Australian supply chain benefits integral to Ag in Asia

Beef Central, 03/09/2015


David FooteAustralian producers looking to export must capitalise on the key points of difference an Australian supply chain can deliver if they are to be successful in capitalising on the Asian Century.

After spending 13 years as Chief Executive Officer of Australian Country Choice (ACC), operators of Australia’s largest vertically integrated beef supply chain, this is just one of the learnings David Foote will share when he presents at the upcoming Ag in the Asian Century Conference.

Mr Foote has a strong history in executive and senior management positions in areas of rural property management, beef, cattle and sheep, meat retailing, processing, and exporting of primary products such as meat, grain and fodder.

Mr Foote said businesses must be tailored in their approach when looking at various areas of the Asian market.

“Asia is a destination, not a single country,” Mr Foote said.

“Australian exporters must be country specific in their pursuit of sustainable business.”

In his role at ACC, Mr Foote overseas the company’s operations encompassing cattle breeding, cattle growing and feedlotting, to supply the company’s integrated food processing facility in Brisbane that incorporates beef slaughter, beef boning, value-adding and shelf ready/retail ready packing.

Mr Foote also represents the interests of the beef industry in a number of roles, including being Taskforce Chairman for Meat & Livestock Australia’s South East Asia and Indonesia market taskforces, and Deputy Chairman and Director of the Australian Meat Processor Corporation.

Source: Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise. The Ag in the Asian Century conference will be held in Toowoomba from 22-24 September at the Empire Theatre and will focus on exploring Asian growth opportunities. To view the official program and register, please visit



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