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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2017
2017 Yearbook 2 Cattle Council of Australia Contacts President – Howard Smith Vice President – Tony Hegarty Chief Executive Officer – Margo Andrae Policy Officer – Will Evans PCAS and Policy Officer – Verity Price Office Manager – Debbie Frater Communications Officer – Rowena Martin Cattle Council of Australia Yearbook Published by Walsh Media Services Level 3, 18-20 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 Phone: (08) 8221 5600 www.walshmedia.com.au The views expressed contributors to this publication are not necessarily endorsed by the Cattle Council of Australia. No responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of information contained in the text or in advertisements. Ground Floor, NFF House, 14-16 Brisbane Avenue, Barton, ACT 2600 Postal Address: Locked Bag 9, Kingston, ACT 2604 Telephone: +612 6269 5600 Facsimile: +612 6273 2397 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cattlecouncil.com.au 4 President – Howard Smith Vice President – Tony Hegarty Chief Executive Officer – Jed Matz Policy Director – Annabel Johnson Policy Officer – Will Evans PCAS and Policy Officer – Verity Price Officer Manager – Debbie Frater Communications Manager – Caitlin Boucher Cattle Council of Australia Directors 6 Minister’s Forward Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP 10 President’s Report Howard Smith, President 15 Chief Executive Officer’s report Jed Matz, CEO 19 Consultative committees overview 22 Industry systems and food safety committee report 23 Marketing, market access and trade committee report 24 Animal health, welfare, biosecurity and environment committee report 26 Research, development and adoption committee report 28 Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System report Verity Price, PCAS and Policy Officer 29 2016 Cattle Market commentary Howard Smith, President 30 2016 Rural Awareness Tour Will Evans, Policy Officer 32 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative 2016 37 2015 Rising Champion report Kevin Stark, 2015 Rising Champion winner 40 2016 Rising Champion winner Kirsty McCormack 42 International Beef Alliance Jed Matz, CEO 43 AgForce – Delivering policy outcomes to industry Bim Struss, President, AgForce Cattle 45 Animal Health Australia Kathleen Plowman, CEO 47 Australian Livestock Exporters Council Simon Westaway, CEO 49 Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association Steven Skinner, Executive Director 51 Red Meat Advisory Council Anna Campbell, CEO 52 Australian Veterinary Association Dr Robert Johnson, President 53 Future Farmers Network Toby Locke, Executive Officer 55 Livestock Biosecurity Network Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, National Manager 56 NSW Farmers’ Association 57 Livestock SA Geoff Power, President 58 National Australia Bank Khan Horne, General Manager, NAB Agribusiness 60 Art4Agriculture 61 Meat & Livestock Australia Ben Thomas, Market Analyst 62 Australian Institute of Company Directors 63 Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia Ian Randles, Policy Officer, Grains and Livestock 64 National Farmers Federation 65 Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association 69 Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association Wayne Johnston, President 70 WA Farmers Stephen Brown, CEO 71 VFF Livestock Group Ashley Mackinnon, Public Affairs Officer 73 Contact details 75 Cattle Council of Australia Yearbook Layout and design by Outcross Media and OGA Creative Agency 540 Young Street, Albury, NSW, 2640 www.ogacreative.com.au Cover image by Ben Simpson Photography bensimpson.com.au The views expressed by contributors to this publication are not necessarily endorsed by the Cattle Council of Australia. No responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of information contained in the text or advertisements. Cattle Council of Australia Contacts Ground Floor, NFF House, 14-16 Brisbane Avenue, Barton ACT 2600 Postal Address: Locked Bag 9, Kingston ACT 2604 Telephone: +61 2 6269 5600 Facsimile: +61 2 6273 2397 Email: email@example.com www.cattlecouncil.com.au Facebook /CattleCouncilOfAustralia Linkedin Cattle Council Of Australia Twitter @cattlecouncilau Youtube Cattle Council Of Australia Cattle Council of Austral ia 2016 Yearbook Content 5