The Australian red meat and livestock industry has set an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2030 while increasing on-farm productivity – and can become the first red meat exporting nation to do so.
Australia is uniquely placed to be able to deliver on this due to its extensive grassland production systems.
Meat & Livestock Australia is managing the project working with leading scientists across Australia to identify and deliver a number of pathways to achieve carbon neutrality.
MLA is focused on ensuring the red meat and livestock industry meets changing customer and consumer expectations and addresses the growing trend of understanding food provenance and a commitment to low carbon diets.
Market insights, business innovation and new technology were the main topics covered at MLA's ‘Fostering beef’s prosperity: fork to farm’ seminar on day one of Beef Australia 2018
Featuring some of the ‘best in their field’ speakers, the seminar focused on the beef industry’s path to prosperity and how red meat businesses can benefit.
The seminar opened with an exploration of emerging consumer trends and high value opportunities. Session two canvassed innovations that can keep supply chain agile in an increasingly competitive global market place. Finally, the seminar focused on driving productivity and beef quality through current and future genetic innovation.
A series of new best practice videos have been released to answer commonly asked questions. Got questions about what fencing you should use for goats? Or what genetics are right for you? How to do a forage budget?
We’ve interviewed commercial producers from across the country to get answers for you.