Tuesday 7 March 2017

The Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) in partnership with their Member Councils has today welcomed the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Beef Cattle Market Study (the Study).

RMAC’s membership represents the whole of supply chain for beef, goatmeat and sheepmeat from pre-farm gate to post-export. This includes producers, processors, lotfeeders, retailers and butchers as well as boxed product and livestock exporters.

The following statement can be attributed to RMAC Independent Chair, Mr Don Mackay:

“The 15 recommendations in the Study acknowledge the range of improvements already underway to improve competitiveness within the beef cattle supply chain; and provide suggestions for pathways forward for a more competitive environment for red meat and livestock as whole.

The Red Meat Advisory Council acknowledges the recommendations within the Study and will consider them carefully to see whether they can be progressed to create benefits back to individual Australian red meat and livestock businesses.

RMAC and our Member Councils are focused on the forces that shape our industry and will respond to the Study in due course.”