A Senate Inquiry to be introduced to federal parliament next week will consider whether a national interest test should apply to applications to patent livestock genetics.
Many public hearings have been held around Australia in recent years with the aim of getting to the bottom of market competition issues between producers and processors. However, very few have involved producers and processors talking to each other in the same room.
He has spent much of the past two years in senate inquiries investigating what’s wrong with the red meat industry, but Senator Barry O’Sullivan still sees enough right to be investing confidently in expanding his own cattle breeding and backgrounding operation. But he warns the industry can not achieve its potential until trust is rebuilt along the supply chain.
The Cattle Council of Australia is calling on the major political parties to commit $4 million to pay for the council’s long-planned restructure if they win the Federal election.
Mandatory cattle and beef price reporting in Australia will benefit producers, but only in a small way, a recent MLA report suggests.
The Cattle Council of Australia says the costs and complexity of introducing a mandatory price reporting model would outweigh any benefits received.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting people involved with cattle and beef markets to participate in a series of regional forums. The forums are a part of the ACCC’s recently announced market study into the cattle and beef industry.
The Senate Committee conducting an inquiry into competition issues in the red meat processing sector has rushed out an interim report ahead of the pending Double Dissolution election.
Cattle Council of Australia has warned recommendations made in the interim Senate report into the red meat processing sector need fine-tuning.
Should saleyards cattle be weighed before they are auctioned, or after? Producers, agents, saleyard operators and processors all weighed in with their views on this divisive issue during the public hearings for the senate inquiry into market consolidation in the red meat processing industry.