Product Integrity

Photo: Pete Frater – Sutton, NSW


The integrity of Australian beef is underpinned by our ability to demonstrate we have taken all necessary steps to ensure our product is clean, healthy, safe, ethical and of the highest quality.

Cattle Council plays a key role in ensuring Australian grassfed cattle producers have robust systems in place to demonstrate our provenance and is working with service providers, including Meat & Livestock Australia, the Integrity Systems Company and Safe Meat to constantly refine and improve these systems.

Cattle Council also has a role in ensuring producer levies are spent in an accountable way with all service providers including MLA and the National Residue survey. 

Key Initatives

Integrity Systems Company

The Integrity Systems Company operates the red meat food safety measures, quality assurance system and traceability from paddock to plate to guarantee the integrity of Australian beef. Read More

National Vendor Declarations

NVD communicates the food safety and treatment status of every animal every time it moves along the value chain – between properties, to saleyards, or to processors.  Read more


SAFEMEAT promotes Australia’s best practice management systems to ensure customers can be confident in the quality and safety of Australian Beef.
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National Residue Survey

Cattle Council holds a key role in ensuring levies committed to the National Residue Survey are used effectively and provides input into the overall functionality of the NRS. Read about it here.

Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS)

PCAS is an on-farm assurance program that supports raising claims relating to pasturefed or grassfed production methods. 
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Industry Systems and Food Safety Working Groups

Industry systems and food safety policy is a key working area for Cattle Council with integrity systems a priority for our Policy Council. Read more



Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System – What’s involved?

Producers across Australia have shown considerable interest in the new Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) since it was launched. Premiums of 10 to 20 c/kg have seen by early-adopter processors.

Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System – from Certification to Maintaining PCAS Standards

Cattle Council, Jon Condon from Beef Central and Geoff Teys from Teys Meats discuss the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System. Topics include how to gain certification, what does it cost and meeting the PCAS standards.