The Western Australian beef industry

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Soft infrastructure

WA live cattle and beef products are underpinned by world-class, evidence-based quality assurance systems that ensure identification and traceability, product integrity, and animal and welfare health status.

These systems include the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), Livestock Product Assurance (LPA), National Residue Sampling Program (NRS), Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS), AUSMEAT standards for meat processing, Meat Standards Australia (MSA), Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) and national and state-based animal health professional networks (including NATA accredited animal health laboratories).

These systems are enhanced by commercial companies and enterprises that operate quality assurance programs and market specification driven branded products.

WA has many supply chains for both domestic and export products, and the relative scale of the industry lends itself to relatively short supply chains from production to end-user.

This in turn enables potential investors to more readily influence market specifications and product lines suited to their customers.

Contact information

Rebecca Butcher
+61 (0)8 9651 0540
Trevor Price
+61 (0)8 9166 4026