Is the farming of cattle, sheep and goats in Australia environmentally sustainable?
The Australian red meat industry recognises that its practices – like all industries – have an environmental impact. It also recognises that its livelihood depends on a sustainable environment. To this end, the industry is proactively working to minimise its impact on the environment.
Australian farmers use a diverse range of sustainable farming practices to safeguard the environment. These include managing emissions and water use, increasing biodiversity, creating energy efficiencies, reducing waste and implementing environmentally sustainable land management practices.