Australian Red Meat industry Supply Chain Information Standards


Finishing - grain

Grain Finishing takes place in a feedlot, where animals are placed in an enclosure and given feed rations to maximise live weight gain. Feedlots allow for greater flexibility and control over feeding the animals as well as allows producers to meet a greater market for the livestock.

Data flow diagrams

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Cattle- The Cattle to be fed. Grain- Feed. Water- Water.

Cattle- The cattle to be fed. Head. Grain- Feed. Kilograms. Water-Water. Litre.

Cattle fed.

• Approximately 34% of Australia’s beef is grain fed at feedlots.

• Meat Standards Australia • Australian Lot Feeders’ Association • Cattle Council of Australia • Meat and Livestock Australia