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2020 SYCA Fundraising Auction

2020 SYCA Fundraising Auction to be held Via AuctionsPlus - 28th October 2020 from 9am - 7:30pm. Lot information available now.
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SCOTCH AND STRIPLOINS – REGATTA INJECTS SOME SPIRIT

Steak and whiskey lovers are getting a chance to enjoy the best of both worlds at the famous Regatta Hotel’s Boathouse Restaurant in Brisbane. In a collaboration between Coca-Cola Amatil, JBS Australia and the Regatta Hotel, two Thousand Guineas striploins will be dry aged and infused with two different types of whiskey.
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REGISTERING CALVES PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

Not every calf that is born is destined to be registered, for a whole heap of reasons, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be recorded.
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UNDERSTANDING IGS ACCURACY

One of the more confusing elements of the Shorthorn Beef IGS EPD’s has been the change in the way that accuracies are reported.
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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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