Meet our President

Howard Smith

Howard Smith was elected Cattle Council of Australia President at the Cattle Council Board Meeting on 14 November 2014. Howard operates a breeding, fattening and trading beef operation with his family in Rolleston, Central Queensland. Howard has been involved as a beef advocate for nearly a decade in which seven years have been spent with the Cattle Council of Australia in various roles including representation on the marketing and environment committees. 

Howard has been a driving force behind the development of the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System and is determined to find opportunities for producers to gain premiums and increase transparency. He is director on the Red Meat Advisory Council and is the past chair of Agforce cattle board as well as the former president of Parthenium Action Group.

Howard's passion is "to leave the cattle industry in a position better than we found it."


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Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

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Beef Industry Strategic Plan

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