Prepare for Audit


Producer Standard

Producer Standard

This Producer Standard includes the criteria for beef and lamb production (Section 3) against which the herd / flock will be assessed.

It replaces the previous Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Standard, Revision 01 of 2010.

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Preparation Checklist

Preparation Checklist

This preparation checklist is provided to help you prepare for the Bord Bia farm inspection and to reduce time required on the day.

This is not a complete list of all requirements of the Scheme but only a collection of some of the common areas that require attention.

Please read the Producer Standard to become familiar with all the requirements.

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Summary of New Requirements

Summary of New Requirements

This document outlines key differences in the new SBLAS standard, when compared to the old Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme.

This is a guide only and the SBLAS Producer Standard should be referred for each requirement.

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Farm Book

Farm Book

7 sets of record templates have been provided for you here.

Records may be maintained in this farmbook or in any other acceptable format such as computer based records.

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1 Feed Purchase Record (Blank Template)

1 Feed Purchase Record (Blank Template)

This record should be used to record all feed purchases including those from feed mills, co-op stores etc, as well as farm to farm purchases of cereal and other fodder.

Notes:
• Farmers engaged in home mixing must be registered with DAFM (where specified feed ingredients are incorporated) and with Bord Bia.

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2 Own Farm Feeds Record 2017 (Blank Template)

2 Own Farm Feeds Record 2017 (Blank Template)

Indicate which feeds are intended to be fed to each of the categories of animals (as relevant) on your farm during the year.

Notes:
• Farmers engaged in home mixing must be registered with DAFM (where specified feed ingredients are incorporated) and with Bord Bia.
• For home mixing farmers must record every ingredient used in on-farm mixing.
• All on-farm mixes only need to be recorded once.
• Clearly identify the intended group of animals to receive each mix.

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3 Animal Health Plan 2017 (Blank Template)

3 Animal Health Plan 2017 (Blank Template)

1. When completed each year, this Animal Health Plan will help to demonstrate that remedies are used responsibly on the farm and only in conjunction with good planning.
2. Indicate for which periods activities are planned for each group of animals during the year.
3. Tick all relevant boxes for each group of animals intended to be treated in this period.
4. Please put date Animal Health Plan is completed in the spaces provided at top
5. Before completing the Health Plan please review the previous year’s Health Plan and Herd Health Status

Notes:
• This record should be supported by the prescriptions, remedy purchases and remedy use records.
• Please use the blank spaces for additional activities planned.

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4 Animal Mortality and Significant Health Issues Record (Blank Template)

4 Animal Mortality and Significant Health Issues Record (Blank Template)

1. This record can be used to record animal mortalities and significant health events such as abortions, disease incidences including respiratory disease, salmonellosis, leptospirosis, blackleg, BVD etc.
2. It should be reviewed annually before completing the Animal Health Plan.

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5 Animal Remedy Purchase Record (Blank Template)

5 Animal Remedy Purchase Record (Blank Template)

1. Correct completion of this record will demonstrate the responsible sourcing of remedies in accordance with the legislation.
2. Farmers must complete records of remedies purchases. This can be done on computer or using a manual record such as this record.

Notes:
• This record should be supported by the prescriptions and remedy use records.
• Please use the blank spaces for additional information.

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6 Animal Remedy Usage Record (Blank Template)

6 Animal Remedy Usage Record (Blank Template)

1. Correct completion of this record will demonstrate the responsible use of remedies in accordance with the legislation. Farmers must retain records of all remedies usage. This can be done on computer or using a manual record such as this record.
2. Where an individual animal is treated, the identity of the animal must be clearly documented (tag number, freeze brand, other).
3. Where the remedy is administered to a group of animals, it must be possible to clearly identify each animal in the group (e.g. all calves born Jan 1 - Mar 31 only) from the relevant Herd Register.
4. Insert the date of end of withdrawal period. A common mistake is to insert the number of withdrawal days (e.g. 28 days). This is not in compliance with the rules of the scheme or with legislation and it could result in animals/milk being accidentally supplied for consumption with remedy residues present.
5. Insert the reason for treatment of the animal(s) in the Condition Treated column (Optional).
6. This record should be supported by the prescriptions and remedy purchases records.

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7 Pesticide Application Record (Blank Template)

7 Pesticide Application Record (Blank Template)

1. Correct completion of this record will demonstrate the responsible use of pesticides in accordance with legislation.
2. Pesticides must only be used for the purpose for which they have been authorised and in accordance with the label instructions.
3. Any person applying professional use pesticides on-farm must be registered with DAFM as a professional user (PU).
4. Orchard or boom sprayers used on-farm must be inspected and certified by DAFM.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

This document outlines some of the common questions and queries farmers have for us regards the scheme.

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Bord Bia - USDA Process Verified Program Information for Farmer Suppliers

Bord Bia - USDA Process Verified Program Information for Farmer Suppliers

This link provides information for Farmer suppliers on The Bord Bia Process Verified Points (PVP) Program

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Requirements for Members

Requirements for Members

This document provides an explanation of all requirements certified members of all Bord Bia schemes are required to adhere too.

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