The Australian Grain Fed cattle industry through the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme, administers the certification and specification for minimum standards for Grain Fed Beef.
Cattle slaughtered and processed as Grain Fed must be sourced from a feedlot accredited with the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) and audited by AUS-MEAT. All cattle from accredited feedlots must have the necessary NFAS Delivery Documents at time of slaughter. Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS) are the responsible organisation for the administration of declaration/documents on plant.
AUS-MEAT is the organisation responsible for post-slaughter monitoring of Grain Fed product. Carcases eligible for Grain Fed Certification must comply with the following criteria for meat quality assessments.