LPA Accreditation

What is LPA accreditation?

Becoming accredited with LPA means that livestock producers agree to abide by the LPA Rules and Standards, including the seven requirements of LPA which cover:

This is a formal commitment to undertake specific on-farm practices that mean Australian red meat is safely and ethically produced. It is a guarantee that producers stand by what they sell. 

How to become LPA accredited for the first time

To become LPA accredited, register your Property Identification Code (PIC).

If you are unsure if your PIC is already LPA accredited, you can use the accreditation search tool to check.

Producers becoming LPA accredited for the first time are required to complete the LPA online learning modules prior to completing their initial accreditation assessment and animal welfare certificate.  

Meat Standards Australia (MSA) was developed by the Australian red meat industry to improve the eating quality consistency of beef and sheepmeat.

MLA supports MSA program participants through creating opportunities for businesses to adopt eating quality principles.


Wondering if you are already MSA accredited? Enter your PIC to see if you are.


LPA Quality Assurance

The Livestock Production Assurance On-Farm Quality Assurance (LPA QA) program, incorporating the Cattlecare and Flockcare programs, represents the second tier of the LPA framework.

The LPA QA program is managed by the Integrity Systems Company, the same committee that is responsible for management of the LPA on-farm food safety, biosecurity and animal welfare program. 

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As dairy cattle are part of the food supply chain, dairy farmers are encouraged to maintain LPA accreditation. 

All LPA accredited dairy producers will need to register their dairy license number with LPA and complete a short assessment and declaration to renew LPA accreditation every three years. They are not required to complete the LPA learning module or pay the LPA accreditation fee.

Dairy producers should ensure they select ‘Dairy’ as enterprise type and input dairy license number as part of the reaccreditation process. This will ensure that the farm practices implemented under your Dairy QA program are recognised by LPA, allowing you to be removed from the LPA random audit program.

To register your dairy license number login to the LPA service centre.

Producers should work through the LPA Learning modules to ensure they understand all requirements of the program.

Producers can use the accreditation search tool to check their LPA accreditation using their Property Identification Code (PIC).

Withdrawing from the program means producers will no longer have access to the benefits of the LPA program or access to purchase or use LPA NVDs. Without an LPA NVD your livestock may be rejected by a buyer or processor.