European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme EUCAS
?????The European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme (EUCAS) is a national animal production scheme that guarantees full traceability of all animals?through the? National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), linking individual animal identification to a central database. EUCAS allows Australia to meet the European Union (EU) market requirements for beef by segregating cattle that have never been treated with hormonal growth promotants (HGPs) at any time.
EUCAS accredited farms are audited on both a random and targeted basis. EUCAS feedlots and saleyard are audited annually and their ongoing accreditation depends on a successful audit. If a farm, feedlot or saleyard are found not?to be complying with the requirements of the scheme?the?Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment??reserves the right to revoke their accreditation.?
For?information on EUCAS?phone the toll free helpline Monday to Friday AEST (8am—4pm) on 1800?305?544 or?email the EUCAS Coordinator.
For further information?on the NLIS?phone 1800 654 743 or visit Meat and Livestock Australia’s website.