Seven young beef producers will travel to Canberra next week to participate in Cattle Council’s NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative.

Throughout the three-day program, the fifth group of NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative participants will have the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Australian beef industry, develop their knowledge of key industry issues, participate in policy subcommittees and network with a group of likeminded young beef industry leaders.

The Beef Industry Rising Champions will also have the opportunity to meet Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Joel Fitzgibbon and key policy makers from the Department of Agriculture.

Andrew Ogilvie, Cattle Council President said he was thrilled with the strong calibre of participants in the Rising Champions Initiative.

“Cattle Council is proud of the five year history of the Rising Champions Initiative and the myriad of opportunities that are provided to young beef producers through participation in the Initiative,” Mr Ogilvie said.

“I look forward to meeting the 2014 Rising Champions and hearing about their role in the industry and their aspirations  for the future of the Australian beef industry.”

Cattle Council looks forward to working with sponsors NAB Agribusiness, McDonalds Australia and Fairfax Rural Media in hosting 2014 NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative participants:

  • Stewart Moroney, Victoria
  • Mick Doolan, NSW
  • Hayley Goad, WA
  • Cassie Cox, NT
  • Sam Becker, Queensland
  • Amanda Giles, SA
  • Courtney Lloyd, Queensland

For enquiries and participant biographies: Mary Johnson, +61 417 249 506 or