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Rising Champions return with a new format

Cattle Council of Australia and NAB are calling for young members of the Australian beef industry to apply for the 2022 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative. Postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rising Champions Initiative returns this year with...

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Alternative Proteins Put Under the Spotlight

Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has welcomed a new Senate inquiry into the labelling practices of alternative proteins. CCA President, Markus Rathsmann said Cattle Council would like to see labelling standards that provide consumers with accurate information. “Our...

Australian Beef Back on UK’s Menu

Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has welcomed an in principle Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UK FTA) which was struck in London overnight. Cattle Council President, Markus Rathsmann said the A-UK FTA would see trade between the two nations fully...

Climate tech for Cattle Producers

Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) says the Commonwealth’s Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock (MERiL) grants will help fast-track a range of new on-farm climate solutions. The program which opens today provides grants of $500,000 to $1.5 million for work to put...

Cattle Council Welcomes Biosecurity Boost

Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed a $371 million boost to the Australian biosecurity system, which was announced by the Morrison Government today. Cattle Council President Markus Rathsmann said the investment would help secure the safety and prosperity of the...

Continued Sustainability Improvements: ABSF Report

Cattle Council of Australia says the 2021 Australian Beef Sustainability Framework update gives further proof of the beef industry’s commitment to sustainable agriculture. The report tracks progress in four key areas, animal welfare, economic resilience, environmental...

Cattle Council Calling New Members

Cattle Council of Australia is calling all producers to sign up with a free 12-month membership at Beef Week in Rockhampton next month. The free memberships will be available from the Cattle Council stand in the Walter Pearce Pavilion, next to AgForce from May 5 to...

Five years on – Johne’s deregulation in the cattle industry

Half a decade of successful deregulation for Johne’s disease in most states and territories The cattle industry has taken steps to ensure best practice biosecurity at a farm level Producers wanting to maintain a J-BAS of 7 or 8 will need to arrange herd testing, if...

High Cattle Prices Haven’t Fixed Drought Hangover

Despite cattle prices reaching record highs, producers right across Australia still have a long way to go to recover after up to nine years of drought. Cattle Council of Australia President Markus Rathsmann said while the record-high prices are helping in the...

Applications open for Biodiversity Stewardship Scheme

Cattle producers can now apply to take part in the Federal Government’s Agriculture Stewardship Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot Program. Cattle Council Independent Southern Director, Olivia Lawson said the program would pay producers who engaged in the program, for...

Applications open for Biodiversity Stewardship Scheme

Cattle producers can now apply to take part in the Federal Government’s Agriculture Stewardship Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot Program. Cattle Council Independent Southern Director, Olivia Lawson said the program would pay producers who engaged in the program, for...

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