The Grassfed Beef Levy
Who gets my levies?
The Grassfed Beef Levy is collected by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and distributed to industry service providers, Meat and Livestock Australia, Animal Health Australia and the National Residue Survey.
Cattle Council does not collect levies but ensures levy funds are used in an accountable way.
To find out more about the organisations putting your levies to work, click the icons below:
How much do I pay?
Australian gsrasfed cattle producers pay a $5 per head levy at the point of sale. This usually forms just part of the fees and charges a producer will pay.
This is divided between industry research and development, marketing, animal welfare, biosecurity and pays for our involvement in the National Residue Survey.
Industry advises the Minister for Agriculture how it wants levy is distributed, and it is approved provided it meets all legal criteria.
The current distribution is set out below.