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Beef Week Field Days

8 Shorthorn Studs will be open over the Stock and Land Beef Week and the Stock Journal Beef  Week Field Days. This provides the chance to view their entire operations with impressive displays of both Females and Bulls. Bulls will be available to purchase on each day.
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VALE Edward (Eddie) Spry

A graveside service of thanksgiving will be held at the Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery, Brunskill Road, Lake Albert on Tuesday 15th January, 2019 commencing at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully and warmly invited to attend.
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2019 SOUTHERN WEANER SALES

Whilst many are working towards the Christmas and New Years break, for others, preparations are already underway for the start of the famous 2019 Weaner Sales, held annually across Southern Australia in the New Year.
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2018 Shorthorn Youth Expo Results

The 2018 Shorthorn Youth Expo was held over the 5th, 6th and 7th of October. This years event was held at Yanco Agricultural High School, Yanco NSW which was thoroughly enjoyed by 80 competitors.
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LPA

IMG_3820Livestock Production Assurance

Level 1 LPA (food safety) is a simple on-farm food safety program asking you to be able to ‘back up’ the claims you make on the NVD Waybill.

The LPA food safety standard consists of one module, Food Safety Management, made up of five elements:

  1. Property risk assessment
  2. Safe and responsible animal treatments
  3. Stock foods, fodder crops, grain and pasture treatments
  4. Preparation for dispatch of livestock
  5. Livestock transactions and movements

For each of the elements, there is a ‘food safety outcome’. The food safety outcomes are aimed at ensuring meat from your livestock is fit for human consumption.

To maintain LPA accreditation, you must comply with all elements. These elements relate to what you declare and sign off on when completing the LPA NVD/Waybill Edition 1. You are also part of a random audit pool.

Further information about LPA.

LPA Quality Assurance

The LPA on-farm quality assurance (QA) program, incorporating the Cattlecare and Flockcare programs, consists of three modules: Food Safety Management (LPA Level 1), Systems Management and Livestock Management.

Note: Livestock producers have to be fully accredited in LPA Level 1 (or Food Safety Management) to participate in LPA QA.

Livestock producers can register for LPA QA and purchase a hardcopy of the LPA QA manual by phoning the MLA hotline on 1800 675 717.

Livestock producers can also register for free by using the LPA QA online tool. LPA QA online will allow producers to easily manage the LPA QA process and will also help in preparing for an LPA audit. The only cost will be payment for an annual audit, of which prices will vary.

Systems Management and Livestock Management, as with Food Safety Management, are each made of five elements:

Systems Management 

  • Training
  • Internal auditing and document control
  • Quality Records
  • Document Control
  • Chemical Inventory

Livestock Management

  • Livestock Husbandry and preparation
  • Livestock handling facilities
  • Livestock Transport
  • Animal Welfare
  • Accredited Livestock

Further information about LPA QA.

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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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