Cattle Council announce Thomas Foods International joins ‘PCAS’


4 April 2017


Cattle Council Australia is pleased to announce that Australia’s largest 100% family owned meat processing company Thomas Foods International has joined the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS).

Cattle Council of Australia president Howard Smith said “The signing of the Thomas Foods International to PCAS is a great step forward for the program”

“This signing continues to demonstrate that processors and producers are working together to ensure full integrity of the grassfed products delivered to consumers” Mr Smith said.

PCAS is an assurance program that enables the industry to prove claims relating to pasturefed or grassfed production methods. Underpinning PCAS are the PCAS Standards which govern the on-farm feed requirements and traceability of the cattle as well as pre-slaughter handling practices which influence eating quality.

Thomas Foods International Chief Executive Darren Thomas said “Thomas Foods International is proud of our global reputation for high quality produce”.

“We see our membership of PCAS as further validation of the strict quality assurance protocols we undertake from the farmgate to the plate.”

“Obtaining PCAS is also in line with our company’s ongoing support of our national suppliers and reflects the increasing global demand we are seeing for high quality pasturefed cattle.”


What is PCAS?

PCAS was developed by Cattle Council as an assurance program that enables the industry to prove claims relating to pasturefed or grassfed production methods. Find out more at

About Thomas Foods International

Thomas Foods International processes on average 120,000 sheep, goats and lambs per week and 5000 cattle across the group for national markets and 85 overseas destinations. Product is sourced from farms across Australia then processed and packaged at facilities in SA and NSW with distribution hubs in Adelaide, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Darwin and in the United States.

For further details contact Margo Andrae on or 0404836631



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