Australian Beef Industry Reduces Environmental Impact

A new study indicates that over the past few decades, the beef industry in Australia has successfully reduced their overall impact on the environment. The study was conducted by Meat & Livestock Australia, otherwise known as MLA. The organization analyzes a wide range of factors before releasing their results, a few of which include the survival rates of cattle, genetic selection, and the amount of lot feeding.

One of the biggest findings of the study was that the industry has reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 14% over the past thirty years. In addition, land use emissions have decreased by more than 40%. The MLA believes the results of this study will be useful to not only the beef industry in Australia, but the industry worldwide.

According to Dr. Matthew McDonagh, the on-farm general manager for MLA, this is valuable data that underlines the quality of beef that is produced in Australia. He also noted that this research is proof that the beef industry can have a critical impact on the environment, and that there are several noted ways to reduce that impact.

Whether or not cattle ranchers and beef producers around the world follow suit and strive to reduce their environmental impact is yet to be seen, but at Flying H Genetics we always keep the environment in mind, ensuring our footprint is as small as possible.

For more news about the beef industry in the United States and around the world, keep checking back with the team at Flying H Genetics!