Thousands of Australian red meat producers have updated their Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) accreditation as part of the changes that were implemented on 1 October 2017 to strengthen the program.
The changes enhance the integrity of Australia’s $23 billion red meat industry and ensure its reputation and market access is protected.
Since the updates were introduced, more than 4,440 producers completed the new accreditation process. This includes 3,816 who have renewed voluntarily, and an additional 624 who have become accredited for the first time.
More than 5500 producers have also attended 62 workshops across Australia to learn about the changes to LPA and in particular the introduction of biosecurity requirements.
If any producers are still unsure about what they need to do to make sure they are compliant with the new LPA requirements, they can visit www.mla.com.au/LPAchanges, email - firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the LPA hotline on 1800 683 111.
Producers can also work through LPA Learning, a set of online learning modules that explain the on-farm practices required to meet the seven elements of LPA.
(From MLA News - 16 November 2017)