New board and chair of Cattle Australia announced just minutes ago

Beef Central, 12/12/2022

Following its first meeting today, the new board of Cattle Australia has been announced, including the inaugural chair of the new national representative body for the Australian grassfed beef cattle industry.

David Foote was elected as Chair of the inaugural Cattle Australia Board by the new elected directors. Mr Foote is from Sandy Creek in Queensland and has a cattle property in Mt Kilcoy.

Garry Edwards from New South Wales was elected Deputy Chair.

Mr Foote said the first priority would be to unite the industry.

“We have a responsibility to every grassfed beef cattle producer to make Cattle Australia a success and deliver on its mission – to be the voice of grassfed cattle producers, leading the cattle industry to a stronger, more sustainable future.” Mr Foote said.

“Cattle Australia is a democratic organisation, and its inaugural Board is well-experienced and one of high calibre.

“It shows that our industry is serious about putting the right people in the right places to move our industry forward.

“I would like to thank the council members of the Cattle Council of Australia. I know many of you will continue to fight for producers in new roles, including on our Policy Advisory Council.

“I thank those that have supported us to this point and call on all levy-paying grassfed cattle producers to get in behind Cattle Australia and help it achieve its goals and mission.

“Our Board feels there is no better time to become a member of Cattle Australia.

“If we make the best of this opportunity, we will all benefit.”

The new Cattle Australia Board consists of:

North Australia Beef Research Council catchment:

  • Bryce Camm – Grazier, Camm Agricultural Group
  • Adam Coffey – Owner/Director, Coffey Cattle Co
  • David Foote – Director, Tandarra Partners

Southern Australia Livestock Research Council catchment:

  • Elke Cleverdon – Owner/Director, Cleverdon Agriculture – Grassfed Black Angus
  • Garry Edwards – Managing Director and CEO, Maureen Pastoral Company
  • George King – Managing Director, The Whitney Pastoral Co and Manager, “Coombing Park”

Western Australian Livestock Research Council catchment:

  • James Bowie – Beef Producer, Bowie Beef

Adam Coffey, Gary Edwards, David Foote, Elke Cleverdon, Bryce Camm, George King, and James Bowie.

Source: Cattle Australia


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  1. Robert Farmer., 23/04/2023

    Great too see this happening now when most off the other country’s in the world are listening too this fake climate change crap and wanting too destroy the farm animals just because they pass wind.

  2. Wendy LeBlanc, 20/04/2023

    Congratulations on convening this board. I sincerely hope you have the strength of character to ensure that our cattle herds remain free of any mRNA injections. Should you cave into the inevitable pressures that the pharmaceutical companies will bring to bear, aided and abetted by their governmental lackies, I and my family … and many people I know ,,, will simply cease to eat meat.
    I hope, for the sake of your members, their animals, our food supply and the economy you have what it takes. Good luck.

  3. Chris Hutchison, 18/04/2023

    nsw ag dept says it MAY.. MAY.. MAY..prevent .lumpy skin and footand mouth,,obviously they aint got a clue..
    any mrna jabs in the cattle /food industry will be the end of the industry…this crap has to stop..

    • Margaret Becker, 19/04/2023

      Put this MRnA in any meat and l will not be eating it. No

  4. David+Dwyer, 13/12/2022

    Congratulations everyone.

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