The global beef industry supports millions of people worldwide and the global demand for beef is projected to rise significantly by 2050, placing greater constraints on the planet’s resources.
From across the global beef industry the following companies and organizations are hosting and supporting the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, working to share better management practices, bringing together stakeholders from across the industry to have constructive dialog on the science and data, and building consensus on the key production impacts to identify the way forward.
GRSB consists of five constituencies: producers and producer associations, the commerce and processing sector, retail companies, civil societies and national or regional roundtables. The possibility to participate as an observer member also exists.
Producer and Producer Group Constituency
Producers, organizations and associations who are actively engaged in the ownership and management of live cattle used to produce beef.
Jack Hanson, Willow Creek Ranch
Forrest Roberts, K3 Cattle Company
Dr. Laurie Marker, Elandsvreugde
Mt Brisbane Pastoral Company
Commerce and Processing Constituency
Organizations and associations who supply producers with goods and services or process live cattle into salable product.
Organizations and associations who bring beef and beef‐related products to consumers.
Civil Society Constituency
Academic institutions, non‐government and non‐commercial institutions, foundations and associations with a stake in the beef value chain.
Local, national or regional multi‐stakeholder initiatives who share the vision, mission, and statement of purpose and objectives of GRSB.
Observing and Consulting Members
Individuals and organizations that may otherwise qualify for Participating Membership may apply for Observer status in order to learn and engage in the association. It is expected Observers would work toward becoming Participating Members within a reasonable period of time. Individuals or organizations such as regulatory authorities, governmental agencies, consulting and auditing firms and donor organizations, which do not belong to one of the five constituencies, may request membership as Consulting Members.
Dr. Holly Gibbs