October 7, 2019
A voluntary program for beef producers aimed at providing certified quality assurance will be launched in the South Burnett on Thursday (October 10).
Healthy Beef Burnett is an initiative of the South Burnett Grazing Network.
It will be officially launched at a special function in the White Room at Kingaroy RSL Club from 6:00pm.
The project aims to provide assurance to customers – meat consumers, cattle processors and breeders – of the integrity of animals and meat originating from participating beef herds.
It will cover animal health and welfare, weeds, pest animals, feed and water supply.
The South Burnett Grazing Network says participants will undertake annual self-auditing.
They will be encouraged to liaise with other producers in the program, Biosecurity Queensland and their vets to share information about local biosecurity risks.
Healthy Beef Burnett is supported by both the State and Federal Agriculture departments.
The self-assessed quality assurance program will be based on monitoring of the health of livestock and facilities.
The program’s co-ordinator will issue a Statement of Participation every year to producers after inspecting records of the monitoring undertaken.
RSVP to the launch by Tuesday (October 8) to secretary Ian Crosthwaite on 0409-622-319 or by email