The national peak industry body, Cattle Council of Australia (CCA), will be heading south to Launceston, Tasmania on 24 September to host an information forum for Tasmanian beef producers and to provide an opportunity for open discussion via the ‘Roast of the Island’ Q&A panel session.

The Tasmania beef producer forum is open to all beef producers and will be held at The Tramsheds in Launceston on Tuesday, 24 September, from 11.00am – 5pm commencing with morning tea and registration from 10.30am.

CCA President, Andrew Ogilvie, said that the producer forums are providing another consultative mechanism for Cattle Council to have a two-way dialogue directly with Australian beef cattle producers across the nation.

“The Tasmania forum will provide an overview of the cattle industry structure including the Cattle Council restructure process, the new Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System, updates from Meat & Livestock Australia on industry systems including the MSA program and current beef market information,” he said.

“At the end of program an open panel session called ‘The Roast of the Island’, will be facilitated by Beef Central’s Publisher, Jon Condon, and it will provide Tasmanian beef producers with an opportunity to ask questions about the industry.

“Ideas and feedback collated at the forum will be used by Cattle Council to complement future industry planning processes, that’s why it is so important that we hear from producers across the country”, Mr Ogilvie said.

Tasmanian Farmers’ and Graziers Association (TFGA), CEO, Jan Davis, said TFGA is really looking forward to participating in the event and as part of the forum, will provide an overview of TFGA’s key policy priorities for the Tasmanian beef industry.

“The free one day event is open to all beef cattle producers and I strongly encourage Tasmanian producers to come along to this information exchange and to utilise it as an opportunity to talk directly with TFGA and Cattle Council”, Ms Davis said.

Tasmania Forum –

When: Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Where: The Tramsheds, Launceston, TAS
Time: 11.00am-5pm with registration and morning tea from 10.30am

Following the forum there will be networking drinks from 5pm.

Registration is essential, please RSVP by 17 September. Call (02) 6269 5600 or email
Cattle Council of Australia via TFGA chief executive Jan Davis