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NTCA's Markus Rathsmann elected as Cattle Council of Australia President

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Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association’s representative Markus Rathsmann has been elected the new Cattle Council of Australia President.
Mr Rathsmann was elected by his fellow directors today. He has been the NTCA’s member representative on the CCA for four years. He operates Mt Ringwood cattle station south of Darwin.
“Like every director one seeks to make a contribution as best we can to benefit our industry,” Mr Rathsmann said.
“Our board has some major challenges to address following our AGM to build a stronger more focused CCA for our grassfed producer members.”
“In 2021 as a board we need to take positive steps in our restructure process. This means leading the process and setting the agenda as other directors have noted.”
“The Pilot Policy Council is a good first step. Further steps should include a revised Constitution that satisfies modern governance criteria and greater transparency and democracy in electing our Board and Policy Council members.
“Taking these steps will go a long way to silence some of our critics.”
Mr Rathsmann said as CCA adapts to our changed circumstances preserving the unity and representation of our State Farming Organisations is essential. It has been and remains our key strength.
Mr Rathsmann identified the need to improve the financial resources of CCA and better communication as critical to its success.
“At the end of our two year term we must ensure we leave CCA in a better financial position than when we came,” he said.

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