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.  

How to renew your LPA accreditation

Producers are required to renew their LPA accreditation every three years, ensuring their knowledge of the program is up to date.

Producers will be notified by post, email or text message three months before they are required to renew their accreditation.

In order to renew their accreditation, producers are required to complete an online assessment within their account on the  LPA Service Centre

Producers without internet access can request a hard copy of the accreditaion assessment from the ISC Helpdesk on 1800 683 111.

All questions on the accreditation assessment must be answered correctly.  To prepare for the assessment and to ensure their knowledge of LPA requirements is up to date, producers are encouraged to complete the LPA Learning Modules.

Red Meat 2019 - Accelerated Adoption Initiative

The Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Red Meat 2019 - Accelerated Adoption Initiative means cattle, sheep and goat levy-payers can now access a wide range of MLA products and services delivered directly to them at no cost. The program came into effect on 25 November 2019 and will operate until 30 June 2021.

Transaction levies will not change and will still be collected by and paid under the normal levy collection process.

Under the Accelerated Adoption Initiative, MLA will provide a temporary relief for costs incurred for the delivery of key products and services, from MLA, directly to red meat levy payers. Products eligible for alternative funding include LPA Production Assurance (LPA) accreditation and reaccreditation, LPA National Vendor Declaration (NVD) books, eDEC tokens and hardcopy LPA materials.

If producers choose not to be accredited as part of the LPA program, or withdraw from the program, by not completing or renewing their accreditation, some supply chains may not accept their livestock or may pay a reduced price for it. Withdrawing from the program means producers will no longer have access to the benefits of the LPA program or access to LPA NVDs.

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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FAQs

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 LPA Learning available here, in preparation 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. 

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