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How Grass-Fed Beef Is Changing Agriculture


Green Lifestyle  (tags: food, environment, eco-friendly, conservation, greenliving, green, home, Sustainabililty, sustainable, shopping, organic, health, business )

Marty
- 691 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
Bartlett Durand is the rare local-food entrepreneur who has no trouble turning a profit: Durand's Black Earth Meats processes and sells grass-fed beef, and these days grass-fed beef sells like crazy.



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Paul Girardin (126)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 9:28 pm
Noted! Thanks for sharing!
 

Ros G. (84)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 9:49 pm
Thanks Marty for this article. Most of the beef cattle raised in Australia is "Paddock to Plate" grass fed only. If a farmer has to introduce grain or silage feed then they're over stocked. I exported to Japan - they only take grass fed beef, so Durand is right in his wisdom. More should be encouraged to do so.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:52 am
Bet it tastes great!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:27 am
Noted, thanks.
 

John Gregoire (264)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:24 am
Cattle use resources at a fantatsic rate. I don't eat meat but support rotational grazing over confinement for this industry. Grasslands are so very important to our ecosystem.
 

Ros G. (84)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:29 am
Lindsay, yes it does taste great, but you'll find that most beef breeders here don't eat their produce they will buy the their meat off another producer. John, our neighbours are fruit and veggie growers and are constantly irrigating and using heavy equipment. Our tractor is out in the paddocks for about 40 hours per year and we only use about 20litres a day to top up our troughs, the rest we can manage by "old fashion" methods, ie hands and feet. Unlike the croppers they are constantly on the go, it's all dug up - no grassland there - we have wildlife corridors & pasture - they don't it's all under cultivation.
 
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