About the Livestock Production Assurance program
The Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program is the Australian livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program covering food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. It provides evidence of livestock history and on-farm practices when transferring livestock through the value chain.
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Seven separate but complementary elements make up the LPA program. Participation is voluntary. Producers who choose to become LPA accredited commit to carrying out on-farm practices that feed into and support the integrity of the entire system.
The seven requirements are:
- Property risk assessments
- Safe and responsible animal treatments
- Stock foods, fodder crops, grain and pasture treatments
- Preparation for dispatch of livestock
- Livestock transactions and movements
- Animal Welfare
As part of the Livestock Production Assurance program, an LPA National Vendor Declaration is required for all livestock movements, including property to property, through saleyards, direct to processors and to feedlots, and to the live export trade.
The LPA NVD is the main document behind Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of safe red meat to domestic and international markets. For more information on LPA National Vendor Declarations and to access the latest version of NVDs visit, click here.
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