LPA QA Rules and Standards

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LPA QA operates under Rules and Standards agreed to and maintained by the LPA Advisory Committee (LPAAC).

LPA QA accreditation for Cattle producers equates to Cattlecare Accreditation. Similarly, Sheep producers seeking LPA QA accreditation become Flockcare Accredited. Accredited producers are required to operate in accordance with the Rules Governing the Use of the Cattlecare and/or Flockcare Programs.

Rules

The Rules for CATTLECARE and Flockcare set the requirements for participation in the LPA QA.

CATTLECARE

Select the options below to view the previous Rules (Issue 1), new Rules (Issue 2) or a marked up copy highlighting the changes.

Flockcare

Select the options below to view the previous Rules (Issue 2), new Rules (Issue 3) or a marked up copy highlighting the changes.

LPA QA Standards

The LPA QA Standards apply to both cattle and sheep producers. The Standards consist of three core modules: Food Safety Management (LPA Level 1), Systems Management and Livestock Management.

In turn each module comprises five (5) Elements as outlined below.

Module 1: Food Safety Management

  1. Property risk assessment
  2. Safe and responsible animal treatments
  3. Stock foods, fodder crops, grain and pasture treatments
  4. Preparation for dispatch of livestock
  5. Livestock transactions and movements

Module 2: Systems Management

  1. Training
  2. Internal auditing and document control
  3. Quality Records
  4. Document Control
  5. Chemical Inventory

Module 3: Livestock Management

  1. Livestock Husbandry and preparation
  2. Livestock handling facilities
  3. Livestock Transport
  4. Animal Welfare
  5. Accredited Livestock

The LPA QA Standards are reviewed and updated from time to time. A copy of the current LPA QA Standards can be accessed below:

The LPA QA Rules and Standards form part of the LPA On Farm QA Manual. To download a copy of the LPA On Farm QA Manual click here


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