Once the cattle are delivered into overseas markets, they remain in our supply chain until final processing takes palace. All in-market facilities where livestock are housed is independently audited by third-party auditors to look at the facility, infrastructure, and staff animal handling techniques.
These audits are then provided to the Australian Government for approval. Australia is the only country to have made this a requirement of the livestock export trade. Indonesia was the first country to have the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) brought in. ESCAS ensures that animals are only moving through the third party facilities that are independently audited to the World Animal Health (OIE) certifications. ESCAS covers animal health and welfare standards once Australian animals are delivered in market.