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About the Australian Red Meat Industry

The Australian Livestock industries are committed to producing safe, high-quality meat for customers around the world. We take particular pride in several areas:

A Rich History in Red Meat Production

Foundations laid over 200 years ago have helped the Australian Meat and Livestock industries evolve into the dynamic, progressive entity they are today. Combining the integrity of our ranchers and packers with the advantages of an unspoiled environment, Australian Red Meat is some of the highest quality available anywhere.

Advanced Ranch Management

Australian Ranchers are recognized around the world for their animal husbandry and ranch management techniques. The Australian Livestock industries take pride in their genetics and are at the forefront of technological advancements in livestock production efficiency. Australian Ranchers are also highly progressive in the areas of pasture improvement and water management.

A Meat Packing Leader

The Australian Meat packing sector is a world leader in red meat dressing and fabrication. Australian packing plants employ the latest technologies to ensure continued improvement in production efficiency without sacrificing quality or meat safety.

An Experienced Exporter

Australia has exported meat for more than a century. Focused on meeting customer specifications, the Australian Red Meat industry tailors production and packing to the needs of customers in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Safe and Wholesome Products

All Australian Export Meat packing plants are regulated by the Australian federal government through the Department of Agriculture. The Australia Department of Agriculture is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Mexican Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion (SAGARPA) to inspect and regulate Australian meat that is being exported to the North American market.

USDA, CFIA and SAGARPA ensure that the Australia Department of Agriculture carries out inspection services via on-plant Australian federal government inspectors. These inspectors ensure Australian plants maintain standards equivalent to United States, Canadian and Mexican domestic meat plants. In addition, USDA, CFIA and SAGARPA conduct regular audits of Australian Meat plants and individually license plants to produce meat for the North American market.