About the Grassfed Cattle Levy Cattle

Levies paid by cattle producers on the sale of their livestock are collected by the Department of Agriculture's Levies Service and distributed to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Animal Health Australia (AHA) and the National Residue Survey (NRS).

Cattle Council of Australia plays an important role in overseeing how the levy is invested in projects designed to increase on-farm productivity, profitability and sustainability of grassfed cattle producers. Information on how the grassfed cattle levy is used can be found here

Cattle Council of Australia Factsheet

Cattle Council of Australia is the peak producer organisation representing Australia's beef cattle producers. The factsheet outlines how Cattle Council works to enhance industry's productivity, profitability and sustainability by representing all producers to industry decision-makers and stakeholders. Dowload your copy of the factsheet here

Fit to Load Guide for Domestic and Export Markets 

Cattle Council in collaboration with Meat and Livestock Australia and Livecorp have combined the domestic and export fit to load guides into one easy to use brochure. You can download a copy here

Cattle Health Declarations

National animal health statements are a way of producers to provide information about the animal health status of their herds. Buyers should ask for a copy and use the information provided to determine the health risks associated with the animals offered the sale. Information on the Cattle Health declarations can be found here

The New Approach to Johne's disease

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 latest Meat & Livestock Australia cattle market projections can be found 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 and Farm Onlnine provide daily updates on events, issues and news surrounding beef production, marketing and processing.

Representing Your Industry

Any beef producer in Australia can become a Cattle Council member. Membership is $100 (+GST) annually per individual or Property Identification Code (PIC). For those producers who are already members of a State Farming Organisation, the membership fee is waived. Click here for more information on becoming a member.

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