Industry Resources

Is the Animal Fit To Load?

An updated guide to help producers, agents, buyers and transporters decide if an animal is fit to be loaded for transport by road or rail has been released by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

The 2019 edition of the national guide, Is the animal fit to load?, includes new content to ensure best practice animal welfare when preparing, loading and delivering cattle, sheep and goats.

To download the guide or to order a hard copy, visit:

Transport Chain of Responsibility

If you sell or buy livestock at saleyards, own or work in a saleyard or transport livestock to/from saleyards then you are likely to be in the transport chain of responsibility.

ALMA has developed resources to provide guidance to all saleyard stakeholders.

To get your free digital copy of the COR101 handbook CLICK HERE.

The development of these resources was made possible by funding provided by the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative.

Managing Effluent in the Livestock Supply Chain

The Managing Effluent in the Livestock Supply Chain RICP is a practical guide that assists livestock transporters and parties in the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) to comply with their primary duty and other obligations under the HVNL relevant to managing livestock effluent during road transport.

The Managing Effluent in the Livestock Supply Chain RICP is freely available to all heavy vehicle operators and supply chain parties and like any Registered Industry Code of Practice, can also be used in court as evidence of known risks and control methods.

Click here to download a PDF version
Australian Livestock Markets Association Corporate Strategic Plan 2023 Revision

Click here to download a copy of the ALMA Corporate Strategic Plan


Ever been confused with all the livestock industry terminology out there? Check out this handy glossary

Industry Groups

ALMA works across the nation to ensure the voice of our industry is heard. This work involves committees, working groups, advisory groups, regular engagement with government departments and industry stakeholders and time and issue specific collaboration. Some of these groups include;

Safemeat SAFEMEAT - a partnership between government and industry

Animal Health Australia Animal Health Australia

Animal Angels Welcome to Animals' Angels Australia (

Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALTRA) Representing hard-working road transport companies based in regional Australia (

AUSVETPLAN AUSVETPLAN - Animal Health Australia

Australian Beef Sustainability Framework The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework

Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association (ALPA) ALPA

Integrity systems Company About ISC

Meat and Livestock Australia - serving red meat and livestock producers

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator NHVR

National Livestock Identification System NLIS | Australia's system for identification and traceability of livestock

Red Meat Advisory Council RMAC

Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Home - DAFF (

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland | Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland (

Department of Primary Industries NSW NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia (

Agriculture Victoria Home | Agriculture Victoria

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA About the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (

Northern Territory Government Agriculture | NT.GOV.AU

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