Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System: What's involved? Join our webinar!

Producers across eastern Australia have shown considerable interest in the new Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) since it was launched recently.

More than 200 producers and other stakeholders from as far away as Alice Springs and western Victoria attended the first PCAS producer workshop in Naracoorte, SA. Similar early workshops have now been held in Central Queensland.

In response to the widespread interest in the PCAS program, Beef Central has again teamed with FutureBeef to hold a one-hour webinar information session on the subject on Thursday 4 July, starting at 1.30 pm (Qld time).

Full details on the program and the easy webinar registration process will be published on Beef Central early next week.

The new Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System is designed to deliver a robust, internationally-recognised standard to which ‘grassfed’ and ‘natural’ brand claims can be attached.

Premiums of 10-20c/kg have already been discussed by early-adopter processors.

In the upcoming webinar, stakeholders will learn about:

  • The purpose of the PCAS program and what it covers
  • What’s involved in becoming PCAS-accredited
  • Understanding the annual audit process
  • Allowable feed inputs, cattle purchases.

The webinar process allows for easy interaction with the presenters, and will include a lengthy question and answer session with participants.

Guest presenters will be PCAS program coordinator Angela Schuster and Teys Australia Livestock General manager Geoff Teys, with the program hosted by Beef Central’s Jon Condon and FutureBeef’s John James.

They will outline the purposes of the PCAS program; why it was introduced by Cattle Council of Australia; the audit process and what’s involved in compliance; the ‘ins and outs’ of allowable feedstuffs under a pasture fed standard; allowable cattle movements from non-PCAS properties and other information of value to stakeholders considering joining the program.

Who should register?

This event is for anyone involved along the beef supply chain including producers, processors, brand managers, supply chain managers, agents, consultants and consumers.

The session will be recorded and a link will be sent to all stakeholders who register. So if you can’t attend on the day, you won’t miss out.

By Beef Central