Australian red meat producers have primary responsibility for stewardship of approximately 50% of Australia's land area.
Australian livestock production systems are among the most efficient and sustainable in the world, with much of the production based on natural pasture systems on about 3.6 million square kilometres or 46% of Australia's land area (BRS 2005-06 data for land use in Australia).
The red meat industry operates on a principle of continuous improvement in triple bottom line performance and is always looking for ways to improve environmental sustainability.
MLA has invests in research and development projects to address a range of issues relating to environmental sustainability. These activities will help producers meet the challenges of an increasingly demanding regulatory environment and growing consumer expectations.