PCAS Eligible Cattle
Under PCAS the general rule is that intoduced cattle from non-certified properties are not eligible. The only exemption to this rule exist in relation to vendor bred cattle.
Cattle from non-certified properties can become PCAS certified provided that the following are fulfilled:
- the cattle satisfy the Vendor Bred Cattle defintion; and
- a Non-Certified Supplier Declaration is completed
PCAS Vendor Bred Cattle Definition
Under PCAS a Vendor Bred animal is defined as cattle whose first sale is onto a Certified Pasturefed PIC or a property prior to Certification, that is less than 18 months old and has been raised in a manner that is consistent with the PCAS Standards from birth to sale.
The important requirements of this defintion are:
- That it must be the cattles first sale.
- At the sale the cattle must be less than 18 months old; and
- The cattle must have been Raised in a Manner Consistent with PCAS Standards
Non-Certified Supplier Declaration
Producers that purchase PCAS eligible vendor bred cattle need to get the vendor to complete a Non-Certified Supplier Declaration. This document allows for the breeder of the cattle to assure that there have not been any practices or treatments to the cattle, that are inconsistent with the PCAS Standards.