Cattle Council of Australia today hosted Nuffield scholars from across the globe to help them understand the issues facing the Australian beef industry.

Cattle Council chief executive officer Duncan Bremner said it was a good opportunity to talk to leaders in agriculture about what Cattle Council do.

“We were able to help the scholars gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing Australian beef industry, and how CCA drives policy and advocacy for the industry as its peak industry council,” Mr Bremner said.

“Fundamental to this is that such a group of agricultural leaders and innovators, they have the opportunity to help us move our industry forward.”

Northern Territory-based Nuffield scholar Sarah Hughes, of Hughes Pastoral Group and Georgina Pastoral Company, said she appreciated the opportunity to have an open discussion with Cattle Council.

“It was interesting to meet Cattle Council and have reiterated what their scope and focus is,” Ms Hughes said.

“Likewise, it was interesting for my Nuffield colleagues from other agricultural sectors to gain an insight into my industry.”

With her scholarship Ms Hughes will study overseas organic production of Wagyu cattle and the potential for international production partnerships to sure-up year-round supply.

Ms Hughes and her Nuffield colleagues leave for Brazil tomorrow to attend the Nuffield Contemporary Scholars Conference, running from 11-18 March 2017.


Duncan Bremner meets with Nuffield scholars including beef producers Stuart Tait, Cameron Kruckow and Sarah Hughes. From left: Stuart Tait, Mandurama NSW; Cameron Kruckow, Katherine NT; Duncan Bremner, Cattle Council CEO; Sarah Hughes, Barkly Tableland NT.

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