AN exciting new era for Cattle Council of Australia is on the agenda at the organisation’s 2016 Annual General Meeting.

Cattle Council’s AGM is to be held on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 in Adelaide, SA and will discuss the direction of the organisation into 2017.

Cattle Council chief executive officer Jed Matz said they recently had a win with the Primary Industries Levy and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2016 being passed last week and hoped to use this momentum to further the Council’s restructure agenda.

“Cattle Council continue to be committed to moving toward a directly elected representation model which will allow Cattle Council to focus on delivering the best outcomes for grass-fed producers.

“We currently have two directly elected board members, which are now open for nomination,” Mr Matz said.

“I encourage any Cattle Council member who wants the best outcomes for producers and industry to submit their nomination before the closing date.”

Two direct board positions will be elected at the 2016 AGM – one from the north and one from the south.

These nominations are due by Thursday 29 September and must be supported by 20 direct members.

Direct members are also entitled to express interest in sitting on one of Cattle Council’s policy consultative subcommittees.

These subcommittees help form Council policy and guide its priorities in supporting beef producers and industry.

Expressions of interest to join a policy subcommittee are due by Thursday 20 October 2016.

The subcommittees are:

  • Animal Health, Welfare, Biosecurity and Environment (AHWB&E)
  • Research, Development and Adoption (RD&A)
  • Marketing, Market Access and Trade (MMAT)
  • Industry Systems and Food Safety (ISFS)

Mr Matz said only direct members could nominate for the board position or vote for their representative once voting opened.

“It is not too late to be involved either – producers can sign up on Cattle Council’s website to become a direct member and have their say,” Mr Matz said.

The Cattle Council’s AGM is to be held at 8.00am on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA.


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