Australian livestock producers care for their animals and are committed to animal welfare practices and this livestock care is fundamental to the success and sustainability of every farm.
Australia’s red meat customers, both domestically and overseas, seek reassurance that livestock are cared for humanely and ethically.
Under LPA, on-farm systems are implemented to ensure the management of livestock is consistent with the requirements of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for cattle, sheep and goats. This provides customers with the evidence that the animals have been treated ethically.
Animal welfare was included in the LPA program on 1 October 2017. LPA-accredited producers must ensure animal welfare requirements are fulfilled by following the Australia Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for cattle, sheep and/or goats (as applicable).
Producer practices that contribute to improved animal welfare outcomes include: