The Cattle Council of Australia welcomes the appointment of David Littleproud MP as the new Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.

President of the Cattle Council of Australia Howard Smith said that the Council is looking forward to building a strong working relationship with the new Minister to represent grass fed beef producers at the federal level.

The Cattle Council would like to acknowledge the contribution made by the outgoing Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and congratulate him on his new role as Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

Mr Smith acknowledges the ongoing support from Senator Anne Ruston as the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and congratulates Senator Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Sport, Rural Health and Regional Communications and Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government on their new appointments.

“I hope these appointments and the new government represents a new direction for the development of agricultural policy in Australia and greater collaboration between industry and government” said Mr Smith.

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