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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2009
CA TTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA YEARBOOK 2009 Celebrating 30 Years in 2009 Sustaining a strong and successful beef industry for over 30 years, this year… T he Cattle Council of Australia continues to play a pivotal role in delivering an environment of sustainability for Australian beef cattle producers. Over the past 30 years the Cattle Council has been a tireless campaigner for the industry, raising awareness and providing support to all facets of the beef cattle industry from animal health and welfare to marketing and research. Significant events impacting industry have occurred since Cattle Council’s inception, but hurdles have been overcome and opportunities harnessed to deliver a strong and thriving beef industry with a bright and buoyant future. Cattle Council would like to thank its members for their continued commitment in ensuring an influential voice for cattle producers at the national level. committed to animal welfare and to the long-term sustainability of the trade. Our partnership with the Cattle Council of Australia has enabled our “ industry to continue to deliver valuable and lasting improvements in Australia, on board vessels and in overseas marketplace, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Australian cattle producers for many years to come. Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council ” congratulates the Cattle Council of Australia for its 30 years of leadership of Australia’s cattle industry. Cattle Council has accelerated important developments to the beef industry, includingsupport for the “ establishment of the BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation system in 1986. This is now acknowledged as worldleading technology that adds tens of millions of dollars per year to Australia’s beef industry in terms of enhanced productivity and eating quality. Support for compensation of beef breeders that have had Johnes disease detected in their herds and lastly support for the establishment of standards to underpin a vibrant export industry of cattle for breeding thus 40 enriching the livelihood of many cattle breeders Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association ” 1117_CCA Yearbook 2009.indd 40 Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association Australia’s livestock export industry is 1980 1985 1987 1989 1989 1990 1992 Five National Beef Conference established Kerin-Andriessen Assurance for the Asian beef market signed AUS-MEAT established Australia achieves ‘freedom’ from bovine brucellosis Implementation of HGP program for access to the EU Annual Rural Awareness Tours for Canberra-based bureaucrats commenced Reduction in Japanese Tariffs achieved 1992 US Meat Import Law abolished 1993 1993 1993 1994 CATTLECARE 1993 Standard contact for over-the hooks selling developed Australian Quarantine Inspection Service Meat Industry Charging Review North Australia Beef Research Council formed North Australian Beef Research Council Formed 1994 CATTLECARE on-farm quality assurance scheme launched 1994 1994 1996 1996 1996 1996 1997 1998 1998 BSE crises in the European Union Cotton Trash crisis Australian Animal Health and Council formed National Vendor Declaration form introduced Protocol for live cattle exports to Mexico established Meat Industry Strategic Plan developed Australia achieves ‘freedom’ from bovine tuberculosis Red meat industry restructures Endosulfan residue crisis 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) action against Korea 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 Outcomes for application of GST to livestock sales Industry Certification Reform: significant input into a review of Certification Requirements for industry 2000 2000 2000 Development of the endosulfan program Cattle Council host Five Nations Beef Conference, Yepoon, QLD Launch of Government policy paper, Australia’s Beef Industry – A new era 2001 AUSMEAT language formally adopted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2001 UK Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak 2001 Japan BSE detections 2001 DOHA round of WTO begins 2002 2002 2002 Exotic Animal Disease Response Agreement signed Producers selling under Meat Standards Australia also adopt on-farm Quality Assurance program Australian victory in WTO action against Korean import restrictions National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) introduced Meat Standards Australia implemented Tally system agreed to be scrapped 5/5/09 8:00:39 PM We Were there