Peak cattle body appoints new boss

Zach RelphCountryman
Travis Tobin is the new chief executive at Cattle Council of Australia.
Camera IconTravis Tobin is the new chief executive at Cattle Council of Australia.

The nation’s peak cattle organisation has appointed a new boss — Queensland Farmers’ Federation chief executive Travis Tobin.

This morning, Cattle Council of Australia have announced that Mr Tobin has been appointed to the top job.

It comes following the departure of Margo Andrae who has been the head-honcho at Australian Pork Limited since August.

Mr Tobin, who will transition from his QFF post to start the Canberra-based job in November, said he was eager to take up the role.

“Australia’s beef cattle producers boast such a proud story,” he said.

“Hard-working rural families producing healthy, clean, green beef of the highest quality, sustainably managing a huge portion of the national landmass and generating significant economic value for the nation.

“Cattle Council must continue to articulate these economic, environmental and food security imperatives and ensure we’re working with government to strengthen the policy framework to promote producer productivity and profitability.”

Read more in next Thursday’s Countryman.

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