Produce Certified Lowline Beef
What is Certified Lowline Beef?
Certified Lowline Beef (CLB) is a term used by Australian Lowline cattle producers who have entered into an agreement with the Australian Lowline Cattle Association (ALCA) to promote their beef. Eligibility to join the programme and market your beef as Certified Lowline Beef is determined by the signing of and adherence to the CLB Producers Agreement.
To enter into an agreement, producers must be current members of ALCA and their beef must be able to be traceable by DNA and parent verification processes. This provides a guarantee of quality for the consumer and a product management tool (to help identify the best beef producing genetics) for producer.
What are the benefits of becoming a Certified Lowline Beef producer?
By signing a Producers Agreement you are provided with an ideal opportunity to network with other CLB members and advertise via the ALCA website. CLB producers also are able to use the trademarked logo and other advertising materials. In today’s world, there are many avenues and opportunities for the smaller producer to enter the beef industry. The programme is ideal for this but also caters for the larger commercial producer who is using registered Lowline bulls in their breeding programme. The Lowline bull not only solves problem calving and frame size issues but improves carcase traits – all of which are factors impacting profit margins in the cattle industry today.
For further information and to obtain a CLB producers information kit please contact ALCA office
The full Lowline and CLB story is available in the recently released book, AUSTRALIAN LOWLINE
For further reading please also see:
Join the Beef Supply Chain
What Chefs, Butchers, Consumers and Producers have to say
Lowline beef snags SE buyers – Burrungule Boutique Beef (Stock Journal article by Catherine Miller)
Cloudbreak Lowlines – Eungella Beef
Geelong East Butcher selling Certified Lowline Beef
Australian Lowline Beef Producers – Mandy & Kel Tennent (by ABC Rural: Lara Webster)
2014 Journal article – Steering Away from Bulls
2014 Journal article – Steer Costs Stacks up for Home Kill
2012 Journal article – Old Fashioned Lowline Corned Beef Recipe