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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2009
CA TTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA YEARBOOK 2009 congratulates the Cattle Council of Australia on another year of hard “ work representing Australian cattle producers. Without your assistance, many of the industry issues which are raised would not be resolved. NSW Farmers’ Association ” 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 Cattle Futures trading on SFE begins Cattle Disease Contingency Fund developed Japan applies 50% “Snapback” tariff on Australian chilled beef Renewal bid for Beef CRC III (gene discovery and expression) Free Trade Agreement between US and Australia BSE detection in US – exclusions of US in major markets, including Japan and Korea 2003 CCA launches the “Magellan Project” as part of the 5 Nations Beef Group global market liberalisation effort 2003 2003 2004 2004 2004 2004 2005 Emergency Animal Disease Response agreement signed Thailand FTA finalized USFTA Negotiations. CCA in Washington for final round Cattle Council plan achieves new risk based approach to BJD and reduces market restrictions Livestock Production Assurance developed Funding commitment by Federal Government for National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) of $20 million Government announced the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy – national approach to animal welfare issues 2005 NLIS mandated across Australia 2005 2005 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 Increase of $1.50 cattle transaction levy (funding of an additional $22 million for industry) Five Nations Beef Conference, Canada Tuberculosis Freedom Assurance Programs Completed (1998-2006) Cattle Council host Five Nations Beef Alliance Conference Secured education budget from Federal Government for drought workshops across Australia Five Nations Beef Alliance, USA Producers using Livestock Production Assurance food safety National Vendor Declarations were fully accredited Federal Government release Garnaut Review, Green and White papers on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – CCA submissions filed and lobbying continues for appropriate policy Development of Land Transport Standards and Guidlines – successfully negotiated pragmatic outcomes for the transport of livestock NFF structural review Beale Review of Australia’s Quarantine and Biosecurity Systems National Farmers’ Federation open to corporate membership Development of the national Premium grass fed beef standard Federal Government’s restructure of Australia’s Quarantine and Inspection and Biosecurity system and drafting of legislation to replace the Quarantine Act 1908 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Australia – Korea FTA between Australia/New Zealand and the ASEAN countries Review of the Marketing Component of the Cattle Transaction Levy Red Meat Industry Strategic Plan William (Bill) Bray 2004-2008 Victorian Farmers Federation Greg Brown 2008-Present AgForce Queensland Cattle Council of Australia will celebrate 30 years of representing beef cattle producers at a function in Canberra at University House on the 17th and 18th of August. 41 Keith Adams 2001-2004 Agforce Queensland Peter Milne 1998-2001 United Graziers’ Association John Mactaggart 1992-1995 United Graziers’ Association John Wyld 1995-1998 Victorian Farmers’ Federation Edward Wright 1989-1992 NSW Farmers’ Assocation Maurice Binstead 1983-1986 Cattlemens Union Wally Peart 1986-1989 United Graziers’ Association Gerry Collin 1981-1983 United Graziers Association The NSW Farmers’ Association Des Crowe 1979-1981 Victorian Farmers Federation Cattle CounCil of australia Presidents