Farms must be EUCAS accredited if they want to produce animals that can be used to produce meat for export to the EU. A farm is an area of land covered by a single Property Identification Code (PIC) under State or Territory legislation. To obtain a PIC please contact your local state representative.
The following documents relate to EUCAS accreditation for farms:
This document outlines the rules of the EUCAS and provides general administrative instructions to those delegated to administer the scheme:
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Application for accreditation
Non-EU breeding animals
EUCAS accredited producers may seek departmental approval for Non-EUCAS animals to be brought onto an EU PIC for the purposes of breeding. All Non-EU breeding animals must be HGP free and will not be eligible for EU status. Non-EU breeding females remain in the system as not eligible for the EU, but their offspring will be eligible.
The Non-EU females must have been born and bred on the farm of origin, be properly NLIS identified and attested to be HGP free. The Non-EU breeding bulls must be HGP free. You may purchase cows, heifers or pregnant females but cows with calves at foot are not permitted.
Agistment guidelines for EUCAS Cattle
The following documents set out the requirements for agisting EUCAS cattle:
Additional EUCAS forms
Audit strategy for farms
List of Accredited Farms