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Media Release: Territory cattleman new Vice President of National body

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Longtime cattle industry veteran, Markus Rathsmann, has been elected Vice President of the Cattle Council of Australia at its annual general meeting in Canberra today.

Mr Rathsmann has served on the CCA board for the last two years. New South Wales representative Tony Hegarty was elected President.

Mr Rathsmann, who operates Mt Ringwood Station, about 130km south of Darwin in the Adelaide River district, has also been a former buffalo catcher.

“I think my election to this executive position will put Northern Australian beef industry issues at the forefront of discussion,” Mr Rathsmann said.

“Those issues include live exports and the challenges being presented with its ongoing social license. We have a good story to tell and we need to start telling it better.”

Mr Rathsmann who has served on the board of the NT Cattlemen’s Association for a decade said in 2019 the Cattle Council will be developing a new hybrid board model which will reinforce the seven state Farming organisations’ representation and provide at least four democratically elected independent board Directors.

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