Fact sheets

The New Approach to JD

The new, national approach to Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle – the BJD Framework – offers a fresh approach to the management of the endemic disease. It focuses on managing on-farm biosecurity risk rather than controlling disease through regulation, and treats JD as just one of many diseases that producers must manage within their business.

Supported by more flexible regulation, producers will be able to make informed decisions about the opportunities and risks associated with purchasing livestock.

JD is difficult, but not impossible, to eradicate from infected properties. The principal focuses are to avoid introducing JD infection into a disease-free beef cattle herd; and to detect, isolate and cull high-risk animals from a newly infected herd

Read more about the new approach here.

Beef Fast facts

This fact sheet contains information about beef consumption, who Australia exports to and national beef figures.

Cattle market projections

The Australian cattle market will find itself battling conflicting forces for the remainder of 2016.

From a cattle supply point of view, numbers over the coming two years will fall to levels not seen in more than twenty years. This alone will more than likely stimulate strong competition between restockers, feedlots and processors for the limited availability. Read the full market projections here.

Market information

MLA provides the latest news, market reporting, in-depth analysis and forecasting for domestic and overseas red meat markets and livestock exports.


Beef News

Beef Central provides daily updates on events, issues and news surrounding beef production, marketing and processing - http://www.beefcentral.com.au


Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Find out more about Cattle Council’s fully sponsored AICD course - a course designed to help develop your skills in corporate governance an contribute to the beef industry in a leadership capacity.

Direct Membership

Register for Cattle Council of Australia Direct Membership.

Beef Industry Strategic Plan

A robust plan aimed at repositioning the nation’s beef industry for long-term profitability has been released by Cattle Council of Australia. Click here to view the plan.