LPAS - Grain Fed Lamb

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LPAS - Grain Fed Lamb


Background:

The Livestock Production Accreditation Scheme (LPAS) administers the certification and specification requirements for Grain Fed Lamb and Hogget.

All grain fed lambs must be sourced from a Livestock Production System that is accredited by AUS-MEAT under the LPAS for Grain Fed Lamb and Hogget and must comply with the following feeding and carcase criteria as specified in the AUS-MEAT language.

 

GRAIN FED LAMB Symbol GF
Lamb Category Only
Number of Days on Feed 35
Age 0 Permanent Incisors
Minimum Fat Class 2 (>5mm)
Minimum Weight Class 18 (>16kg)
The lambs must have been fed for not less than 35 days on ration containing a Metabolisable energy (ME) content not less than 10 megajoules (Mj) of ME per kg of dry matter and a crude protein (CP) content of not less than 12%.

 

GRAIN FED HOGGET Symbol GF
Hogget Category Only
Number of Days on Feed 35
Age 1 - 2 Permanent Incisors
Minimum Fat Class 2 (>5mm)
Minimum Weight Class 20 (>18kg)
The hoggets must have been fed for not less than 35 days on ration containing a Metaboliseable energy (ME) content not less than 10 megajoules (Mj) of ME per kg of dry matter and a crude protein (CP) content of not less than 12%.

 

Certification:

A prerequisite to LPAS certification is ensuring that the enterprise can demonstrate that the enterprise can demonstrate that relevant approvals are in place for the facility from the State or Local Authority.

In addition, LPA QA (Flockcare) accreditiation is also a prerequisite to progressing LPAS certification.  Information on LPA QA (Flockcare) is available here.

An LPAS Delivery Docket at the time of slaughter must accompany all lamb or hoggets slaughtered, processed or described as Grain Fed.  The LPAS Delivery Docket must be signed by an approved LPAS QA officer.  On plant administration of these Delcarations/Dockets remain the responsibility of the Department of Agriculture.

AUS-MEAT is responsible for post slaughter monitoring of Grain Fed Lamb and Hogget product description utilising existing systems and quality assurance programs.

 

Further Information:

For further information on LPAS, contact:

LPAS Accreditation
AUS-MEAT Limited
PO Box 3403, Tingalpa DC 4273
Phone: +61 7 3361 9200
E-mail: ausmeat@ausmeat.com.au

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