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Aussie beef farming
Australian Beef Farmers

People of lot feeding

Cattle Farmers Australia

Who might you find at a feedlot?

The Australian feedlot industry employs nearly 2,000 full time equivalent employees. The feedlot sector values a workforce
that is skilled and places importance on providing best practice education and training for feedlot employees.

There are six  key areas of employment on Australian feedlots:

Livestock Team
Feeding & Milling Team
Office & Administration Team
Maintenance Team
Environment & Farming Team

To explore career opportunities in lot feeding 
visit Feedlot TECH

Who represents Australian lot feeders?

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is the peak industry body for the feedlot industry in Australia and represents Australian lot feeders.

ALFA’s mission is to lead the industry in a manner that fosters excellence and integrity; improves the feedlot business environment; and ensures its community standing.

ALFA has created this website on behalf of Australian grain fed beef farmers to provide consumers an understanding of how Australian grain fed beef is produced and who produces it.

ALFA works closely with other governing bodies such as AUS-MEAT and the Australian Government to ensure the standards of the industry through the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme are upheld and Australia’s reputation of producing ‘clean, green, safe meat’ is maintained.

Since its inception, ALFA has implemented a number of significant industry initiatives, and a number of these are outlined below.

The National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS)

When ALFA helped develop NFAS, it was the first quality assurance program implemented in Australian agriculture. It requires every accredited feedlot to be independently audited on an annual basis to ensure they comply with animal welfare, environmental, product integrity and food safety legislation.


Meat Standards Australia (MSA)

ALFA was the primary driver behind the development and implementation of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) eating quality assurance scheme for beef.

Meat Standard

Grain Fed Beef Standards and Specifications

ALFA established a series of minimum standards and specifications for ‘grain fed’ beef that were subsequently incorporated into the AUS-MEAT Language (trading language).

Aus Meat

National Beef Cattle Feedlot Environmental Code of Practice and National Guidelines for Beef Cattle Feedlots

ALFA developed the Code of Practice to provide nationally consistent minimum requirements for the establishment and operation of feedlots from an environmental perspective. The Guidelines provide ‘guidance’ on how the Code of Practice requirements may be achieved.


To find out more about the representative body for Australian grain fed beef producers visit Australian Lot Feeders’ Association

Australian Grain Fed Beef
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