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National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS)

The cattle feedlot industry considers that effective management of environmental, animal welfare and food safety issues is not only essential for sustainable agricultural production but ensures the sustainability of farming for future generations.

The cattle feedlot industry considers that effective management of environmental, animal welfare and food safety issues is not only essential for sustainable agricultural production but ensures the sustainability of farming for future generations.  These issues are managed through the industry’s quality assurance program, the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS).  This scheme was the first agriculturally based quality assurance scheme implemented in Australia and was developed to ensure that every accredited feedlot met legislative requirements and exceeded community expectations. 

It is managed by state Governments and industry representatives and is recognised under various state legislations. Under the scheme, feedlots are independently audited each year to ensure compliance with environment, food safety, product integrity and animal welfare legislation.