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Cattle Council of Australia representing Australia's beef cattle producers

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Established in 1979, the Cattle Council of Australia is the peak producer organisation representing Australia's beef cattle producers. 

The Council's mission is to represent and progress the interests of Australian beef cattle producers and covers all areas of the beef industry including:

  • trade
  • consumer marketing
  • research and development
  • animal health and welfare
  • economics
  • planning
  • corporate affairs

The Council has seven member organisations:

  • NSW Farmers' Association
  • AgForce
  • Victorian Farmers' Federation
  • Western Australian Farmers' Federation
  • Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA
  • Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
  • Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association   
  • South Australian Farmers Federation         

The Council’s specialist Taskforces provide detailed advice on the key affairs affecting the beef industry. This includes animal health and welfare, environment and climate change, research, development and extension, industry systems and food safety, marketing and trade and biosecurity.

Furthermore, the Council introduced an initiative in 2010 which is designed to inspire, empower and support young people who are passionate about the Australian beef industry. The Cattle Council Rising Champion initiative provides young farmers an opportunity to be directly involved.

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