Our voice

Sheepmeat Council is recognised as the prescribed industry body by the Australian Meat and Livestock Industry Act 1997.

Sheepmeat Council’s key role is scrutinising the performance of and setting the strategic imperatives to be pursued by levy funded bodies, in particular, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), Animal Health Australia and the National Residue Survey.

Sheepmeat Council provides policy advice to the federal Minister for Agriculture and makes recommendations to the Minister on the rate of levy to apply.

Sheepmeat Council of Australia is funded by voluntary membership subcriptions paid by State Farm Organisations and through the industry activities it performs for all sheep and lamb levy payers on behalf of the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC).

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