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Opinion: Running cattle industry leadership on smell of an oily rag can’t end well

The grassfed cattle industry is a major component of Australia’s $72.5 billion per year red meat industry, but is overseen by a representative and policy setting body that by comparison runs on the smell of an oily rag, with an annual operating budget of a just a couple of million dollars…Read More

James Nason, December 7, 2020

Opinion: Unaccountable, unelected bodies dictating environmental policy at ag’s expense

Farmers and graziers have every right to expect that they can glean as much good policy from our system of government as any other group…Read More

Joanne Rea, Property Rights Australia, September 10, 2020

‘It is paramount the UN ensures a discussion on livestock that is based on facts’

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef responds to recent claims contained within the United Nations (UN) ‘Act Now’ campaign, specifically regarding the “Eat Less Meat” initiative…Read More

Ruaraidh Petre, GRSB executive director, August 12, 2020

An open letter from Tom Stockwell to the PM

The Federal Government should be hailing the recent Federal Court decision which declared the 2011 live export suspension unlawful, as a guiding principle for good governance for its Ministers in future, instead of protecting bad decisions and under performers, writes cattle producer and former Northern Territory Cattlemens’ Association president Tom Stockwell in an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other Government Ministers today. ..Read More

Tom Stockwell, June 17, 2020

Meat and blockchain is a team game

In his third article on the emergence of data rich disrupters in the meat industry, former Australian Meat Processor Corporation executive chair Peter Noble delves into opportunities blockchain technology is now presenting for Australia’s red meat industry…Read More

Peter Noble, March 16, 2020

Is blockchain a hidden source of efficiency for the meat supply chain?

In his second article on the emergence of data rich disrupters in the meat industry, former Australian Meat Processor Corporation executive chair Peter Noble looks at why the emergence of blockchain is a development the red meat supply chain cannot ignore…Read More

Peter Noble, March 13, 2020

An e-commerce giant ventures into red meat retailing

In the first of a series of articles on data rich disrupters emerging in the meat industry, former Australian Meat Processor Corporation executive chair Peter Noble draws attention to web giant Amazon’s recent entry into red meat retailing, and lessons Australia’s red meat industry can learn from France’s Languedoc wine growers…Read More

Peter Noble, March 12, 2020

Opinion: Leading a beef fightback

Strategic communications expert and former agricultural journalist Cameron Morse says the beef industry needs to do more in the communications arena to promote its environmental credentials, and why the best time to start is right now…Read More

Cameron Morse, March 9, 2020

Ruling will force animal rights groups to reconsider covert surveillance tactics


A High Court judgment last week will have undoubted ramifications for the operation models of animal rights groups that rely heavily on illegally obtained video footage for their advertising campaigns, writes agribusiness lawyer Trent Thorne…Read More

Trent Thorne, McCullough Robertson, February 14, 2020

Opinion: Time for a global approach to beef advocacy?

As the leaders of the world’s major beef producing countries prepare to visit Australia later this year for the annual International Beef Alliance meeting, is it time for the beef industry to think globally in its proactive messaging to consumers?..Read More

James Nason, February 14, 2020

Opinion: CPA welcomes CCA direct-elect plan, but says flaws remain

In this contributed opinion article Cattle Producers Australia chair Paul Wright says Cattle Council Australia’s move to a fully directly elected board is a step in the right direction, but says giving each state the same represention on the board is fundamentally flawed. ..Read More

Paul Wright, May 14, 2019

Animal activism: Time for ‘free riders’ to step up

OPINION: Organisations responsible for defending agriculture’s interests against increasingly militant animal activist attacks are somewhat paradoxically being undermined by many of the people they’re fighting for…Read More

James Nason, April 4, 2019

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