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PBA Feeds to supply custom feeds to PCAS producers

6 March 2017

PBA Feeds will give producers under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System more options when it comes to feeding their cattle, after being approved to provide custom feeds under the Approved supplements scheme.

Cattle Council of Australia president Howard Smith said the approved supplement scheme was working and of great value to PCAS producers.

“PCAS producers needed more clarity on what feed and forage products they could feed their livestock under the system.”

“The Approved supplements scheme provides this clarity,” Mr Smith said.

“PBA Feeds are now providing the opportunity for PCAS producers to have their feed custom-made with the peace of mind that it is eligible under the PCAS Standards.”

General Manager of PBA Feeds Andrea Brodie said it was a natural step for the company to offer customised feeds for PCAS producers.

“PBA Feeds has been delivering Feedsafe accredited supplements for 10 years and we have always aimed to offer products that suit our customers’ situation.

“When PCAS was introduced, it was only natural that we moved into customising our supplements to meet the requirements of the system,” Ms Brodie said.

Ms Brodie said PBA Feeds standard Hylick range has been covering the main concerns for customers but they have always offered customised supplements to address specific animal health issues.

“Our head nutritionist, Steve Mantova, regularly works with customers on farm to work out the best solution for their herd,” Ms Brodie said.

“We are pleased that the Cattle Council of Australia has now introduced an approved scheme and we are excited to be able to deliver another range of products to meet our customers’ requirements.”

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What is PCAS?

PCAS was developed by Cattle Council of Australia as an assurance program that enables the industry to prove claims relating to pasturefed or grassfed production methods. Find out more at http://www.pcaspasturefed.com.au/. Feed manufacturers are now able to supply ‘PCAS-Approved’ feed and forage products to producers through PCAS.

Who are PBA Feeds?

PBA Feeds’ wide range of stockfeeds includes loose lick paddock supplements, concentrates for on farm mixing, mineral mixes, protein meals, complete feeds and various soy & grain products. PBA Feeds can provide custom mixes to suit individual requirements and offers on-farm nutritional advice. Australian owned and operated, PBA Feeds is Feedsafe accredited and operates under an Australian Quality Assurance program. All products are manufactured to comply with the highest industry standards.

For further details contact Caitlin Boucher on commsmanager@cattlecouncil.com.au | 0405 567 991 | (02) 6269 5600

  

 

 

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