Faster growth rates of cattle, improved survival rates and heavier finishing rates are just a few of the methods producers have used to reduce emissions from 20 to 13 per cent of the national greenhouse total since 2005.
This research is reducing methane emissions in livestock, protecting high-conservation areas like the Great Barrier Reef and minimising energy usage in processing plants.
A lot’s been achieved over the years, but there’s more to do.
In fact, the red meat and livestock industry has set the ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2030. Watch this video to find out how Meat & Livestock Australia is working with leading scientists across Australia to identify and deliver a number of pathways to achieve carbon neutrality.