Good records and systems are the foundation of the integrity system.
LPA accreditation is your pledge that the meat from your farm has been produced safely, ethically and meets biosecurity requirements – it means you stand by what you sell.
When you tick the box on your LPA NVD, you are guaranteeing your on-farm practices meet LPA requirements, and ultimately customer expectations. Your tick must be backed up by accurate farm records.
How do I keep good records for LPA?
There is no perfect formula to record keeping. The LPA record keeping templates are used by many producers and include all details that must be recorded.
Manage records in your LPA account
Updates to the LPA website now allow all records required for LPA to be uploaded and stored in the ‘record keeping’ section of producers’ LPA accounts. This enables producers to store all required records in one location and retrieve them at any time, saving time and ensuring easy access to records in the event of an LPA audit.
Property risk assessments and farm biosecurity plans can be completed entirely digitally rather than on a printed template.
More information about the new digital options step-by-step guide: create and upload documents to your lpa account
Alternately, some producers find that keeping clear notes in a diary or record book works well. Others keep their records within their farm management software programs, or computer spreadsheets.
Regardless of the method, it is important that all relevant management activities are accurately and clearly recorded.
Should you be required to participate in an LPA audit, your LPA records will be reviewed by an auditor, so it’s important to make sure they are accurate and up to date.