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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2009
From Pioneer brand seeds big crops grow. ® TTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA Pioneer brand seeds big crops grow. ® TTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA 2009 2009 31H50 The grain and tropical silage specialist. Suited to silage or grain production Hard textured, flinty grain Strong seedling vigour - large robust plant For more information call Kelvin Schwarz on 0408 717 229 or visit australia.pioneer.com ®, TM, SM : Trademarks and service marks of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. THE BEST CROPS ST AR T WITH THE BEST SEEDS Cattle Council continues to lobby government on the need to sustain the longer-term research capacity required to assess the challenges ahead and service the beef industry’s needs for on-going innovation. Our competitors, particularly those in South America, will continue working overtime to supply product into higher valued export markets, hence competing head-to-head with Australia. We must be ready to meet this challenge head-on in the short, medium and long-term. Through influencing and monitoring Federal Government policy and management on international trade, animal health and welfare, quarantine and climate change, Cattle Council continues to pursue the big ticket policy items on behalf of the beef industry. There is never a shortage of challenges facing the industry. This year will see Cattle Council manage countless industry issues, including: Crisis on the beef industry; Canberra as all corners of politics deliberate over the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation; the development of cattle welfare codes; maximising Australia’s international trade in beef and livestock, in particular proposed Free Trade Agreements with Japan and Korea; providing ongoing input and direction to Australia’s suite of animal health programs; remain tightly engaged in biosecurity and quarantine issues as the government delivers the recommendations from the Beale Enquiry; and maintaining the Council’s profile as Australia’s most respected and active lobby groups and improving communications between stakeholders. Cattle Council will continue to carry out its pivotal role in developing a profitable environment for Australia’s beef cattle producers through analysis of issues, policy development and government lobbying. In closing, I look forward to an eventful year ahead and encourage all beef producers around Australia to have their say and contribute to the future of this truly great industry. Greg Brown President Cattle Council of Australia 11 Good disease tolerance Very high silage yield potential under irrigated or dryland conditions 1117_CCA Yearbook 2009.indd 11 5/5/09 7:59:45 PM TRY OUR NEW DISEASE RESISTANT TROPICAL SPECIALIST P2375