Producer Membership

Producer Membership

About Producer Membership (Also known as Individual Membership)

By becoming an Individual Member of Cattle Australia, you will have participation and voting rights at Cattle Australia general meetings and the ability to nominate and elect Cattle Australia Board and Regional Consultative Committee representatives. 

To be eligible as an Individual Member of Cattle Australia, the applicant must:

1. Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board (or its duly appointed delegate) that they are a levy-paying grass-fed cattle producer. Levy-paying grass-fed cattle producer means a producer of cattle that attract the Cattle Levy and who has paid the Cattle Levy within the previous 24 months; or

2. Meets another Individual Membership eligibility criteria as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time in the By-Laws – at this time, this includes individuals and/or organisations who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that:

  • they receive business income from cattle production;
  • they work or contribute to transactions on which a Cattle Levy is imposed;
  • they have a connection to the entity who is the levy-paying, grass-fed cattle producer; or
  • they supply a member number from a curated group of grass-fed cattle industries.

3. Pay any applicable Membership fee when lodging the application for Membership.

Signing up for membership is an easy process- simply complete the application form below. If you’re unable to fill out the online form below, you can:

  • Call the Cattle Australia team on 1300 653 038 and they can process your membership application for you. 
  • Print and fill out the Individual Membership form and send it to: Cattle Australia, Locked Bag 9, Kingston ACT 2604. 

Please note: The Individual Membership form allows individuals to provide their primary PIC and any additional PICs. If you hold multiple PICs, you should aggregate your cattle numbers across all PICs for the purpose of listing your herd size in the application form. 

However, if your PIC is used for multiple members, you will need to divide your cattle numbers across the number of members registering using the PIC. 

For example: Rod Brown and his son Luke Brown both wish to register as Cattle Australia Individual Members. They have one PIC number with a herd size of greater than 5,000. As they only have one PIC, they can both register using the same PIC number. However, when selecting their herd size in the membership form, they should divide their total herd size between them. This means they will each have a herd size of 2,500 and should choose the ‘Herd size greater than 1,500 but less than 5,000’ option when they each individually register for Cattle Australia membership.

The following table sets out the number of votes Individual Members will have in elections of Elected Directors on each Elected Director position. If
no herd size is selected, number of votes defaults to one (1).

Number of cattle owned by Individual Member
Number of votes
Less than 250
Greater than 250 but less than 750
Greater than 750 but less than 1,500
Greater than 1,500 but less than 5,000
5,000 or more but less than 10,000
10,000 or more
Corporate Individual Member*

Cattle Australia membership fees are determined by the size of your herd.

Number of cattle owned by Individual Member
Annual Membership Fee (including GST)
Less than 250
Greater than 250 but less than 750
Greater than 750 but less than 1,500
Greater than 1,500 but less than 5,000
Greater than 5,000 but less than 10,000
Greater than 10,000
Corporate Individual Member*

Applicant information

Fields marked with an asterisk are a required field.

In signing this form, you agree:
  • To demonstrate that you are a levy-paying grass-fed cattle producer or that you meet other eligibility prescribed by the Board;
  • To receive communications from Cattle Australia;
  • That to the best of your knowledge and belief, all statements in this application are correct; and
  • That you have read and understood Cattle Australia’s Membership Terms and Conditions and by completing, signing and lodging this application form you acknowledge that you agree to adhere to them.

Producer Membership Terms and Conditions

As an Producer Member of Cattle Australia, the following terms will apply:

1. Producer Members of Cattle Australia have the rights to:

  • receive notices of, attend and be heard at any general meeting;
  • vote at any properly convened general meeting of the Company
  • vote in any properly held postal or electronic ballot of Individual Members

2. The Applicant agrees to notify Cattle Australia in writing of any change in that Member’s name, postal address, telephone number or e-mail address relevant to the membership within one month after the change.

3. The applicant may resign from Membership or Associateship (as applicable) by giving written notice to Cattle Australia

4. The applicant acknowledges that their Cattle Australia Membership may be revoked if they:

  • have unpaid Membership Fees (if any) following expiry of the period set out in a notice to that Member
  • conduct themself in a manner considered to be injurious or prejudicial to the character or interests of the Company
  • cease to satisfy the criteria for their Membership.

5. Cattle Australia hereby advises that they collect, hold, use and disclose personal information about the Applicant for the purposes of assessing the Applicant’s membership application and for providing services to Members. As such, the Applicant authorises Cattle Australia to disclose information about the Applicant as follows:

  1. to third parties who carry out functions for and on behalf of Cattle Australia
  2. to related bodies of Cattle Australia
  3. to agents and contractors who act on Cattle Australia’s behalf.

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Garry Edwards

Managing Director and CEO, Maureen Pastoral Company

Garry was born and raised on a commercial beef cattle property south of Gloucester in New South Wales. Garry has personal cattle production interests in this region today as well as his corporate role as the Managing Director and CEO of AAM, a business that has a significant focus in continuing to expand beyond our cattle production interests in Central West NSW, near Forbes and Bective Station near Tamworth, NSW.

Garry has over 25 years’ experience in large scale livestock production management within the Australian agribusiness sector. His experience spans across a vast array of areas of the agricultural supply chain and includes managing businesses involved in livestock breeding, growing and finishing, financing of agricultural projects, implementation of precision agriculture practices, investigation and implementation of sustainability and innovation initiatives and developing and operating integrated agricultural businesses.

In 2007, Garry founded the company that today is AAM, commencing the development, operation and management of a portfolio of agricultural assets valued at $887 million and he remains the major shareholder of AAM.

Garry has a unique skill set across multiple facets of the grass-fed cattle production supply chain, from production through to finishing, as well as a unique perspective of the challenges facing all grass-fed producers within Australia through his involvement in the modernisation and development of livestock marketing facilities throughout Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

George King

Managing Director, The Whitney Pastoral Co and Manager, "Coombing Park"
George is a seventh generation Australian farmer, currently managing his family property which they have held since 1880. George operates an Angus breeding and finishing operation joining 1,500 cows per year, with a low-cost model turning off steers at feeder weights and direct sales of females.

George has long been on a regenerative agriculture path as it was the only way he could see to renovate their property 25 years ago without employed equity or working capital, which at the time they didn’t have. He continues with this model as it provides outstanding cost containments, continued production and profitability.

George is married with four (4) children, Harry 24, Emma 22, Dave 15 and Tom 13. He also enjoys flying and has his pilot’s license.

George is also a Founding Director of The Wellness House and a Founding Director of ONFARM CO. He has a strong voluntary involvement with his community including as the NSW Rural Fire Services Senior Dept Capt. and Chairman of St Paul’s Carcoar.

Bryce Camm

Grazier, camm agricultual group

Bryce Camm hails from Dalby in Queensland’s Darling Downs region where he oversees his family’s company Camm Agricultural Group; an integrated beef and cropping enterprise with interests across Queensland.

Bryce has been CEO of the group for the past eight years. Prior to that he was the Manager of the group’s award winning Wonga Plains Feedlot for eight years where he oversaw the operation triple in size. Growing up on “Natal Downs” Station in north Queensland Bryce undertook a dual degree in Business Administration and Communications at Bond University and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program as well as the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

Bryce is currently the Chairman of Beef Australia Ltd and the Immediate Past President of the Australian Lot Feeders Council, as well as a previous Director of the Red Meat Advisory Council. 

Elke Cleverdon

Owner and Director, Cleverdon Agriculture - Grass Fed Black Angus

Elke is an experienced non-executive director in the agriculture and customer-owned banking sector with a passion for member-centric organisations. She brings a grower perspective, coupled with her genuine drive to elevate the industry through innovation. She was selected to the National Farmers’ Federation ‘Diversity in Ag Leadership’ 2022, among 12 women nationally.

Elke has a broad background in the agricultural industry as a producer and rural financial coach across regional NSW, challenging business models and production systems for growers across a wide range of commodities. Elke has been a joint owner and director of a broadacre family cattle property at Harden, NSW, since 1993. Cleverdon Ag raises and trades black Angus cattle.

Elke brings a wealth of financial, risk management and governance experience. Her current non-executive director roles include Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA), Murrumbidgee Health (NSW Health) and SWS Bank (a regional financial institution in NSW). 

Some of her many strengths include a strong focus on strategy, risk and a triple bottom line while chairing large-scale audit and risk committees.

Elke is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow CPA, and holds a Master of Business Administration focused in marketing, finance, business strategy and leadership. Her critical thinking and business acumen after 16 years’ experience as an executive in customer-owned banking and the past eight years as a Rural Financial Coach, makes her an ideal candidate seeking to advance producers’ long-term best interests in a fair and strong supply chain.

David Foote

Director - Tandarra Partners

Nominated by: Peter Hall, Troy Setter, Bryce Camm, David Hill, Adam Coffey 

For the past 45 years, David has held rural property management, executive and senior management positions across all mainland states in areas of; beef cattle & sheep breeding, growing and lot feeding, meat retailing, small seed growing, irrigated fodder, and the further processing and exporting of primary products such as meat, grain and fodder.

His export experiences which started in 1989 included a role with Stanbroke Pastoral Company to help develop Stanbroke’ s Live cattle export program. Additionally, David managed the integration of Bottle Tree feedlot grain feeding in the production system while developing and launching their now globally recognised Diamantina beef brand.

David has been in a leadership role at the Lee Family’s, Australian Country Choice group of Companies since 1999 and progressed in that time from General Manager Properties & Livestock to Group Managing Director until stepping back in December 2020 from a full time role to a strategic advisory and board role.

Headquartered in Brisbane and employing over 1,400 staff across 42 operations, Australian Country Choice (ACC) operates Australia’s largest vertically integrated beef supply chain; encompassing cattle breeding, cattle growing and feedlotting to supply its integrated food processing facility in Brisbane that incorporates beef slaughter, beef boning, value-adding and case ready beef packing.

ACC’s cattle property portfolio of around 4 million acres in Queensland & NSW encompasses operations from the Barkly Tableland, CQ coalfields, Carnarvon ranges, Augathella, Blackall, Roma, and Moonie districts of Queensland, with a carrying capacity of 300,000 head. of cattle to support the Company’s 3 feedlots.

Additionally, David represents Agricultural & Cattle industry interests in his role as; Non-Government member Australia­ Indonesia Red Meat & Cattle Partnership, member SmartSat CRC, member Cattle Australia -Policy Council, member Australian Meat Industry Council -China & Halal Trade Groups, Chair Workplace Health & Safety Queensland -Rural Industry Sector Standing Committee, Deputy Chair Laguna Bay Pastoral investment committee and Board Member lnventia Genetic Technologies (IGT). 

Away from work David has a small cattle property in the Mt Kilcoy (Qld) district running Charolais & Charbray breeders to the delight of his four grandchildren.

David wishes to continue into a second term to help build a strong and successful Cattle Australia to represent the interest of all cattle producers