The Australian Lot Feeders' Association

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association is the peak national body for the Australian feedlot industry.

Email: info@feedlots.com.au

Phone: (02) 9290 3700

ABN: 16009928018

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COMMITTEES

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) Committees manage the external and internal affairs of the Association. Each advises the ALFA Council on current matters and policies.

EXECUTIVE 

  • RMAC

  • SAFEMEAT

  • MLA Selection Committee

  • CEO performance

  • ALFA corporate governance i.e. strategy (MISP, ALFA), risk, finances, audit, legal, recruitment, staff remuneration, administration, AGM, memorandum and Article matters, Board/Committee composition and succession planning

  • MLA AGM

FEEDLOT MANAGEMENT

  • National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS)

  • National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)

  • Livestock Production Assurance (LPA)

  • National Vendor Declarations (NVD)

  • Cattle and commodity transport issues

  • Industrial relations including WH&S, awards

  • Forward marketing – cattle and commodities

  • Occupational Health & Safety

  • Feedlot employee training, extension and recruitment

  • Meat processing issues

  • Industrial relations

  • Cattle and feedlot insurance

  • Feedlot financing and taxation issues

  • Meat processing issues

ENVIRONMENT 

  • Pollution – manure, effluent, odour, noise, dust Feedlot effluent

  • Feedlot manure

  • Environmental legislation – state/ federal

  • Environmental sustainability, climate change, emissions and renewable energy

  • Feedlot approval process – Local, State & Federal governments

  • Planning issues

  • Water supply issues

  • CSG/ mining

  • Other environment issues

MARKETING, TRADE & MARKET ACCESS

  • Marketing – export and domestic

  • Trade and Market access ie trade agreements, technical trade issues

  • MLA matters ie reserves, AOP review/ approval and board

  • Levies & levies management issues

  • MSA

  • MLA Marketing task forces

  • Food standards

  • Australian Meat Industry Language and Standards

  • ALFA/ MLA quarterly feedlot survey

MEMBERSHIP, EVENTS & INDUSTRY CAPACITY

  • Membership

  • Events i.e. BeefEx & Smart Beef Conferences, Workshops

  • Sponsorship

  • Leadership development i.e. ARLP, MPM, Awards, Scholarships, Training

  • Feedlot industry promotion

  • Industry employment i.e. recruitment, industry career opportunity promotion

FEED COMMODITIES & NUTRITION

  • Grain security

  • Ethanol

  • Nutrition

  • Commodity trading, standards, testing, production systems and varieties

  • GM grain

  • Commodity vendor declarations

  • Feed grains partnership

  • Grain marketing

  • Commodity contamination – residues, RAM and NRS

  • Grain chemicals and treatments

ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE 

  • Animal Health Australia matters

  • Cattle disease contingency fund

  • Animal welfare matters – Australian and overseas

  • Biosecurity e.g. EADRA, legislation

  • AUS-VET plan

  • Feeder cattle matters

  • BSE and other exotic diseases matters

  • NRS and cattle residue matters

  • NRS management committee

  • State and Federal government legislation regarding animal health and welfare

  • Animal health product matters i.e. APVMA, antibiotics, vaccines

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

  • Feedlot industry research & development