The EUCAS (EU) system

The European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme

Feed Lot CattleThe EU market is an important market for Australian beef producers. It is one of Australia’s highest value markets in $ per kilogram terms and it continues to grow as a destination for High Quality Australian beef. The EU market is a HGP free market which puts greater pressure on genetics to supply the market specifications correctly. In recent years the market has moved towards greater grain fed product, in particular the 100 Day EU HQB grain fed certified program.

Shorthorn and Shorthorn cross cattle are well suited to the EU market and have developed a premium for their ability to satisfy market requirements.

The European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme (EUCAS) is a national animal production scheme that guarantees full traceability of all animals through the  National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), linking individual animal identification to a central database. EUCAS allows Australia to meet the European Union (EU) market requirements for beef by segregating cattle that have never been treated with hormonal growth promotants (HGPs) at any time.

EUCAS accredited farms are audited on both a random and targeted basis. EUCAS feedlots and saleyards are audited annually and their ongoing accreditation depends on a successful audit. If a farm, feedlot or saleyard are found not to be complying with the requirements of the scheme the Department of Agriculture reserves the right to revoke their accreditation.

For the latest details on the EUCAS system please visit the DAFF website or the MLA EUCAS Fact Sheet

 

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Rachel Angus from Guyra has had another fantastic result at the Wingham Beef Week.
The steer was placed 2nd on the hook in the light domestic class, missing out on first place by under a point.
The steer a half-brother to the steer that took out last year’s Champion Lightweight was exhibited by RBE Enterprises.
The Shorthorn steer received an overall carcass score of 86.9, with an MSA Marble Score of 320.
The other highlight for this steer was selling at auction for $7.80/kg which was the top price for the class.
Congratulations to the Angus Family & RBE Enterprises on a fantastic result.
You can also check out the Auction by clicking the link below!
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