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TAS Shorthorn trial held 2018-2021

By Reg Woodiwiss

I would like to personally thank Graham Winnell for his hard work to help me get this trial up & running in 2018. I would also very much like to thank the Shorthorn Studs who donated the semen to be able to make this trial happen.
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Branches Report 

By Amanda Barlow
As the holder of the Branches portfolio on the Board, I had the pleasure of attending the Victorian and NSW Branch meetings, plus General meetings which have been held this year.

Shorthorn Claims Interbreed Junior Bull Title at 2021 Royal Hobart Show

14 month old Royston Razzle Dazzle, weighing 548kg, won Junior Champion Interbreed Bull at last weeks’ 200 years of showing celebrations at the Royal Hobart Show, unanimously by the 3 judges.


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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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