Archived media releases

Australian Beef Back on UK’s Menu

2021
Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has welcomed an in principle Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UK FTA) which was struck...
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Climate tech for Cattle Producers

2021
Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) says the Commonwealth’s Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock (MERiL) grants will help fast-track a range...
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Cattle Council Welcomes Biosecurity Boost

2021
Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed a $371 million boost to the Australian biosecurity system, which was announced by the...
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Continued Sustainability Improvements: ABSF Report

2021
Cattle Council of Australia says the 2021 Australian Beef Sustainability Framework update gives further proof of the beef industry’s commitment...
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Cattle Council Calling New Members

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Cattle Council of Australia is calling all producers to sign up with a free 12-month membership at Beef Week in...
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Cattle Council Calling New Members

2021
Cattle Council of Australia is calling all producers to sign up with a free 12-month membership at Beef Week in...
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High Cattle Prices Haven’t Fixed Drought Hangover

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Despite cattle prices reaching record highs, producers right across Australia still have a long way to go to recover after...
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Johne’s deregulation in the cattle industry

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Half a decade of successful deregulation for Johne’s disease in most states and territoriesThe cattle industry has taken steps to...
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Five years on – Johne’s deregulation in the cattle industry

2021 Media releases
Half a decade of successful deregulation for Johne’s disease in most states and territories The cattle industry has taken steps...
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High Cattle Prices Haven’t Fixed Drought Hangover

2021
Despite cattle prices reaching record highs, producers right across Australia still have a long way to go to recover after...
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Applications open for Biodiversity Stewardship Scheme

2021 Media releases
Cattle producers can now apply to take part in the Federal Government’s Agriculture Stewardship Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot Program. Cattle...
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Statement on Live Export Cost Recovery

2021
Cattle Council understands cattle producers are worried by the debate around a proposed revision of cost recovery measures on the...
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Statement on Live Export Cost Recovery

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Cattle Council understands cattle producers are worried by the debate around a proposed revision of cost recovery measures on the...
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Policy Council sets CCA Agenda

2021 Media releases
Beef industry representatives from around Australia have come together in Canberra for Cattle Council of Australia’s (CCA) first Pilot Policy...
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Biodiversity helps drought-proof beef business

2021 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia is committed to working with the Federal Government to make sure the Farm Biodiversity Pilot Program...
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Biodiversity helps drought-proof beef business

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Cattle Council of Australia is committed to working with the Federal Government to make sure the Farm Biodiversity Pilot Program...
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Policy Council sets CCA Agenda

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Beef industry representatives from around Australia have come together in Canberra for Cattle Council of Australia’s (CCA) first Pilot Policy...
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Producers condemn evidence of welfare failures

2019 Media releases
AUSTRALIAN cattle industry representatives have condemned unnaceptable welfare practices which have emerged in footage released by Israeli animal activist organisation...
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Concerns arising from White Paper proposals

2019 Media releases
THE Cattle Council of Australia commends the work of the red meat industry in developing “A Better Red Meat Future:...
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Tamworth to host Cattle Council AGM

2019 Media releases
THE 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Cattle Council of Australia will be held on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Coinciding with Meat...
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Travis Tobin appointed Cattle Council CEO

2019 Media releases
EXPERIENCED agricultural advocate Travis Tobin has been appointed the Cattle Council of Australia’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Tobin will...
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2020 Rising Champions finalists revealed

2019 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia and National Australia Bank (NAB) have today announced the seven state finalists for the 2020...
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Cattle Council salutes contribution of outgoing CEO

2019 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia president Tony Hegarty has today announced the Council will initiate a leadership transition process ahead of...
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Producers welcome Federal ministerial appointments

2019 Media releases
AUSTRALIAN cattle producers have welcomed the swearing-in of Morrison Government ministers this week, most notably the appointment of Senator Bridget...
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Applications open for NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions

2019 Media releases
THE Cattle Council of Australia and NAB Agribusiness are now calling for young members of the Australian beef industry to...
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I-A CEPA a win for Australian beef industry

2019 Media releases
AUSTRALIAN cattle producers have welcomed the completion today of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (I-A CEPA), which eliminates of...
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Government’s response to Senate inquiry welcomed

2019 Media releases
THE CATTLE of Australia Council welcomes the Federal Government’s official response to the Senate inquiry into the effect of market...
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Analysis confirms live export imperatives for cattle producers

2018 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia has welcomed the release of new research which confirms the economic and social imperatives of the...
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Cattle Council eyes leadership renewal ahead of AGM

2018 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia is preparing for leadership renewal, with current President Howard Smith to complete his four-year term at...
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Cattle Council determined to maintain EU market share for Australian grainfed beef

2018 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia is concerned of reports that the European Union (EU) high quality grainfed beef quota may be...
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Cattle exports to remain cornerstone of Australia-Indonesia red meat relationship

2018 Media releases
THE long-term cattle and beef relationship between Australia and Indonesia has a prosperous future based on strong supply chain partnerships and...
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Cattle Council welcomes I-A CEPA breakthough

2018 Media releases
AUSTRALIAN cattle producers have welcomed confirmation that negotiations for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (I-A CEPA) have concluded, with...
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Emily Pullen crowned 2019 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion

2018 Media releases
Queensland’s Emily Pullen has been named the 2019 NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champion at a Cattle Council Gala Dinner...
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New cattle surveillance project to support producers limit their losses from endemic disease

2018 Media releases
By the end of 2019 beef cattle producers will be receiving tailored information and resources for tackling disease priorities, which...
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Cattle Council response to ACCC 12 month review

2018 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia does not agree with the ACCC’s recently released Beef and Cattle Market Study 12 month review....
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Cattle Council opposes any live export ban

2018 Media releases
Cattle Council regards the announcement made today by Labor to ban live sheep exports as reckless and ill-informed. Cattle Council...
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Cattle Council travels to QLD for annual Rural Awareness Tour

2018 Media releases
The 2018 Cattle Council of Australia’s annual Rural Awareness Tour is taking in the sights of Queensland all with the...
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Applications Open for 2018 Cattle Council NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion Initiative 

2018 Media releases
The call is out for young beef producers across the country to apply for the 2018 NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef...
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Renewed strong support for Cattle Council

2018 Media releases
Joint Media Release State farmer organisations have this week united to throw their full support behind the enhancement of Cattle...
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PCAS welcomes Western Meat Packers Group 

2018 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia is pleased to announce that the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) now has the support of...
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KAFTA A success for Australian Beef

2018 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed the reduction of tariffs for beef exported to Korea from Australia, effective from...
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Cattle Council congratulates New Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

2017 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia welcomes the appointment of David Littleproud MP as the new Minister for Agriculture and Water...
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Beef Producers Urge Progress at WTO

2017 Media releases
The Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization took place on the 10 to 13 December 2017 in Buenos...
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CCA focused on developing opportunities for leadership in the Grassfed Beef Industry

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia, in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), are providing the opportunity for grassfed beef producers...
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Cattle Council of Australia CEO Announced

2017 Media releases
As we close a successful AGM week in Alice Springs Cattle Council of Australia is pleased to announce today that Margo Andrae has...
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Cattle Council heads to Paraguay with the International Beef Alliance

2017 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia recently returned from a trip to Paraguay as part of the International Beef Alliance (IBA)....
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CCA welcomes Leadership in Ag Funding

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia welcomes today's announcement from Deputy Prime Minister  and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources the Hon...
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CCA Response to recent online commentary 

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia is calling out the extensive inaccuracies of recent ‘opinion pieces’ and online commentary published post the...
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Last chance to apply for the NAB Rising Champions

2017 Media releases
Applications close this Sunday 13th August Are you, or do you know someone, aged between 21 and 35passionate about the...
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Cattle Council Acting CEO Announced

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia announced today that Margo Andrae has been appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer whilst the Council undertakes a...
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Workshops to support farm biosecurity planning

2017 Media releases
Producer Update A series of workshops will be rolled out across Australia over the next two months to assist red...
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CCA & SCA to deliver more Biosecurity Workshops

2017 Media releases
From 1 October 2017, sheep, goat and cattle producers will need to complete a Farm Biosecurity Plan (FBP) to maintain...
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2017 NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion Initiative calls for applications

2017 Media releases
The call is out for young beef producers across the country to apply for the 2017 NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry...
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Red Meat Industry gives DEXA the tick

2017 Media releases
Australia’s red meat peak councils, representing cattle and sheep producers, lot feeders and red meat processors, have given their support...
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Producer Update – J-BAS transition & LPA

2017 Media releases
 The Cattle Council of Australia is alerting producers to key changes in the transitional dates of on-farm biosecurity planning. New biosecurity...
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CCA CALLS FOR A UNITED FRONT ON DEXA ROLLOUT

2017 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia is calling for a united front between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian...
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Riverina Stockfeeds officially recognised for PCAS supplements

2017 Media releases
Today’s announcement that Riverina Stockfeeds has been officially recognised as an approved manufacturer of upwards of ten supplements suitable for...
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‘Farmecco’ – potential to transform financial literacy across the beef industry

2017 Media releases
A new financial literacy tool specifically designed for Australian agriculture has the potential to transform how Australian beef producers operate...
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First ever Framework for beef future

2017 Media releases
The first-ever Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (the framework) report has been released by the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC). Independent...
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Cattle Council announce Thomas Foods International joins ‘PCAS’

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council Australia is pleased to announce that Australia’s largest 100% family owned meat processing company Thomas Foods International has...
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Agreement Signed for Northern Australia Beef Plan

2017 Media releases
Today’s announcement of a plan for the Northern Australia Beef Industry aims to develop a coordinated and informed beef plan...
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Cattle Council hosts Nuffield scholars

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia today hosted Nuffield scholars from across the globe to help them understand the issues facing the...
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PBA Feeds to supply custom feeds to PCAS producers

2017 Media releases
PBA Feeds will give producers under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System more options when it comes to feeding their cattle,...
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Government and industry partnerships the way forward for industry

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council have welcomed a new collaborative research and development funding partnership between Meat and Livestock Australia, through MLA Donor...
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Australian-Indonesian trade partnership strengthens

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement by the Indonesian Government that it will increase the maximum average weight...
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Cattle Council welcomes defence land acquisition announcement

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council has welcomed the announcement from the Federal Government that there will be no compulsory acquisition of land in...
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Cattle Council heads west

2017 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia is in Western Australia this week, meeting with cattle producers, industry representatives and stakeholders to discuss...
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Liberalised trade will deliver beef industry benefits

2017 Media releases
OPENING up trade pathways and reducing technical trade barriers is key to ensuring Australia’s beef industry remains globally competitive. Cattle...
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‘PCAS Approved’ growing with GrainCorp Liquid Feeds

2017 Media releases
GRAINCORP LIQUID FEEDS (GLF) is the first approved feed manufacturer to join the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System Approved supplements scheme....
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Grassroots input needed on draft Australian Beef Sustainability Framework

2017 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia is encouraging producers have their say on the draft Australian Beef Sustainability Framework and ensures it...
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Last chance for producers to apply for directors course

2017 Media releases
BEEF producers only have a short time left to apply for the Australian Institute of Company Directors course, fully funded...
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Duncan Bremner appointed as Cattle Council CEO

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia announced today that Duncan Bremner will take up the position of chief executive officer in the...
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Setting the leadership standard

2016 Media releases
THE Australian Institute of Company Directors course is helping the beef industry set a standard for leadership and governance. Cattle...
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Capacity building programs motivating today’s industry leaders

2016 Media releases
INDUSTRY capacity building programs were a key motivator to take the next step in industry leadership for newest Cattle Council...
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R&D annual call to benefit beef industry

2016 Media releases
INDUSTRY research, development and adoption providers will be required to submit preliminary proposals for on-farm research, development and adoption projects...
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Approved feed supplements on the menu for PCAS

2016 Media releases
FEED manufacturers are now able to supply ‘PCAS-Approved’ feed and forage products to producers through the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System....
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Beef producers to be represented on National Farmers board

2016 Media releases
BEEF producers will now have a voice at the National Farmers Federation table, with cattle producer Tony Hegarty announced as...
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Applications open for beef industry directors course

2016 Media releases
APPLICATIONS are now open for the Australian Institute of Company Directors course, sponsored by Cattle Council of Australia and Meat...
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CCA President committed to future of industry

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council President Howard Smith will continue to focus on the future of the beef and cattle industry, as he...
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Another step towards objective carcase measurement

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia have welcomed Meat and Livestock Australia’s commitment to objective carcase measurement technology, announced last week. Cattle...
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Cattle Council announces positive financials at AGM

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia announced a positive financial position for the organisation at their AGM today in Adelaide, South Australia....
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ACCC draft findings puts focus on producer needs

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s interim report into the cattle and beef sector, saying it...
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CCA to represent Australia at International Beef Alliance

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia will travel to New Zealand next week to attend the 2016 International Beef Alliance. The International...
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Voting opens for CCA Board nominations

2016 Media releases
MEMBERS are now able to vote for Cattle Council of Australia’s 2017 board positions. Marc Greening, NSW and David Hill,...
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Cattle Council welcomes Northern roads announcement

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s funding announcement to help develop roads in Northern Australia. Cattle Council...
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CEO Jed Matz to step down at the end of year

2016 Media releases
CATTLE Council of Australia announced today that chief executive officer Jed Matz will step down at the end of the...
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Increased transparency in RD&A investment

2016 Media releases
MORE accountability and transparency has been a key focus for the first annual call cycle for grassfed beef research, development...
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CCA looks to future at AGM

2016 Media releases
AN exciting new era for Cattle Council of Australia is on the agenda at the organisation’s 2016 Annual General Meeting....
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Amendment Bill an exciting moment in Aussie agriculture

2016 Media releases
FEDERAL Parliament today passed the Primary Industries Levy and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2016, representing an exciting moment in the...
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A new partnership ushers in an era of strengthened on-farm biosecurity

2016 Media releases
September has seen the emergence of a revitalised Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) under the capable stewardship of Animal Health Australia...
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Ready to take on future leadership roles

2016 Media releases
Seven young people have honed their skills ready to take on future leadership and policy roles in the beef industry...
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Kirsty McCormack announced as 2017 Rising Champion

2016 Media releases
Young beef industry leader Kirsty McCormack is the national 2017 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion. The announcement was made by National...
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Cattle industry’s future leaders descend on Canberra

2016 Media releases
Seven of the beef industry’s brightest young leaders from across the country will descend on Canberra next week for the...
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Spotlight on improved road infrastructure

2016 Media releases
Improved road infrastructure for the beef industry of the future is a passion for NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion Initiative finalist...
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Communication is key for the beef industry

2016 Media releases
Communication is an issue the entire industry can take ownership of, according to NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion finalist Weldon Percy....
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Industry mentoring key to success

2016 Media releases
Having access to industry mentors is key to a successful career in the Australian beef industry, according to NAB Agribusiness...
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Giving a voice to South Australian rural youth

2016 Media releases
The formation of an agri-political platform for youth in South Australia is on the agenda for NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion...
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Engaging youth on industry advocacy and policy

2016 Media releases
Social media is giving both rural and urban youth immediate access to beef industry political engagement and advocacy, according to...
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Shining the spotlight on beef industry issues

2016 Media releases
Skilled staff, transportation and communications are the key challenges for Australia’s pastoral beef industry, according to NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions...
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Cattle Council calls on government to deliver on funding commitment

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed the new Federal Cabinet but has urged the government to deliver on its leadership...
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Rising Champion develops new opportunity for young producers

2016 Media releases
A small equity ownership model in a stud herd developed by Rising Champions state finalist Rob Ewing could spell opportunity...
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Rising Champions state finalists announced

2016 Media releases
Seven young shining stars of the Australian beef industry have been named as the state finalists in the prestigious NAB...
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Research vital to northern industry viability

2016 Media releases
A new research partnership announced for the northern beef cattle industry will provide research and development vital to industry. Cattle...
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Cattle Council welcomes Coalition commitment to leadership

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed Coalition’s commitment to the future of agriculture through a raft of new funding measures...
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Greater commitment to industry research needed

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has urged the major political parties commit to a greater and longer-term investment in beef industry...
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Roads, mobile black spots and NBN on CCA radar

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has called upon the major political parties to address the issues of road infrastructure, mobile black...
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Cattle Council supports independent live export inquiry

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has thrown its full support behind the independent inquiry into the Vietnamese live export market announced...
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Vietnam Allegations – Industry Response

2016 Media releases
The inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable to Australian livestock producers and exporters. We are focused on ensuring that the...
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Beef at forefront of G20 table in China

2016 Media releases
Collaboration and the removal of non-tariff barriers were firmly on the table at the G20 Agricultural Entrepreneurs forum attended by...
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Cattle Council plays role in beef industry export growth

2016 Media releases
Against the backdrop of free trade agreements, beef production has been ranked in the nation’s top 10 industries by growth...
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CCA speaks up for grass fed producers at ACCC forums

2016 Media releases
Australian grass fed beef producers will be represented at the series of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission forums around the...
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Cattle Council calls for commitment on sustainably funded producer body

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has called on the major political parties for an election commitment of seed funding to establish...
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Young voices heard by beef industry decision makers

2016 Media releases
Gaining an insight into the big issues facing the beef supply chain was an experience Kitty Sheridan will never forget....
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Cattle Council calls for more information on boxed and wholesale beef prices

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) will call upon Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to develop a system to capture information...
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Sharpening life and business skills through Rising Champions

2016 Media releases
Young grass-fed beef producer Geoff Birchnell has sharpened his life and business skills thanks to the Cattle Council of Australia...
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Senate’s red meat industry recommendations need fine-tuning

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has warned recommendations made in the interim Senate report into the red meat processing sector need...
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Federal budget fails to recognise beef industry value to economy

2016 Media releases
Australian beef producers and the value they bring to the economy has not been recognised in this year’s budget, according...
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Cattle Council fosters young leaders through Rising Champion Initiative

2016 Media releases
Young beef producers passionate about their industry can now apply for Cattle Council’s 2016 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion initiative. The...
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CCA skills put to good use on Agriculture Consultative Committee

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia’s industry advocacy and leadership skills are to be put to good use in competition and consumer...
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Plan to guide red meat R&D investment welcomed by CCA

2016 Media releases
Producer driven levy-payer research delivering real benefits back to the farm gate has been welcomed by Cattle Council of Australia....
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Grass fed beef producers take control of destiny and profitability

2016 Media releases
When analysis revealed an average return on assets over 25 years of just one per cent, grass fed beef producers...
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CCA backs Queensland call for improved northern beef roads

2016 Media releases
With transport costs amounting to 40 per cent of the market price for beef producers, Cattle Council of Australia has...
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Beef boss praises bullish CCA for being back in the black

2016 Media releases
Victorian grass and grain finisher Andrew Ogilvie takes pleasure in seeing a “bullish’’ Cattle Council of Australia, underpinned by a...
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Enhanced transparency for producers with MLA performance review

2016 Media releases
Grass fed beef producers are set to benefit from greater accountability and transparency with Meat & Livestock Australia’s performance review,...
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Key decision makers given first hand look at red meat supply chain

2016 Media releases
Some of the nation’s key decision makers were given an inside look at the red meat supply chain during Cattle...
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Move to value chain thinking a step closer with funding boost

2016 Media releases
A $4.8 million funding injection to fast track value based payment systems and meat eating quality measurements has been welcomed...
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Red meat supply chain decision makers to be hosted by CCA

2016 Media releases
Red meat supply chain decision-makers will be hosted by the Cattle Council of Australia next week for the annual Rural...
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Cattle Council welcomes ACCC market study

2016 Media releases
The announcement by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that it will commence a market study into the cattle and beef...
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Cattle Council calls for quick action on transport industry orders

2016 Media releases
New road safety renumeration orders set to impact on the livelihoods of the nation’s livestock transport operators have been opposed...
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Grass fed beef industry leaders to sharpen governance skills

2016 Media releases
Grass fed beef producers from around the nation will sharpen their leadership skills thanks to a corporate government course sponsored...
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CCA welcomes reforms to misuse of market powers in supply chain

2016 Media releases
Reforms to protect beef producers against anti-competitive behaviour in the market place have been welcomed by the Cattle Council of...
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Cattle Council welcomes northern beef road investment

2016 Media releases
A $10 million solution to long-running transport issues in the beef capital of Rockhampton has been welcomed by the Cattle...
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Industry vote on Cattle Industry Representation flagged for 2016

2016 Media releases
An industry vote on proposed funding models to ensure the future of the grass-fed cattle peak industry body has been...
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CCA closer to direct membership with levy expenditure legislation

2016 Media releases
A move towards a direct membership model for Cattle Council of Australia is a step closer after today’s announcement of...
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Appointment of Agriculture Commissioner Positive Step for ACCC

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council welcomes the appointment of the new agriculture commissioner to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The appointment made...
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Call for Calm and Longer Term Vision on Supply Chain Intervention

2016 Media releases
Cattle Council is calling for calm and a focus on the long-term vision for the Australian beef industry, following calls...
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Robust plan to take Australian grass fed beef industry to new level

2016 Media releases
A robust plan aimed at repositioning the nation’s beef industry for long-term profitability has been released by Cattle Council of...
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Game changing partnership for beef industry welcomed by CCA

2016 Media releases
The prospect of a high quality market access deal on beef with the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)...
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Beef Producers welcome TPP signing

2016 Media releases
The signing of the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) in Auckland today, represents a step closer to realizing new beef...
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White paper reveals beef language reforms

2016 Media releases
The prospect of a reformed beef trading language, with the potential to send clear market signals along the supply chain,...
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Directors course fine-tunes business skills

2016 Media releases
Beef producers wanting enhanced business skills or the confidence to step into director roles can undertake a corporate governance course...
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Industry determined to develop leadership in the Grassfed Beef Industry

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia, in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), are providing the opportunity for fifteen grassfed beef...
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Cattle Council Independent Director joins Minister for North Asia Tour

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia’s (CCA) independent Director, Marc Greening was invited to attend a five-day North Asia tour with The...
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Cattle Council welcomes new appointed Board members

2015 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia would like to welcome the newly appointed Board members to the CCA Board of Directors,...
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Beef Producer Alliance Expands

2015 Media releases
MEDIA RELEASE Beef Producer Alliance Expands Beef producers meeting in Mazatlan, Mexico (22-23 October 2015) unanimously agreed on expansion of...
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Cattle Council congratulate the bipartisan support for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia would like to congratulate the bipartisan support received from the Australian Government on the ratification of...
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Cattle Council of Australia attend the 2015 Five Nations Beef Alliance Annual Conference

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council have travelled to Mexico to attend the 2015 Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) Annual conference. Throughout the 5...
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Beef Industry Strategic Plan 2020 – Producers demand greater profitability & leadership – Discussion paper 4 and 5 released.

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council have released the final Discussion papers – Pillar 4 and 5 of the Beef Industry Strategic Plan 2020,...
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TPP – a game changer for new market opportunities and reductions in trade barriers

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia welcomes the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations which upon entry into force will significantly...
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Beef Industry Strategic Plan 2020 – No time wasted Discussion paper 3 released

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia has wasted no time in providing the third Discussion paper of the Beef Industry Strategic Plan...
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Cattle Council’s Annual General Meeting Date Announced 

2015 Media releases
The Cattle Council's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 8am on Monday 9th November 2015 at the Mercure...
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Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2020 Launched

2015 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia welcomes the launch of the Meat Industry Strategic Plan, MISP 2020, which comes at a...
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Cattle Council backs China-Australia FTA campaign

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council is voicing its support for the national campaign by the National Farmers’ Federation, the Minerals Council and the...
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Young Producer announced as the 2015 Nab Agribusiness Rising Champion

2015 Media releases
The 2015 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion has been announced at the Cattle Council Gala Dinner at The National Press Club...
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RISING CHAMPIONS CONVERGE ON CANBERRA

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia’s seven state finalists have travelled to Canberra to take part in this year’s Nab Agribusiness Rising...
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Grass-fed Beef Industry Moves Towards New Region Based Structure

2015 Media releases
Representatives of Cattle Council of Australia, the Australian Beef Association, the Northern Pastoral Group, Australian Meat Producers Group, the Concerned...
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Countdown to Cattle Council NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Finals

2015 Media releases
Seven young Australian beef industry representatives will travel to Canberra next week to participate in the Cattle Council’s NAB Agribusiness...
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China ChAFTA Agreement to provide great things for Australia

2015 Media releases
The finalisation of the ChAFTA is a step in the right direction for the Australian beef industry and Australia in...
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TPP must deliver say Beef Producers

2015 Media releases
Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to...
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GRASSFED PRODUCERS HAVE INCREASED MARKET OPPORTUNITY WITH CHINA PROTOCOL 

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia welcomes the signing of the cattle health protocol with China today demonstrating ample opportunity for Australian...
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NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion Finalists chosen for 2015

2015 Media releases
The Nab Agribusiness Rising Beef Champion finalists have been chosen for the upcoming state finals held between the 16th &...
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White Paper benefits for Beef Producers Revealed

2015 Media releases
The $4 Billion Agricultural Competitiveness Whitepaper has been commended by the Cattle Council of Australia as a positive initiative which...
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Cattle Council urges producers to provide information

2015 Media releases
After welcoming the Senate inquiry into the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector in early April,...
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Australia and China ChAFTA Agreement Finalised

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council congratulate the Australian Government on today’s signing and finalising of the Free Trade Agreement Australia and China. The...
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2015 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion Initiative Applications Open

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia is seeking young beef producers and industry representatives across the country to apply for the 2015...
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Cattle Council Welcomes Federal Budget Measures

2015 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement of positive measures for Cattle producers in this week’s Federal Budget...
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Opinion: AgForce to host renowned international speaker to foster ag industry advocacy at Beef 2015  

2015 Media releases
As released by AgForce Queensland By Bim Struss, AgForce Cattle President MORE than ever agriculture must continually defend its right...
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PCAS Delivering $4 million of premiums for Producers

2015 Media releases
The growing consumer demand for grassfed beef is resulting in increased economic returns for certified PCAS producers. Teys Australia, who...
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Negotiators urged to secure high quality TPP deal

2015 Media releases
MEDIA RELEASE 27th April 2015 Five Nations Beef Alliance Representatives from the Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) are in Maryland...
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Recognition for Grassfed Beef Promotion

2015 Media releases
Australia’s ability to produce high quality, grassfed beef is one of the unique aspects of the industry that will be...
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Cattle Council Welcomes Senate Inquiry into Red Meat Processing

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council welcome's yesterdays decision by the Senate to refer  to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport (RAT) References...
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Japanese students get a taste of Aussie farm life

2015 Media releases
Five Japanese students, from areas affected by the March 2011 earthquake, subsequent tsunami and nu-clear power-station accidents, are this week...
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Consensus on beef industry structure

2015 Media releases
Representatives of the Australian beef industry have today met with Minister Joyce to put forward their recommendation for future beef...
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Beef Industry Strategic Plan 2020 – Discussion paper 2 released for comments 

2016 Media releases
Australian grassfed beef producers with an interest in influencing how their marketing levy will be spent over the next five...
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Seeking producer input for future of beef language 

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council has made it's draft submission to the Beef Language White Paper review process available for comment ahead of...
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ESCAS report shows improved welfare for Australian livestock

2015 Media releases
Cattle Council welcomes the release of the Government’s report into the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) which reported that...
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Time for Industry to take control of its destiny

2015 Media releases
20 months after Minister Joyce announced there would be a Senate Inquiry into the collection and disbursement of levies in...
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Beefed up Japan access a win for Aussie farmers

2015 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia today said that the announcement of entry into force of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement...
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Thai-riffic opportunity for cattle producers

2014 Media releases
The Australian cattle industry applauds the government's announcement of an agreed health protocol for Australian feeder and slaughter cattle with...
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Influence the future of Beef Language

2014 Media releases
Cattle Council is calling for beef producers to air their concerns about the language used to describe Australian beef. David...
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2014 ratification a win for Aussie Producers

2014 Media releases
The announcement of the 12 December 2014 ratification of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) is a significant win for...
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Wins for Beef in China deal

2014 Media releases
Significant flow through opportunities for Australian beef producers exist with the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), signed by Chinese President,...
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CQ Producer elected Cattle Council President

2014 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia board have today elected Howard Smith as President.   Howard takes over the role from...
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CCA AGM Elects Two Independent Directors

2014 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia today held it’s first AGM since the introduction of it’s new Constitution in January 2014...
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Trade Liberalisation talks in Texas

2014 Media releases
Representatives of the Cattle Council of Australia travelled to Texas, USA, as part of the annual Five Nations Beef Alliance...
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Cattle Council welcomes Independent Board Members

2014 Media releases
For the first time since opening to direct membership in January 2014, Cattle Council of Australia members will have the...
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Beefed up producer forum in Armidale

2014 Media releases
The future of beef production and marketing in NSW will headline a special forum to be held in Armidale on...
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MLA Resolutions don’t go far enough for Grassfed beef producers

2014 Media releases
Cattle Council believes the resolutions released by MLA yesterday could provide improve ments for grassfed beef producers, but they do...
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Red meat industry makes long-term commitment to Chinese market

2014 Media releases
The opening of a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) regional office in Beijing today emphasises the Australian red meat industry’s...
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Industry committed to animal welfare, not red tape

2014 Media releases
Cattle and sheep producers have welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, to improve...
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Cattle Council intends to engage Minister Joyce on Senate Report Recommendations

2014 Media releases
As the peak industry body for all grassfed beef producers Cattle Council will now engage directly with Minister Joyce and...
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CCA welcomes removal of EU tail tag requirement

2014 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has welcomed moves from the European Union Cattle Accreditation System (EUCAS) to remove the requirement...
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Cattle Council reinforces recommendations

2014 Media releases
The board of the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) calls on the adoption of the CCA recommendations put to Senate...
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Central Queensland producer 2014 Beef Industry Rising Champion

2014 Media releases
The 2014 NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champion was announced at the Cattle Council Gala Dinner at Old Parliament House...
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Young beef producers head to Canberra

2014 Media releases
Seven young beef producers will travel to Canberra next week to participate in Cattle Council’s NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising...
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Cattle Council welcomes taskforce  

2014 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia welcomes the creation of a new task force to develop a framework to promote the...
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Along the South Australian beef supply chain – beef producer forum

2014 Media releases
KEY elements of the South Australian beef industry supply chain will be showcased at a Beef Producer Forum in Hahndorf...
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‘Beefy’ opportunity

2014 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia is welcoming applications from young Australian beef producers to participate in the fifth ‘NAB Agribusiness...
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Further progress on KAFTA promising for Aussie Beef

2014 Media releases
Australian beef producers are again buoyed by the prospect of greater export market opportunities for Australian beef due to further...
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Long awaited AJFTA concluded

2014 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia welcomes the finalisation of the Australian/Japan Free Trade Agreement (AJFTA) and reduction of beef tariffs...
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Retailer demand drives greater premiums

2014 Media releases
Just under a year after the launch of the Cattle Council of Australia's Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) a major...
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CCA joins industry delegation to Japan

2014 Media releases
Cattle Council of Australia President, Andrew Ogilvie, and CEO, Jed Matz, are currently in Japan as part of a beef...
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Sustainability Principles & Criteria available for public comment

2014 Media releases
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef for public comment....
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Producers must engage to define beef sustainability

2014 Media releases
The Cattle Council of Australia is urging producers to engage with the draft Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Beef when...
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