There are a lot of contributing factors when it comes to superior eating quality including;
- food safety,
- animal health and welfare,
- feeding methods,
- environmental factors as well as many others.
But what makes Australian Beef so special?
We have strict regulations and guidelines:
There are several standards and regulations that red meat producers and processors must adhere to. Depending on which markets the producer or processors have entered in, the standards will vary. Producers and Processors must comply with animal welfare regulations and laws, regardless of the value or status of the livestock.
It is always in the best interest of everyone in the supply chain that livestock are treated with the best care possible. Check out our article How We Care For Our Livestock to learn more.
Feedlots also have strict regulations that they must abide by and most producers in the feedlot industry have their own high standards.
Just like every producer involved in Australian agriculture, feedlot's have a duty of care to their environment. As such producers must abide by regulations set by the Environmental Protection Authority. Feedlots must also adhere to the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) and the National Livestock Accreditation Scheme.
Princess Royal Feedlot not only aims to exceed these standards but exceed them. We also utilise the “Australian Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals” and “The National Guidelines for Beef Cattle Feedlots in Australia”. This ensures that businesses operations in managing and handling livestock abide by the guidelines and regulations set by the industry.
Lastly, transporting livestock can be stressful for the livestock. So, as a result, strict regulations have been put in place to ensure that the animal's health and well being is at the forefront of operations. Check out our article on Animal Welfare Standards for the Land Transport of Livestock.
We have high standards:
Biosecurity and Traceability:
Through the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS), producers and processors in the red meat industry can trace an animal back to its property of origin. This is done using;
- Property Identification Codes,
- Radio Frequency Identification Devices,
- Vendor Declarations and
- the NLIS database system.
Australia’s producers can improve disease outbreak response, traceability and market access.