WE'RE 'Raising the Steaks' across the country this June to kick off the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS), and you're invited.
ALFA, alongside MLA and AUS-MEAT, is planning a national Raising the Steaks Day barbecue event on June 26 and is inviting all NFAS accredited feedlots across Australia to get involved by holding a staff BBQ at their site to stop and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Australian grain-fed beef industry's quality assurance system, NFAS, which underpins the integrity of our industry.
ALFA is encouraging feedlots to register for the event to receive a Raising the Steaks Day pack, which will include merchandise for use at their barbecue event along with information on how they can share moments from their event via social media with the event hashtag #raisingthesteaks and how to join in on the national event socially.
One of ALFA's strategic objectives is to ensure the Australian feedlot industry maintains its reputation for good animal husbandry practices through identifying and addressing opportunities to improve the health and welfare of Australia's grain fed cattle, as so ALFA is running two series of workshops across the coming months.
In June we will be running a workshop series on effective team communication. The workshop will aim to upskill your team by building upon your team's interpersonal skills to create effective communication flows and promote a greater team culture.
Following this, ALFA will be delivering a series of workshops in September on managing summer heat in feedlots. As we know, excessive heat can have major impacts on cattle health, welfare and productivity, so it's important that lotfeeders are abreast of updates in animal husbandry practices and advances in technology that will help lot feeding operations mitigate any risks, particularly as we head into the summer months.
As we get closer to SMARTBEEF in October, ALFA has launched its Annual Recognition of Excellence Program. ALFA's vision is to see an Australian cattle feedlot industry that attracts, retains and grows a professional skilled workforce through the recognition of business and individual excellence and as a result has refi ned the industry awards on offer and packaged them together as the ALFA Annual Recognition of Excellence Program, providing a consistent approach to recognising and promoting business and individual excellence in the lotfeeding industry.
With all these exciting things on it really does pay to be a member of ALFA and with the new membership year just around the corner, there is no better time to apply!
The new ALFA membership year commences on July 1, 2019 and a subscription to the industry representative body covers a 12-month membership.
There are a number of membership categories available including feedlot, associate, student and platinum - all providing considerable membership benefits including discounted tickets to events and courses and receiving relevant communiques to stay abreast of feedlot matters.
- . For more information on Raising the Steak Day, workshops, awards or membership see the ALFA website.