Integrity Matters: Animal welfare & biosecurity LPA audits | new eNVD and LDL features

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Integrity Matters

Brendan Ryan AUS-MEAT auditor

Animal welfare and biosecurity compliance now part of LPA audits
On-farm animal welfare and biosecurity management practices are now part of the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program’s random audits.

These two requirements were added to the five existing requirements in October 2017, and are now being included in the 2000 audits carried out nationally each year. These audits are conducted by AUS-MEAT auditors such as Brendan Ryan (pictured) who offers advice to producers on the simple steps to meet LPA requirements.

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Beef Lean Meat Yield and other carcase information now available in LDL 
The Livestock Data Link (LDL) online portal has now expanded to include new features which will help beef producers maximise carcase value and increase genetic gain across the red meat industry.
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CVDs key to responsible feeding in dry conditions

With many producers facing tough dry conditions in parts of Australia and now feeding bought-in fodder and grain to livestock, the Commodity Vendor Declaration (CVD) is an important aid to record-keeping.


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New licensed provider and features for eNVD
More LPA-accredited producers are completing their declarations electronically when selling or moving their livestock.
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Livestock agents vital to red meat industry's integrity
Livestock agents are vital to the system that underpins the integrity of Australian red meat and its $22.9 billion industry. 
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If you offload, make it fit to load
With the introduction of new animal welfare standards and guidelines for saleyards and ongoing dry weather impacting animal condition, it’s a good time to revisit the Fit to Load Guide or watch MLA's video for the latest 'fit to load' advice.
Integrity mattered at Beef Australia
The Integrity Systems Company took the opportunity at the iconic Beef Australia event in May to meet with cattle producers about the national red meat integrity system.

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