Thomas Foods International

Building valuable relationships with Australian producers

TFI is committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships with Australia’s best producers. To ensure we continuously offer the highest quality products, we have developed the Thomas Family Guarantee program. This certification guarantees that all livestock in the program are raised to the highest ethical and environmental standards.

FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY

Important Delivery information FOR SUPPLIERS

Before delivering stock to our processing plants, please ensure you understand and meet the appropriate requirements. No bookings will be accepted until we receive signed confirmation from a TFI buyer. To see more relevant information, review the appropriate location and stock type below.  

Lobethal plant PIC: SK900744

  • All lambs must be MSA certified.
  • All small stock must be Russian eligible.
  • All stock are to be delivered to Lobethal.
  • All stock must be accompanied with the latest NVD.
  • Minimum consignment of 50 head per vendor.
  • All stock containing seed will be discounted $1kg.
  • All stock must carry an approved NLIS ear tag.
  • All stock must be delivered in a clean and hygienic manner. Any stock delivered in an unhygienic state will be rejected or shorn at the vendor’s cost.
  • Our pricing grid is valid for the following 7 days from the date displayed in the grid, unless superceded by another version.

Lobethal plant PIC: SK900744

  • All small stock must be Russian eligible.
  • All stock are to be delivered to Lobethal.
  • All stock must be accompanied with the latest NVD.
  • Minimum consignment of 100 head per vendor.
  • All stock containing seed will be discounted $1kg.
  • All stock must be delivered in a clean and hygienic manner. Any stock delivered in an unhygienic state will be rejected or shorn at the vendor’s cost.
  • Our pricing grid is valid for the following 7 days from the date displayed in the grid, unless superceded by another version.

Tamworth Plant PIC: NG995012

  • All lambs must be MSA certified. Non MSA accredited lambs will be discounted .20cents/kg.
  • All small stock must be Russian eligible.
  • All stock are to be delivered to Tamworth.
  • All stock must be accompanied with the latest NVD.
  • Minimum consignment of 100 head per vendor.
  • All stock containing seed will be discounted $1kg.
  • All stock must carry an approved NLIS ear tag..
  • All stock must be delivered in a clean and hygienic manner. Any stock delivered in an unhygienic state will be rejected or shorn at the vendor’s cost.
  • Our pricing grid is valid for the following 7 days from the date displayed in the grid, unless superceded by another version.

All stock to be delivered within the Dept of Transport, Agriculture and Land, and Animal Welfare Guidelines. Legal loading is required. Driving times may be required.

  • Heifers must arrive with pregnancy-tested vet certificate within previous 14 days, otherwise a $20 p/h will apply for pregnancy testing. If tested and heifer is in calf, a further discount of $1.50 p/kg will apply.
  • Minimum Consignment 50 head. Anything less than 50 will incur a 10c penalty.
  • Any cattle that arrive outside of above spec and have not been quoted will be priced at $1.50 P/Kg.
  • Applicable shrink: 0-50km less 5%, 51-100km less 4%, 101-200 less 3%, 201-300 less 2%, 301-400 less 1%, 401+ no shrink.
  • Delivery to feedlot before 3pm.
  • All prices subject to change without notice.
  • Cattle to be in Store or Forward Store (Score 1 to 3) condition and of Medium Frame.
  • Cattle must be HGP Free unless pre arranged with TFI.
  • Cattle must have been owned by vendor on the NLIS Data base a minimum of 60 days (less than 60 days will be discounted 60c).
  • Cattle that need drafting on arrival (boxed lots, vendors, steers/heifers) will incur $5.00/hd.
  • All animals must have NLIS Electronic tags. Any tags missing will be charged $15.00/hd.
  • Vendor feedback will be provided 4 days after deliveries are received.
  • All cattle must arrive with LPA NVD (2013 +). Edition must be life time traceable.
  • All Purchases as “EU Eligible” that are not LT, missing tags, or non readers will be downgraded. Steers less .05/kg and heifers less .10/kg.
  • NVD must be filled in correctly and arrive with cattle, or discounts/ downgrades will apply.
  • Bovilis MH + IBR treated cattle: +$20.00 Per Head
  • To be eligible for the Bovilis MH + IBR Premium, cattle must be treated a minimum of 14 days prior to the cattle being delivered at Iranda and the details of the vaccination need to be completed on the grid below and returned prior to delivery.

All stock to be delivered within the Dept of Transport, Agriculture and Land, and Animal Welfare Guidelines. Legal loading is required. Driving times may be required.

  • Heifers must arrive with pregnancy-tested vet certificate within previous 14 days, otherwise a $20 p/h will apply for pregnancy testing. If tested and heifer is in calf, a further discount of $1.50 p/kg will apply.
  • Minimum Consignment 50 head. Anything less than 50 will incur a 10c penalty.
  • Any cattle that arrive outside of above spec and have not been quoted will be priced at $1.50 P/Kg.
  • Applicable shrink: 0-50km less 5%, 51-100km less 4%, 101-200 less 3%, 201-300 less 2%, 301-400 less 1%, 401+ no shrink.
  • Delivery to feedlot before 3pm.
  • All prices subject to change without notice.
  • Cattle to be in Store or Forward Store (Score 1 to 3) condition and of Medium Frame.
  • Cattle must be HGP Free unless pre arranged with TFI.
  • Cattle must have been owned by vendor on the NLIS Data base a minimum of 60 days (less than 60 days will be discounted 60c).
  • Cattle that need drafting on arrival (boxed lots, vendors, steers/heifers) will incur $5.00/hd.
  • All animals must have NLIS Electronic tags. Any tags missing will be charged $15.00/hd.
  • Vendor feedback will be provided 4 days after deliveries are received.
  • All cattle must arrive with LPA NVD (2013 +). Edition must be life time traceable.
  • All Purchases as “EU Eligible” that are not LT, missing tags, or non readers will be downgraded. Steers less .05/kg & heifers less .10/kg
  • Bovilis MH + IBR treated cattle: +$20.00 Per Head
  • To be eligible for the Bovilis MH + IBR Premium, cattle must be treated a minimum of 14 days prior to the cattle being delivered at Iranda and the details of the vaccination need to be completed on the grid below and returned prior to delivery.
  • EU NVD must be filled in correctly and arrive with cattle, or discounts/ downgrades will apply.

HOW TO BECOME A TFI SUPPLIER

To become a TFI livestock supplier, you must submit certain documents with your application form. You must also download and refer to the following documents:

You are able to apply as a general livestock supplier, or as a Thomas Family Guarantee (TFG) livestock supplier with the option of either grass fed declaration, NFAS accreditation, or NOP certification.

The correct documents must be attached to your application submission to be considered eligible. If you have any questions or require assistance, please get in contact with our supply team

To become a general livestock supplier, please download, complete and supply the documents attached below.

Producer Environmental Declaration
Livestock Vendor Agreement



If you are already a TFI livestock supplier and would like to apply to join the TFG program, please download the TFG application form below. To complete your application, you may also supply one of the following documents for additional accreditation:

  • Applicants for the Grass Fed program must also download and complete the Grass Fed Declaration (available to download below).
  • Applicants for the NFAS program must also supply their Aus Meat NFAS Accreditation document.
  • Applicants for the NOP program must also supply their NOP Certification document.
Producer Environmental Declaration
TFG Supplier Application Form
TFI Grass Fed Declaration

Please upload your completed Producer Environment Policy, Supplier Application and Grass Fed Declaration documents.
Please upload your completed Producer Environment Policy, Supplier Application and Aus Meat NFAS Accreditation documents.
Please upload your completed Producer Environment Policy, Supplier Application and NOP Certification documents



If you are not currently a TFI livestock supplier and would like to apply to join the TFG program, please download and complete the Vendor Agreement form, Environmental Policy document, and TFG application form below. To complete your application, you may also supply one of the following documents for additional accreditation:

  • Applicants for the Grass Fed program must also download and complete the Grass Fed Declaration (available to download below).
  • Applicants for the NFAS program must also supply their Aus Meat NFAS Accreditation document.
  • Applicants for the NOP program must also supply their NOP Certification document.
Producer Environmental Declaration
Livestock Vendor Agreement Form
TFG Supplier Application
Grass Fed Declaration

Please upload your completed Producer Environment Policy, Supplier Application and Grass Fed Declaration documents.

Please upload your completed Producer Environment Policy, Supplier Application and Aus Meat NFAS Accreditation documents.
Please upload your completed Producer Environment Policy, Supplier Application and NOP Certification documents



To speak to a TFI representative, contact our Livestock department on (08) 8165 5100.
Alternatively, you can find your relevant buyer’s contact details or send a message on our Contact Page.

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