Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Grass Fed Cattle Industry Profitability and the Need for Industry Organisational Reform

Hunt Blog Newsletter: Grass Fed Cattle Industry Profitability and the Need for Industry Organisational Reform

The Push for Reform

The February 2010 Armidale Beef Forum in Armidale in northern New South Wales attended by over 1,000 disgruntled cattle producers lit the match for meaningful cattle industry organisational reform to reverse the unsustainable long term decline in grass fed cattle industry profitability. A fire was fanned by the subsequent New Directions Beef Forum attended by over 500 prominent beef producers and held in August 2010 at the Acton family’s property Paradise Lagoons near Rockhampton.

During the ensuing years much discussion and debate has occurred within the cattle industry generally and the Cattle Council of Australia in particular regarding the reforms needed to meet the 21st century collective needs of the grass fed cattle industry.

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