The Cattle Council of Australia is welcoming applications from young Australian beef producers to participate in the fifth ‘NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative’.   State finalists will have the opportunity to participate in Cattle Council policy subcommittee meetings, develop their beef industry knowledge, meet with politicians and policy makers who play an influential role in the Australian beef industry and work with like-minded young people involved in the industry.

The winner of the national competition will also have the opportunity to participate in the Five Nations Beef Alliance conference in 2015.   Cattle Council President, Andrew Ogilvie, said he was excited to work with another year of Rising Champions in Canberra.

“The enthusiasm and energy that the Rising Champions bring to the CCA table is very inspiring.

“The Initiative is in its fifth year and we look forward to many more to come. It is extremely important that we provide opportunities for the next generation of beef producers for the sustainability of the Australian beef industry.    “Previous participants have played an instrumental role in Cattle Council policy subcommittees and taken up key roles in various aspects of the Australian beef industry.

“We look forward to meeting the next crop and hearing their hopes and ideas for the future of the industry.”

Applicants between the ages of 21 and 35 years are eligible to apply to be involved the Initiative. Nominations close on Friday, 16 May 2014.

Ends. Contact: Mary Johnson, 0417 249 506