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CPA launches with growing membership numbers

After four long years, with many obstacles in the course, the Implementation Committee has successfully launched Cattle Producers Australia as the new independent National democratic representative body for grass fed cattle producers. We are thrilled to be able to connect with producers all over Australia to strengthen the future of the industry and take steps…

CPA Calls for an Option 5: The law of Accord: Structure which follows from Strategy

Cattle Producers Australia (CPA) has lodged a submission which outlines a strategy for a profitable and sustainable future for Australian red meat and livestock industries and a structure that will deliver it. Responding to the Green Paper published by the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) MoU Review Panel Task Force, CPA presented well validated conclusions…

ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh discusses Price Transparency at the NT Cattleman’s Conference

Presentation Paper Introduction When discussing the future of global agriculture, it is always tempting to trot out the United Nations forecast of a “70% increase in global food demand by 2050”. This forecast paints a pretty positive picture, from a farmers’ perspective. After half a century of declining real prices for agricultural commodities, it suggests…

Taxing red meat will exacerbate environmental issues including climate change

Chair of Cattle Producers Australia (CPA) Dr Paul Wright rejects outright any proposal from the United Nations to tax red meat consumption. He said “such a proposal would be counter-productive, not only for food production but also for the environment. Beef is a high quality human food protein and includes important micro nutrients essential for…

No progress with whole of supply chain cooperation

The current low cattle prices being realised by producers again demonstrates the need for robust and accountable cattle producer representation at the National level. Reports of near record monthly export tonnage, along with buoyant export beef prices, combined with high domestic wholesale and retail price levels which are threatening to dampen domestic consumer demand, is…