Consultative Committees

Consultative Committees

Cattle Council of Australia has four consultative committees that are responsible for providing policy advice to the Council. The focus of each committee was realigned in 2016 following the development of the Meat Industry Strategic Plan (MISP) and Beef Industry Strategic Plan (BISP2020), to reflect the four pillars of the MISP. Cattle Council Board is responsible for a fifth foundation pillar. The changes allow the committees to work directly with MLA and other service providers to achieve the KPIs set out in the MISP and BISP.

The committees were formally implemented in 2013 and play an important role in the policy decisions the Council makes, which then informs the broader industry. The committees meet regularly via teleconference and in-person four times per year.

Committee Focus MISP Pillar
Animal health and welfare Consumer and community support 1
Research, development and adoption Productivity and profitability 2
Marketing, market access and trade Market growth and diversification 3
Industry systems and food safety  Supply chain integrity and efficiency 4
Leadership and collaborative culture (CCA Board) Leadership, industry culture and industry capability
Environment and Sustainability Committee Policy around climate variability, carbon neutrality, sustainability, and adoption of research

How to get involved

CCA’s four consultative committees are made up of representatives from the cattle industry who assist in developing policy with a focus on producer needs. As a member of CCA you can express an interest to sit on one our committees. Expressions of interest open in late September each year prior to CCA’s Annual General Meeting. Want to be invovled but not a member? No problem you can join here.