, our key statistics document provides a snapshot of the Australian feedlot industry.

Water and the feedlot industry

POSTED 04-Aug-2014


Water scarcity is a major issue in Australia and one that ALFA is addressing head on. Water scarcity is likely to become an even greater issue as climate change and competition among users intensifies in the coming years.

What happens on a feedlot?

POSTED 04-Aug-2014


Australian cattle spend most of their lives on pasture before being transferred to a feedlot. Owing to the impacts of drought, the lack of pasture land in northern Australia and the market’s desire for grain fed beef, feedlots are necessary to ensuring that cattle achieve marketable weights.

What lot feeders need to know about Coal Seam Gas

POSTED 04-Aug-2014


The anticipated growth of the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry over the coming decades will see land owners across Australia come under increased pressure to grant access to their land. ALFA is committed to ensuring that landowners are fully aware of the issues and what their options are.

The Australian cattle feedlot industry

POSTED 14-Jul-2014


Beef is big business in Australia and the cattle feedlot industry contributes significant value to the Australian economy. This factsheet provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian feedlot industry.

Grass versus grain fed beef

POSTED 14-Jul-2014


Inaccuracies abound in the public domain regarding the alleged pros and cons of grain and grass fed beef. The reality is that in Australia grain and grass fed production systems complement each other.

National Biosecurity Manual for Beef Cattle Feedlots

POSTED 30-Sep-2013


This manual has been produced as a tool that feedlots can use to translate biosecurity practices into operating procedures and work instructions.