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Ange Hutchinson joins Cattle Council Board

Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed Angela Hutchinson to its Board, with her appointment as AgForce Queensland Director from 1 July 2022. Ms Hutchinson replaces Lloyd Hick, who will take on the President’s role at the beginning of the new Financial Year following...

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Beef Sustainability Continues to Improve

Cattle Council has welcomed the 2022 Australian Beef Sustainability Framework Update which shows significant, ongoing improvements in the beef industry’s sustainability credentials. Cattle Council Environment and Sustainability Spokesperson Jenny O’Sullivan said the...

Cattle Council Thanks Markus Rathsmann

Cattle Council has paid tribute to outgoing President, Markus Rathsmann, who has formally announced he will step down from the position on June 30. CCA’s Vice President, Lloyd Hick will step in as Acting President to oversee the final steps in the transition from...

Cattle Council Congratulates New Minister

Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has congratulated the new Albanese Government on its election win and the appointment of Senator Murray Watt as Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. CCA President Markus Rathsmann said the beef industry looked forward to...

Rising Champions Return a Success

The NAB Agribusiness Cattle Council of Australia Rising Champions Initiative has seen another seven future industry leaders successfully complete intensive training and mentoring in Canberra. One winner from each state celebrated the completion of their leadership...

Lumpy Skin Decision Sensible and Pragmatic

Cattle Council of Australia has commended the Australian Government’s decision to give the CSIRO everything it needs to test and develop effective vaccines to manage Lumpy Skin Disease. The Federal Government has announced it will import the live virus, so scientists...

Lumpy Skin Disease needs Australia’s best scientists

Australian infectious disease experts must be given access to live samples of Lumpy Skin Disease so they can develop an mRNA vaccine. The Cattle Council Policy Council and Board agreed to the position and adoption of the updated AusVet Plan at its quarterly meeting on...

Lumpy skin disease response

The most important biosecurity policy decision the livestock industry has faced in decades will be on the agenda when the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) Policy Council and Board meet in Canberra this week. Enhancing the grass-fed cattle industry’s biosecurity to...

Cattle Council lays out Election Priorities

Cattle Council of Australia has presented seven key priorities to MPs and candidates ahead of the 2022 Federal Election. Cattle Council President, Markus Rathsmann said the priorities, developed through industry consultation, will see ongoing, sustainable growth in...

Committee Recommendations a win for Consumers and Producers

A Senate inquiry into meat definitions has delivered its report, with several recommendations to empower consumers to make informed choices on the foods they eat. Cattle Council of Australia welcomed the recommendations that if adopted, would lead to greater...

68-Million More Reasons to buy Australian Beef

The Federal Government’s $68 million investment in agricultural traceability will make Australian beef a more sought-after product, both overseas and at home. Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) President, Markus Rathsmann said traceability was vital to ensuring product...

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