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2019 World Shorthorn Conference

The 2019 World Shorthorn Conference was held the 3rd and 4th of October at The Graham Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. The event was attended each day by over 70 participants, including 25 participants travelling on the World Shorthorn tour.
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2019 Conference IGS Presentations

Couldn't make it to the 2019 World Shorthorn Conference held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga? Here are the links to Dr. Wade Shafer and Dr. Mahdi Saatchi's presentations.
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Polldale Stud Join The 2019 World Shorthorn Tour

This Saturday the attendees from the 2019 tour will be visiting the Polldale Stud, Dubbo NSW at 3pm.
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World Conference SA Tour

As the 2019 World Shorthorn Conference tour moves into Victoria, we take a look back at the South Australian leg of the tour.
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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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