CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
The National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) is an independently audited quality assurance program for the Australian lotfeeding industry that was initiated by the Australian Lot Feeders' Association (ALFA) and is managed by AUS-MEAT through the Feedlot Industry Accreditation Committee (FLIAC).
The purpose of NFAS is to provide a Quality System for beef feedlots:
that will impact positively on product integrity, quality and acceptability; and
for which lot feeders maintain responsibility.
The mission of NFAS is to ensure the Australian beef feedlot industry demonstrates a responsive feedlot management program for continual improvement, particularly in relation to cattle welfare and the environment, whilst guaranteeing the safety and integrity of grain fed beef.
NFAS was officially launched mid-1994 and last celebrated upon its ten-year anniversary in 2004.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
ALFA will run two separate events between June & October 2019 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of NFAS.
The two events will allow all particiapnts in the grain fed beef supply chain the opportunity to get involved in the celebrations.
ALFA is proud to showcase the history and strong future of NFAS.
'RAISING THE STEAKS' NATIONAL BBQ
A national coordinated brunch/lunch/dinner BBQ event held at NFAS Accredited feedlots across Australia to celebrate NFAS’s 25th Anniversary.
Share your BBQ on social by tagging @grainfedbeef and using the hashtags #RaisingTheSteaks #NFAS25Years
LAUNCH OF THE GRAIN FED BEEF WEBSITE
ALFA is developing, in consultation with industry partners AUS-MEAT and MLA, a dedicated website and social profile for Australian Grain Fed Beef which will help industry to highlight the positive attributes of the grain fed beef production system and dispel inaccurate claims made surrounding the production of grain fed beef product.
The launch of this new platform is due to take place in August 2019.
2-4 OCT 2019
The celebrations will come to a climax at ALFA's industry conference, SMARTBEEF 2019, being held in Dalby Queensland on 2-4 October 2019.
The Welcome Function on 2 October 2019 will showcase the highlights from the entire program of events throughout 2019 and will include a number of VIP's that have helped shape NFAS over the past 25 years.