Elders Feeder Ready Program


A program tailored in response to feedlot and backgrounder demand.

This innovative program is designed to prepare cattle for backgrounding or feedlot entry, while maintaining industry-standard animal welfare protocols.


We want to guarantee suitability of cattle for feedlots through both traceability and tractability to the standard that the feedlots expect. We work closely with our livestock producers to make them more productive, more efficient and do it in a sustainable and ethical way.

- Rob Inglis, Elders Livestock Production Coordinator.

Our Livestock production programs are a complimentary service for our livestock clients (input costs such as vaccines excluded), while we also offer a fee-for-service option for non-Elders clients.


  • Program encourages industry best practice in line with supply chain and consumer expectations.
  • Encourage premiums for correctly weaned cattle
  • Provide a highly recognisable identification for correctly prepared cattle.


  • No less than 50 head per consignment
  • A Clostridial vaccination – primer and booster, with no more than eight weeks between doses
  • Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) vaccination*
  • Multimin Evolution injection
  • Yard weaned for a minimum of seven days


  • A qualified Elders representative will inspect the cattle post-weaning to ensure they meet program requirements. 
  • The Elders Feeder Ready pink ear tag will only be given to cattle which satisfy the criteria.
*Vaccine choice subject to destination and sub-species – one or two shot vaccination. Proof of vaccination (at producers' expense) is required. 


“One of the reasons we did this was to get them feedlot ready for consignment to JBS feedlots. It’s all about traceability, industry best practices and just trying to improve the way we manage our cattle. The cattle seem to look a lot better with what we are doing and a lot quieter to handle. This is our third year of doing it and we will definitely be doing it again.”

- Jason Schlig, Walla Walla, New South Wales.

Jason and Shelly Shilg with their children

Are you ready to take advantage of the Elders Feeder Ready Program? 

Speak to your local Livestock Production Specialist today.

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