Our Advisory Board member Tracey Hayes has been named 2021 Queensland Country Life Beef Achiever!
At an awards ceremony at the Rabobank Beef Industry Awards dinner, as part of Beef Week 2021, Tracey was presented her award by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Penelope Arthur, National Agricultural News Editor for Australian Community Media.
Tracey was recognised as the “driving force behind the monumental Federal Court case in which cattle producers took on the 2011 decision to ban live exports to Indonesia."
In June 2020, the Court found that the 2011 decision had been made illegally. The accumulated compensation payout to hundreds of graziers and beef businesses is expected to reach $600 million.
Industry leaders applauded Tracey for her “dynamic, unifying and committed work” in the wake of the ruling, which they said would serve beef producers for years to come.
Prime Minister Morrison said regional Australians were at the heart of Australia’s success over the past year and thanked members of the beef industry for “persevering, for believing in what you do, for working as hard as you have, for keeping staff on, for seeking new markets when challenged and for pushing forward with innovation."
We are pleased to have such a strong advocate for graziers and beef producers as Tracey on our Advisory Board, as we continue to work to support individuals, communities and primary producers who are dealing with floods, drought and other challenges.
Coordinator-General Shane Stone, Tracey and Agency staff were pleased to be among so many innovative, passionate and trailblazing producers and leaders at Beef Week, with a 450-strong audience at the dinner.
Learn more about Beef Week 2021 at the Beef Australia website.