This week Guy Turland from Bondi Harvest takes us on an animated journey to understand what Australian cattle farmers are doing to reduce the environmental impact of beef production - and it's pretty impressive!
Cattle farmers have made significant environmental improvements over the last 30 years, decreasing water use by 65% by capping bores and reducing irrigation. Farmers have also focused on efficiencies that have reduced cattle's emissions intensity by 14%! Last but not least, cattle farmers have reduced emissions associated with land use change by 42%. All of these actions have directly contributed to a reduction in emissions caused by Aussie beef production. On the world stage, livestock emissions in Australia account for approximately 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions, which is comparatively lower than the global average of 14%.
If you’re interested in reading more about the environmental improvements cattle farmers have made over the last 30 years, you can take a look at the study here. Also, we've got plenty more information about methane emissions & water use which you can read about on our emissions & water pages. If you want to share the facts with your friends, we’ve got shareable fact cards and infographics here.