The best thing consumers can do is eat sustainable Aussie beef

Published: Comments:
Animals Wildlife or Pets Business Business & Economy Food & Wine Law & Safety Political Primary Industries

Social:   

A report card released today by the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) into the sustainability of the Australian beef industry highlights the major milestones being delivered by producers and demonstrates that consumers can have trust in the way produce is prepared for them from paddock to plate, AgForce Cattle President Will Wilson said.

Mr Wilson added that the 2019 Australian Beef Sustainability Annual Update presents the picture of an industry that cares deeply about people, the land and its livestock.

“This report highlights the role cattle producers play in sustainably managing almost half of the Australian landscape and the significant contribution the sector has made to the national emissions profile and the health of regional and rural communities.

“Producers are in business to provide the food and fibre products that customers want and customers’ expectations about how we produce the food they eat is constantly changing.

“That’s why it’s important we transparently demonstrate to customers and government that our on-farm practices have integrity and that we are continuously improving.”

Mr. Wilson said it was important for the industry to unify its efforts and to demonstrate a self-directed approach.

“Industry already delivers safe, high quality, nutritious products at an affordable price and is committed to continually improving how we do things – a key focus of AgForce’s efforts to Advance Sustainable Agribusiness,” he said.

“The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework takes significant steps in providing evidence base upon which customers can continue to trust us to look after what is important to them, voluntarily and without unnecessary regulation.

“The industry is on track with transitioning to being carbon neutral by 2030 – slashing emissions with a reduction of 56% in the period 2005 – 2016, largely through improving productivity and land management practices by producers.

“This is a clear message to global consumers that the Australian beef industry is serious about addressing greenhouse gas emissions.

“There are a lot of positives to take from the report and some areas that require further improvement and more work.

“This effort deserves greater involvement from AgForce,” Mr Wilson said.

“Improvement requires involvement from whole of industry, and AgForce is keen to be on the front line in unifying our industry’s effort.

“Producers, as environmental stewards, need to engage with the Framework to ensure that the indicators reflect the best environmental outcomes on the ground.

“We are confident about the role of grasslands and cattle in carbon sequestration and biodiversity and see the need to push for more attention in this area.

“Doing this will help facilitate investment into research to determine the beef industry’s current benchmark of emissions versus sequestration.

 “The report needs to match AgForce’s current goals to stimulate sustainable on ground practices by producers, instead of the current destructive vegetation legislation with its perverse outcomes.

“The Framework should continue to demonstrate the importance of economic resilience,” Mr Wilson said.

“Sustainability is a consequence of a long-term profitable beef business.”

 
AgForce Queensland :
Level 2, 110 Mary Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Queensland Wide
07 3236 3100
AgForce Queensland
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
State must involve producers in trigger map review or risk a further debacle 25 June 2019 | A campaign led by AgForce and its members to expose the shortcomings of the new protected flora trigger mapping has led to the State Government reviewing the dangerously inaccurate data. More information...
Queensland agribusinesses devastated by arbitrary mapping decision 18 June 2019 | A seemingly arbitrary change by the State Government to the way it maps protected plants will have a devastating effect on many producers, making it more onerous and expensive to manage and graze their land and... More information...
State Government’s ‘JAWS’ budget should make producers ‘very afraid’ 12 June 2019 | The State Budget has provided yet another example that the Queensland Government doesn’t understand agriculture and has no clear vision for its future. More information...
The best thing consumers can do is eat sustainable Aussie beef 06 June 2019 | A report card released today by the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) into the sustainability of the Australian beef industry highlights the major milestones being delivered by producers and demonstrates that... More information...
AgForce welcomes science-based underground water report 29 May 2019 | AgForce has welcomed updated scientific information about the effects of coal seam gas (CSG) production on underground water in the Surat Cumulative Management Area (CMA) as an important tool in helping protect... More information...
Land clearing decision another nail in landholders' coffins 29 May 2019 | A decision by the Queensland Court of Appeal that will potentially expose landholders in the south-east to fines of more than half a million dollars for managing their vegetation is “governance gone mad”... More information...
Agriculture pleased to continue fruitful collaboration with Federal Coalition 19 May 2019 | AgForce congratulates the Coalition Government on its re-election and looks forward to its continued support for Australian agriculture as the sector strives to become an environmentally sustainable, $100 billion... More information...
Better internet could add $20 billion to value of primary production 15 May 2019 | Improving internet and phone services in rural and remote areas would produce a thousand-fold return on investment, with latest research showing that better connectivity could increase national agricultural... More information...
Proposed crackdown on animal extremists music to farmers' ears 01 May 2019 | The State Opposition’s proposed introduction of a Private Members Bill for harsher penalties for animal extremists has been welcomed by AgForce CEO Michael Guerin. More information...
AgForce moves to protect Reef, the environment, and members’ data 02 May 2019 | AgForce has moved quickly to protect the Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland environment and the integrity of members’ data, following the introduction into Parliament of the Reef Protections Bill*. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service