Yards get EU rat­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - FEATURE -

THE Fe­bru­ary All Breeds Steer Sale will see both Euro­pean Union ac­cred­ited cat­tle and non-EU cat­tle sold.

Biggen­den Sa­le­yards be­came EU-ac­cred­ited in May last year and is the only EU sa­le­yard in the Wide Bay Bur­nett. Ac­cred­i­ta­tion al­lows the sa­le­yards to sell EU scheme and non-EU scheme cat­tle.

Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty’s Lance Whi­taker said EU ac­cred­i­ta­tion was some­thing Biggen­den Sa­le­yards had wanted to do for some time.

“Be­com­ing an EU sa­le­yards is an in-depth process but it is some­thing we are now very proud of,” he said.

“We see this as an­other op­tion we can of­fer our ven­dors and an­other way to en­sure the best re­turns for our clients.”

EU scheme cat­tle are from prop­er­ties where the owner has un­der­taken the ac­cred­i­ta­tion process and features (in gen­eral terms) no use of hor­monal growth pro­motant, full life­time trace­abil­ity and cat­tle bred by the ven­dor or from an­other EU-ac­cred­ited prop­erty.

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