USA – Senate Inquiry Submission Into Grass-fed Cattle Levies & Disbursements

United Stockowners of           Australia     NSW OFFICE                 HEAD OFFICE                  NT OFFICE                     “WALLAROY”              75 ALDINGA ROAD        “NUTWOOD DOWNS”                    WARREN NSW 2824      WILLUNGA SA 5172     DALY WATERS NT 0852                  Committee Secretary Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Po Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600                                                                                                                       February 2014  […]

USA’s Submission to ABARES on: Implementation of improvements to the NLIS for sheep and goats


Overview:  The infectious desire by Government lawmakers to continually suffocate through interference in agricultural and grass-fed livestock businesses with excessive and restricting ‘Regulation’, that do little more than raise the cost of production, is one of the major reasons that agriculture and livestock businesses in Australia are uncompetitive and under severe stress, not only domestically, […]

Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) – Socialism or Crony-Capitalism ?


Opinion by Rob Wass Under a free-enterprise system, normal commercial circumstances determine that secondary businesses (processing or manufacturing) are required, using their own intelligence, to competitively source their own supply of the raw materials or product that they need for their business to have the ability to operate.  This is true of all processing or […]

LPA – The Seizing of Australian Grass-Fed Livestock Enterprises


We have often been asked by producers of grass-fed livestock about what can be done about the monopolistic restrictive trade practises that Aus-Meat Ltd have assumed thru their trademarked Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) scheme. There are avenues under the Restrictive Trade Practices and Monopolies provisions of the anti-trust Trade Practices Act and I will go […]

Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) – The Collective

Recently the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) committee under the Aus-Meat umbrella, owners of the ‘Trade Marked’ LPA logo (No – 976680 – Aus-Meat Limited), have declared that:  “As consumer scrutiny of the production of food grows, Australia’s beef producers are again being urged to commit to the industry’s Livestock Production Assurance program.  LPA is the […]

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