The SFMCA operates FeedSafe® as the Quality Assurance Accreditation Program for the Australian stock feed industry.
All full (active manufacturer) members of the SFMCA are be required to comply with FeedSafe® to retain their Association membership. The central aspect of FeedSafe® is a Code of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), which has been developed in conjunction with the Chief Veterinary Officers within each State, and the final document has Primary Industries Ministerial Council endorsement.
FeedSafe® requires feed manufacturers to meet minimum standards in relation to:
To obtain FeedSafe® accreditation, feed manufacturers are required to undergo annual site audits, these being conducted by independent third party auditors.
FeedSafe® is a program aimed at increasing the commitment of the Australian stock feed industry to quality assurance and risk mitigation in the manufacture and use of animal feeds. The SFMCA through FeedSafe® has recognised the need for a broader industry approach to feed and food safety and is providing greater security of supply to Australia’s livestock industries. Feed manufacturers are required to implement HACCP as part of their accreditation.
The Compass Liquid Minerals range of products contain a wide range of key elements required by all livestock, however, some elements are more bio-available than others. To increase the nutrient uptake and utilization of these elements, Compass Feeds uses a natural Fulvic compound to aid nutrient bonding. Fulvic Acid enhances the availability of nutrients and makes them more readily absorbable. The compound also prepares minerals to react with cells and allows minerals to inter-act with each other, breaking them down to the simplest ionic forms chelated by the Fulvic Acid Electrolyte. Fulvic Acid assists every stage of cellular metabolism and is nature’s most powerful electrolyte.
Compass Liquid Minerals manufactures a small range of liquid and soluble products (please refer here for more information on each product). We also have the ability to manufacture customized batches which are blended specifically to each customer’s requirements. Once formulated and manufactured the formulation is the sole property of the client. Customized Liquid Minerals are formulated under instruction from the client based on known farm or area nutrient profiles, and can be highly effective when used as part of a complete farm strategy.
Our Liquid Minerals range is small but effective and comprises the following:
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