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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2015
YEARBOOK2015 CATTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA 18 government to deliver tangible improvements for grassfed beef producers to gain objective measurements, improved transparency and an increase in market opportunity. It fell short of delivering any initiative that aims to provide producers with more objective measurements on which they can be paid for their product. However Government did deliver on $200 million in biosecurity, $500 million in water infrastructure, $60 million for the Mobile Black Spot Programme, $100 million for R&D and $250 for the Drought Concessional Loan Scheme .Cattle Council will now work closely with Government to ensure these initiatives are delivered in a manner which is beneficial for grassfed cattle producers. International Trade Trade and market access has had significant market openings within the signing of three Free Trade Agreements seen this past year. The signings of Korea, China and Japan all signify major milestones within Australia’s Beef industry. The flow through effects that will pass all the way to farm gate will see increase market access, lower tariffs and increased gross incomes for the Australian economy. The China Free Trade Agreement is expected to input a significant $270 million towards the Australian beef industry. The Korean Free Trade Agreement is critically important given the increased demand and competitive disadvantage we have against the USA before the signing. The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement will secure Australia’s position in supplying beef to Japan as well as increasing the gross value of Australia’s beef production by 7%. Cattle Council's continuing membership with the Five Nations Beef Alliance saw the CEOs of the major beef producing countries beef producing representative bodies from United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico and Australia meet this year at Beef Week 2015. I provided the delegates with a taste of Australia’s largest beef event. The Presidents and CEOs will attend the annual conference in Mexico this year. White Paper for AUSMEAT Beef Language Cattle Council has called on its service provider Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) who is jointly working with the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) on a project to undertake a critical scientific examination of how future developments in science and technology, The China Free Trade Agreement is expected to input a significant $270 million towards the Australian beef industry.