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covid-19 resources and updates

To assist feedlots and associated businesses to prepare for and manage the impacts of the virus, some pertinent resources from ALFA and around the industry have been collated below.


The resources are being updated constantly, so please check back regularly for updates. 

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Feedlot-specific resources
COVID-19 Guide for Feedlots​ (Revised)
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  • This guide has been developed to help the feedlot industry prepare for and manage the impacts of the virus. The Guide includes important prompts, checklists and protocols that will help protect the safety of your team, the continued wellbeing of your livestock and facilitate business continuity.

COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR AN outbreak in the feedlot workplace
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  • This guide provides practical guidance for feedlots who may experience the unfortunate event of an outbreak amongst staff or suppliers on their feedlot. 

template Business Continuity contingency plan
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  • This template with guide will assist you to undertake a Risk Management Plan and Business Impact Analysis, and create Incident Response and Recovery Plans for your business.

General Resources

ALFA General Messages & Industry Communiques
18 & 20 August 2021 (SA)
16 August 2021 (nsw & qld)
12 August 2021
6 August 2021
9 August 2021
3 August 2021
23 july 2021
20 july 2021
23 March 2021
10 august 2020
7 August 2020
29 JULY 2020

     Reminder of key points to consider to help prevent and manage the spread of coronavirus.  ​

08 JULY 2020
06 May 2020
  • Member General Message - QLD Seasonal Workers Framework
    ​The Queensland Government has introduced a new framework that will enable the agriculture sector to access a seasonal workforce while still meeting COVID-19 public health obligations. Resources are linked in the email and collated in the section of this webpage below

30 April 2020
08 April 2020
  • Member General Message - QLD border closures
    Direction to Queensland government information on how the QLD border closure measures impact agricultural businesses and the steps that are needed to follow to minimise potential delays. 

03 april 2020
31 March 2020
26 March 2020
  • Feedlot Industry Communique - COVID-19: A Guide For Feedlots
    Communique announcing the release of COVID-19 Guide for Feedlots, which includes important prompts, checklists, protocols and templates designed to help you build strategies to protect the safety of your team, the continued wellbeing of your livestock and facilitate business continuity.

25 March 2020
  • Feedlot Industry Communique - Border Control Updates
    This communique detailed that Federal and State governments had determined that the food supply chain and freight services are essential services and therefore permitted to continue to operate. It links to state-specific border control updates and provides documentation advice.

24 March 2020
  • South Australian Cross-Border Directive
    This message links to a directive issued by the South Australian Government / SA Police and notes that members of the public who believe they are an ‘Essential Traveller’, may be asked to justify their status if they are spoken to by police at a checking point or any other place in the State.

  • Message from the NSW Minister for Agriculture on non-critical activities
    Communique from Adam Marshall MP to clarify primary industry production and related businesses and the entire food supply chain are NOT impacted by new restrictions on "non-critical activities." These businesses can continue to operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis, though should attempt to practice appropriate social distancing measures.

23 March 2020


16 March 2020

04 March 2020
QLD Govt - Seasonal Workers
Wider industry resources
RED Meat advisory council (RMAC)

state government updates​


The Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, confirmed today that livestock saleyards and wool auctions are able to continue.


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