Resources

Here you will find a directory of resources available through Cattle Australia and its industry partners and government. You can use the search function in your browser (Ctrl+F) to search for a specific term. If you find any links do not work, please report dead links here

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Advocacy

Cattle Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia have put together a number of factsheets to help producers who want to advocate for the beef industry at the community level. These factsheets cover key topics around Environment and Sustainability, Animal Welfare and the Nutritional value of Beef. All sheets come with basic facts, and evidence about what the beef industry is doing in these areas with references to credible and independent studies and science that verify our claims. Click the links below to download.

Animal Health

A range of useful information about maintaining on-farm animal health is available from Animal Health Australia and can be found here 

Animal Welfare Standards

The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle can be found here

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Beef Fast Facts

This fact sheet contains information about beef consumption, who Australia exports to and national beef figures.

Biosecurity

Integrity Systems Company has put together a document with Livestock Data Link Tech Tips which can be found here

Cattle Australia also has a Foot & Mouth Disease resources hub which can be accessed here

Bushfire Recovery

Assistance after the 2019 and 2020 summer bushfires is being coordinated through the National Emergency Management Agency

In the aftermath of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, the Victorian Government prepared this guide to assist producers recovering from bushfires.

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Cattle Health Declarations

National animal health statements are a way of producers to provide information about the animal health status of their herds. Buyers should ask for a copy and use the information provided to determine the health risks associated with the animals offered the sale. Information on the Cattle Health declarations can be found here.

Climate

Cattle Australia is taking a lead to make sure the impact of animal agriculture is measured accurately. Visit our dedicated climate metrics page for more.

Communications (COVID-19)

COVID-19 has increased pressure on broadband and mobile phone networks, particularly for educational and business purposes.

Better Internet for Rural, Regional and Remote Australia has prepared a useful guide for getting the most from your internet connection.

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) is also providing useful COVID-19 information to consumers at this site, including how to contact your service provider and how the TIO can assist with unresolved complaints and arrange urgent assistance with connectivity.

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Disaster Recovery

Recovery after a natural disaster is now managed by the Commonwealth’s Natural Emergency Management Agency To find out if you are eligible for financial assistance during or after a natural disaster visit disasterassist.gov.au

Drought

Drought support is now administered through the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry This includes training through The Farm Business Resilience Program Financial planning and assistance is also available including:
Concessional loans for drought-affected producers are available through the Regional Investment Corporation You can also assess your farm’s drought resilience using the Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool at www.drsat.com.au Support in your state or territory
New South Wales | Victoria | Queensland | South Australia | Western Australia | Tasmania Northern Territory

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Education

Environment

Cattle Australia Sustainability Hub

The Australian grassfed cattle industry is a global leader in agricultural sustainability and Australia’s leading industry in the pursuit of lower carbon emisisons. Find out about Cattle Australia’s sustainability work by visiting:

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework:

Cattle Australia supports the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework as a way to guide sustainable beef production and demonstrate the beef industry’s sustainability credentials to consumers and stakeholders.

Launched in April 2017, the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (the Framework) was developed by the Australian beef industry to meet the changing expectations of customers, investors and other stakeholders. The Framework defines sustainable beef production and tracks performance over a series of indicators annually. The indicators will continue to be refined through a process of consultation with both stakeholders and technical experts. https://www.sustainableaustralianbeef.com.au/the-framework

CN30 (Carbon Neutral 2030)

Cattle Australia supports the goal of the Australian red meat industry becoming carbon neutral by 2030 (CN30).

The red meat and livestock industry is on the front foot, proactively taking action and aims to maintain or improve long-term productivity and herd numbers while striving to deliver zero net emissions. https://www.mla.com.au/research-and-development/Environment-sustainability/cn30/.

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Financial Support

Go to Disaster Recovery
Go to Drought

Information on special tax arrangements for businesses affected by COVID-19 can be found through the Australian Tax Office’s small business newsroom.

Fit to Load Guide for Domestic and Export Markets

Cattle Australia, in collaboration with Meat and Livestock Australia and Livecorp have combined the domestic and export fit to load guides into one easy to use brochure. You can download a copy here.

Flood Recovery

See Disaster Recovery

Foot & Mouth Disease

With the increased threat of a Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Australia due to its increased presence in our global region, Cattle Australia has set up a dedicated biosecurity information hub for producers which can be accessed by clicking here.

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Health and Welfare (COVID-19)

Cattle Australia has prepared a factsheet with advice to help protect the health and wellbeing of people on-farm.

Lifeline is also offering support services during the COVID-19 crisis and have online mental health resources available here

Hormone Growth Promotants

Information on the best practice for documenting the use of Hormone Growth Promotants (HGPs) can be found by clicking here

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Johne’s Disease

The new, national approach to Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle – the BJD Framework – offers a fresh approach to the management of the endemic disease. It focuses on managing on-farm biosecurity risk rather than controlling disease through regulation and treats JD as just one of many diseases that producers must manage within their business.

Supported by more flexible regulation, producers will be able to make informed decisions about the opportunities and risks associated with purchasing livestock.

JD is difficult, but not impossible, to eradicate from infected properties. The principal focuses are to avoid introducing JD infection into a disease-free beef cattle herd; and to detect, isolate and cull high-risk animals from a newly infected herd. Read more about the new approach here.

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Levies

The Grassfed Cattle Levy is paid by cattle producers on the sale of their livestock and is collected by the Department of Agriculture’s Levies Service and distributed to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Animal Health Australia (AHA) and the National Residue Survey (NRS).

Cattle Australia plays an important role in overseeing how the levy is invested in projects designed to increase on-farm productivity, profitability and sustainability of grassfed cattle producers. Information on how the grassfed cattle levy is used can be found here.

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Market Information

MLA provides the latest news, market reporting, in-depth analysis and forecasting for domestic and overseas red meat markets and livestock exports. Click here.


Market Projections

The latest Meat & Livestock Australia cattle market projections can be found here.

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National Vendor Declarations

ISC has produced useful guides to help complete NVDs. Click the links below to take you to the relevant guide.

You can order updated NVD books or access eNVDs online here

Further information can be found through the Integrity Systems Company

Natural Disasters

For more information please go to:

News

Beef Central and Farm Online provide daily updates on events, issues and news surrounding beef production, marketing and processing.

Cattle Australia also offers the following information services

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Pain Relief

Cattle Australia has produced a factsheet for the use of pain-relief on-farm which is available by clicking here

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Traceability

Livestock Data Link Tech Tips – see Biosecurity

Trespassers

The producer update from April 2019 contains useful tips for producers facing on-farm trespassers, read it here.

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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 agribusiness 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 & production systems for growers across a wide range of commodities. Elke is a joint owner & director of a broad acre family cattle farm at Harden NSW since 1993. Cleverdon Ag raises & trades black Angus cattle  

Elke brings a wealth of financial, risk management and governance experience. Her current non-executive director roles include Local Land Services (NSW), Murrumbidgee Health (NSW Health) and SWS Credit Union. Some of her many strengths is a strong focus on strategy, risk and a triple bottom line while chairing large scale audit & risk committees  


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