The Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia include some 367,000 square kilometres of pastoral leases, consisting of 64 pastoral leases in the Pilbara and 94 in the Kimberley. From family producers to large corporates, from transporters and processors to exporters and consumers, the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) is the organisation best placed to ensure the opportunities of today are capitalised on for the pastoral industry of tomorrow.
The organisation has been many years in the making, and we are pleased to have you follow us as we work towards maximizing the potential of the Northern Beef Industry, through partnerships, effective communication, and connecting those involved in the supply chain.
The KPCA is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to be self-funded through membership, partnerships and sponsorships, and has secured two service agreements for the start up.
The expansion of the beef industry, which originated from overland movement of cattle from the eastern states of Australia in the 1880s, now sees the Kimberley Pilbara cattle industry as one of the most established in Western Australia. A dominant player on world markets, the steady rise in demand for safe and high-quality beef has served the sector well domestically and overseas, particularly the primary export market Indonesia.
Under the direction of an Executive Committee, KPCA members (and industry) will benefit from works undertaken through the organisation including grant writing and funding applications, market and brand development, forming collaborative relationships that benefit industry and promoting the cattle industry as an industry of choice for investment and employment.