Cattle Council provides practical policy advice at the farm and industry level to the Federal Government, including Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig, Minister for the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry and the Department’s divisions.
Cattle Council focuses its efforts on those policy areas most important to ensuring a sustained productive and profitable Australian beef cattle industry.
Key policy areas:
- Climate Change Policy
- Environmental Stewardship Module
- Water and Drought Policy
- Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity
- About Cattle Council and Animal Health & Welfare
- Livestock Production Assurance
- Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle
- Trade and the Beef Industry
- Australia- Korea Free Trade Agreement
- BSE Import Policy
- Livestock exports
- Food Labelling
- Marketing Cattle Transaction Levy
- Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System
- Research, Development & Extension (RD&E)
- Cattle Council and RD&E
- R&D transaction levy
- National Beef Production RD&E Strategy
- Inquiry into Rural Research & Development Corporations
- Industry Systems & Food Safety
- Industry Programs
- Important advice for livestock producers– Russian Market eligibility
To meet Russian market access requirements SAFEMEAT is implementing a 90 day Provisional Russian Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) for products and feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline – effective 1 January 2012.
Producers must now declare the status of their livestock against this ESI by correctly completing the LPA NVD. Producers who do not use products or feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline or comply with the 90 day ESI must write the words ‘Russian Eligible’ on the LPA NVD under Question 9 for cattle and Question 7 for sheep. Where ‘Russian Eligible’ is written on the LPA NVD it means that the livestock have not been injected with or ingested feed products containing oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline in the last 90 days.
Detection of oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline residues in meat or offal in Russia will result in the meat processor, and potentially Australia, being banned from that market. Russia is Australia’s fourth most important market. For the latest updates go to ww.safemeat.com.au
- Cattle Council’s respected position also allows it to proactively seek out industry opportunities of national value to the beef industry that are advocated to stakeholders and activated through the industry’s red meat service provider, Meat & Livestock Australia.