Northern Australian beef sector industry situational analysis study

Reference number
CRCNA funding
Total project value
Project length
18 months
Finish date
Project Status
Project Manager
Carla Keith


  • Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association
  • AgForce Queensland
  • Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association
  • Cattle Council of Australia
  • Meat and Livestock Australia


This project will identify key challenges and opportunities facing the northern Australian beef sector by exploring potential solutions and identifying the most strategic research projects in order to develop priorities for further investment.

This research will include and not be limited to: infrastructure, policy, investment, environmental, production, knowledge, training and human capital gaps and the research or alternative solutions to address them.

The report will provide recommendations in all key areas identified to facilitate growth and development of the northern Australian Beef Industry.

Expected outcomes

  • A report which defines the potential of the northern beef industry in accordance with the various strategic plans, combined with thorough stakeholder engagement.
  • This report will produce an articulate summation of research requirements and an action plan for the industry and the CRCNA to inform and guide future investment.