Livestock producers care for their animals. Livestock care is fundamental to the success and sustainability of every farm.
Customers increasingly expect and ask for evidence of ethical production. Australian livestock producers’ animal welfare commitment is important to customers.
By meeting the LPA requirements for animal welfare and following the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for cattle, sheep and goats, Australian red meat producers can demonstrate that have cared for their animals.
LPA accredited producers must be able to demonstrate that on-farm systems have been implemented to ensure handling of livestock is consistent with the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for cattle, sheep and goats. This can be achieved by ensuring:
- A current copy of the Standards and Guidelines for cattle, sheep and/or goats (as applicable) is accessible as a reference and people involved with husbandry of livestock are familiar with the content.
- People responsible for the management of livestock handling have successfully completed training in relation to the Standards and Guidelines through LPA Learning or equivalent training.
- People responsible for the management of livestock handling have trained their staff (where relevant) in a manner consistent with the Standards and Guidelines.