Opinion

Opinion: Why Cattle Australia will not be a ‘rebadged’ Cattle Council

The key to achieving what we need is greater democracy, and Cattle Australia will deliver this – Once it becomes the new peak industry body, it will have a model where any Australian grass-fed cattle levy-paying producer can join, vote, and run to be on the board, writes Cattle Council of Australia president Lloyd Hick…Read More

Lloyd Hick, president, Cattle Council of Australia, 01/09/2022

Opinion: Former president warns against ‘rebadged’ Cattle Council

The new Agriculture Minister needs to intervene to ensure the grassfed cattle industry reform process gets back on track to deliver the united, democratically elected and properly resourced peak body grass fed producers need, writes former CCA president Markus Rathsmann in an opinion piece today…Read More

Markus Rathsmann, 31/08/2022

Animal activists forbidden from using illegally obtained video footage for campaigns

The High Court of Australia has provided some overdue guidance in relation to whether animal rights activists are entitled to use hidden cameras to expose alleged cruelty on farms and other facilities in NSW…Read More

Trent Thorne, Hamilton Locke, 12/08/2022

Opinion: Livelihoods depend on governments we can trust

While more than a decade has gone by since the last Federal Labor Government left visible scars on the northern beef industry, some within the ALP still appear comfortable making knee-jerk decisions without speaking to the people who are actually affected by them – a worrying sign for the northern agricultural sector…Read More

Will Evans, CEO, NTCA, 12/05/2022

Cattle Australia update: Where to from here?

Andrew Macaulay, Independent Chair of the Restructure Steering Committee, outlines findings from the recent public consultation period provides an update on the next steps in Cattle Australia’s development…Read More

Andrew Macaulay , 10/05/2022

Opinion: A fresh start for the grass-fed cattle industry

In this submitted opinion article, Grass-fed Cattle Restructure Steering Committee chair Andrew Macaulay provides an overview of the consultation process where producers and other invested stakeholders can have their say on the proposed new cattle industry representative organisation Cattle Australia…Read More

Andrew Macaulay, Independent Chair of the Grass-fed Cattle Restructure Steering Committee, 17/03/2022

Ukraine: The ramifications for Australian agriculture and our nation

The unfolding emergency in the Ukraine has deep implications for a heavily trade exposed Australia, AgSecure principal Andrew Henderson writes..Read More

Andrew Henderson, 04/03/2022

68 million more reasons to buy Australian Beef

The Federal Government’s $68 million investment in agricultural traceability will make Australian beef a more sought-after product, both overseas and at home, Cattle Council of Australia President Markus Rathsmann says…Read More

Guest Author, 25/01/2022

Positive steps underway towards new, stronger peak industry council: Rathsmann

Cattle Council of Australia chair Markus Rathsmann outlines how plans to transition to an adequately resourced, united and democratically elected Peak industry Council for the beef cattle sector by 1 July 2022 are progressing, and the role a voluntary levy is set to play in funding the organisation’s activities into the future…Read More

Guest Author, 24/01/2022

‘Replacing meat with highly processed food would repeat the health disasters of the 1970s’

Wading through decades of nutrition research led orthopedic surgeon Gary Fettke and his wife Belinda to discover how health concerns over meat consumption have been falsified by statistical manipulation, misinformation, and biased promotion, and underlined the propaganda war designed to create a fear of meat and  drive its replacement with highly processed plant products. ..Read More

Dr Gary Fettke, 10/12/2021

Opinion: Optics not ethics driving banking’s social conscience

It might seem ironic to some that banks these days have a set of principles they hold potential customers to when deciding whether or not to lend to them – or even to keep them as a customer…Read More

AgForce CEO Michael Guerin, 16/11/2021

Opinion: Defining beef’s challenge

There is a narrative around the beef industry that policy decisions and regulations that happen to us are someone else’s fault. We need to accept responsibility for these decisions if we are going to address the problem, writes ABSF chair Mark Davie. ..Read More

Mark Davie, Australian Beef Sustainability Framework chair, 01/11/2021

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