industry resources

Useful resources made available to Australian lot feeders to assist
in day-to-day feedlot operations

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Clean cattle manual

The Clean cattle manual has been developed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), in consultation with Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA), to provide up-to-date information on management of dags for small, medium and large feedlots.
The manual includes case studies which demonstrate how different management practices have been successfully implemented to further assist feedlot managers and staff to make decisions that suit their operation’s specific needs.

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best practice feedlot activity checklist

A guide for feedlot owners and managers to provide feedlot enterprises with guidelines for continual improvement in feedlot activities. Use this checklist to prepare your facility for exceeding the outcomes and minimum standards required in the NFAS.

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GUIDE TO USING ALTERNATIVE FEEDSTUFFS

Use this guide when considering factors and evaluating the benefits of alternative feedstuffs, particularly in times of drought.

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trespass advice 

Advice for feedlot owners, managers and employees on what to do if you find someone illegally trespassing on your property.

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trespass advice cheklist

A guide for feedlot owners and managers to run through each best practice checklist to prepare your facility and manage activist intrusions. The guidelines aim to ensure your facility is proactively prepared for an immediate response in the event of an activist incursion on your property and to provide for the safety of people and the well-being of livestock on site.

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CODE OF PRACTICE

The National Beef Cattle Feedlot Environmental Code of Practice (the Code of Practice) is intended to provide nationally consistent requirements under state regulation for lot feeders and administrators regarding the environmentally relevant aspects of the establishment and operation of beef cattle feedlots. The industry’s quality assurance system, the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) requires all accredited feedlots to adhere to the Code of Practice along with all other relevant environmental, animal welfare and food safety legislation.

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FEEDLOT GUIDELINES

The Guidelines are designed as a companion document to the National Beef Cattle Feedlot Environmental Code of Practice (the Code of Practice). The Guidelines provide ‘guidance’ on how the Code of Practice requirements regarding the establishment and operation of beef cattle feedlots may be achieved.

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fit to load guide

The latest edition of the national guide includes new content to ensure best practice animal welfare when preparing, loading and delivering cattle. The guide has been developed to support livestock operators meet the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock which are embedded in NFAS, and decide whether an animal is fit to be loaded for transport and for the entire journey.

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aus-meat: australian beef carcase evaluation

The uniform set of carcase grading standards (AUS-MEAT ciphers) under controlled conditions, this provides a means of consistently describing meat characteristics and of classifying product prior to packaging. These characteristics include the colour of meat and fat, the amount of marbling, eye muscle area, the rib fat and the maturity of the carcase.

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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