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Beef Producer Alliance Expands

Beef producers meeting in Mazatlan, Mexico (22-23 October 2015) unanimously agreed on expansion of the Five Nations Beef Alliance (the ‘Alliance’) - by endorsing the membership of producer representatives from both Brazil and Paraguay.

The Alliance leadership warmly welcomed the representatives from the Mato Grosso State Producers Association (ACRIMAT) and the National Association of Cattle Feeders (ASSOCON) from Brazil and representatives from the Asociacion Rural del Paraguay (ARP) as new members.

“The strong commitment by the representatives from Brazil and Paraguay to the Alliance’s core principles and the willingness to jointly pursue common issues, makes these organisations an ideal fit with the existing membership“, the chair of this year’s conference, Mr Oswaldo Chazaro Montalvo, President Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas (Mexico), said.

The inclusion of these two beef producing countries will see the Alliance grow to represent 46% of global beef cattle production and 63% of global beef exports.

As a consequence, the Alliance has been rebranded the International Beef Alliance.

At the annual conference, the leadership also reviewed the Alliance’s strategic intent and developed a work plan to guide collective activities for the coming 12 months.  A key element will be the Alliance’s joint effort in advocating ongoing trade liberalization – specifically in relation to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement following completion of the negotiations earlier this month.

In addition to trade, the Alliance also remains committed to working together by sharing market information, engaging on animal health and sustainability issues and continuing to support its young leaders development program.

 

The original members of the Five Nations Beef Alliance are the Cattle Council of Australia; Canadian Cattlemen’s Association; Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas; Beef + Lamb New Zealand; and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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Media contacts:

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Jan Keir-Smith

Communications Manager

Jan.KeirSmith@beeflambnz.com

Tel: +64 4 474 0848

 

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Gina Teel

Communications Manager

teelg@cattle.ca

Tel: +403 275 8558 ext. 306

Cattle Council of Australia

Heidi Eldridge

Stakeholder Relations Officer

heldridge@cattlecouncil.com.au

Tel: +61 2 6269 5600

Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas

Andrés Piedra

Dirección de Estudios Económicos y Comercio Internacional

andres.piedra@cnog.com.mx

Tel: +52 55 5254 3210

 

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Chase Adams

Director of Communications

cadams@beef.org

Tel: +1 202 879 9117

 

Mato Grosso State Producers Association (ACRIMAT)

Olmir Cividini

CEO

olmir@acrimat.org.br

Tel:+55 65 8459 2429

 

 

National Association of Cattle Feeders (ASSOCON)

Marcio Caparroz

Institutional Director

Marcio.caparroz@assocon.com.br

Tel: +55 11 98256 1666

 

 

Asociación Rural del Paraguay

Andrea Barrios

Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Comision de Carne

comisiondecarne@aro.org.py

Tel: +59 5217 60350; +59 5217 54412

 

www.fivenationsbeefalliance.com

 

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