First cat­tle feed gains PCAS mark of ap­proval

Central and North Burnett Times - - FENCE POST -

GRAINCORP Liq­uid Feeds is the first ap­proved feed man­u­fac­turer to join the Pas­turefed Cat­tle As­sur­ance Sys­tem Ap­proved sup­ple­ments scheme.

Feed man­u­fac­tur­ers are now able to sup­ply PCAS-Ap­proved feed and for­age prod­ucts to pro­duc­ers.

PCAS is an as­sur­ance pro­gram de­vel­oped by the Cat­tle Coun­cil of Aus­tralia to de­ter­mine feed pro­duc­tion stan­dards.

Un­der PCAS stan­dards, man­u­fac­tur­ers must prove cat­tle have ac­cess to open pas­ture, fully trace­able and free from growth hor­mones.

Cat­tle Coun­cil pres­i­dent Howard Smith said the ap­proved sup­ple­ment scheme would make things more trans­par­ent for PCAS pro­duc­ers.

“The PCAS Ap­proved scheme was de­vel­oped to make it clear for all pro­duc­ers what feed and for­age prod­ucts are el­i­gi­ble for use un­der PCAS,” Mr Smith said.

“GLF is the first feed man­u­fac­turer to be ap­proved un­der the new sys­tem and it’s a sign of great things to come as PCAS con­tin­ues to grow.”

Jeremy Mel­loy, the na­tional busi­ness man­ager for Liq­uid Feeds, said GLF was sup­port­ive of PCAS and the sup­ple­ments scheme.

“GLF strongly sup­ports the Cat­tle Coun­cil ini­tia­tive to pro­vide pro­duc­ers with qual­ity-as­sur­ance pro­grams such as PCAS to en­sure a sus­tain­able fu­ture for the Aus­tralian beef in­dus­try,” Mr Mel­loy said.

PASS MUSTER: GLF has been PCAS ap­proved.

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