LPA Rules & Standards

The LPA program operates under Rules and Standards agreed to and maintained by the Integrity Systems Taskforce. Accredited producers must operate in accordance with these Rules and Standards, and agree to do so as part of the LPA accreditation and reaccreditation process.

LPA Rules

The LPA Rules set out the requirements for participation in the LPA Program. Click here to view the current LPA Rules document.
The current LPA Rules (V1.18) include the following changes:

  • The Definition for Committee has been amended to reflect that the LPA Advisory Committee has been replaced by the Integrity Systems Taskforce
  • The responsibilities of the Committee and LPA Administration have been updated throughout the Rules to reflect the current governance arrangements
  • A new Definition for the LPA Reaccreditation process has been incorporated into the Rules, along with associated amendments to the Rules that outline the Obligations of Reaccreditation
  • Inclusion of the new version of the Goat NVD (05/17) in Annexure 2 of the Rules as a Current NVD.

Under the LPA rules each producer acknowledges that:
a) Integrity Systems Company Limited administers the LPA;
b) these Rules evidence a binding legal agreement between each Producer and Integrity Systems Company Limited; and any reference to rights or obligations of the Committee under these Rules, includes, rights and obligations of Integrity Systems Company.

LPA Standards

The LPA Standards are based on the seven program elements and are the approved standards for the LPA program. Click here to view the current LPA Standards document (V21)

The LPA Standards are based upon seven key areas:
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
6. Biosecurity
7. Animal welfare

Changes incorporated into V21 of the LPA Standards include the addition of Element 6 – Biosecurity and Element 7 – Animal Welfare, and the associated outcomes, performance indicators and performance checklists for these two new Elements.

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