American and Australian Cattle Producers Sign Partnership 

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

Cattle producers from the United States and Australia joined together on May 9, 2024 at the Beef 2024 Convention in Rockhampton, Australia. These cattle industry leaders signed a joint statement to form a partnership for tackling issues surrounding cattle health, lab-grown proteins and sustainability.

Leaders from National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Cattle Australia (CA) emphasized the importance of committing to protecting cattle health with vaccine banks, and ensuring science based regulatory standards regarding both lab-grown protein and sustainability programs.
“In signing the joint statement of priorities, we are encouraging the Australian and U.S. governments to join forces in combating devastating foreign animal diseases; promoting sustainable global trade that encourage efficient production practices; and ensuring science-based food safety and marketing regulations of emerging food technologies such as lab-grown proteins,” said CA Chair Garry Edwards in a press release from NCBA.

Following the statement signing, NCBA and CA will continue engaging with their respective governments to secure policies that protect cattle health, recognize the cattle industry’s sustainability, and ensure proper oversight of lab-grown protein.