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Biodiversity-smart, profitable red meat production: An update

All food production systems are under pressure to comply with societal expectations that the food is not only of good nutritional value but is sustainably produced. The reputation of the Australian red-meat industry is intrinsically tied to the management practices and policies of former generations of producers and policy makers, as well as to current unsustainable practices evident in some other parts of the world. Meat & Livestock Australia has invested considerably in environmental issues such as biodiversity and has sought to identify opportunities for potential future investment in biodiversity management in the context of profitable grazing enterprises.

This report updates a 2009 review that compared the biodiversity management performance of the red meat industry vis-à-vis the performance of white meat, plant-protein and other protein production systems. Precedence in this update is given to advances in knowledge specifically in relation to red meat production.  

Recommendations for industry level R&D investment are outlined.


Title Size Date published
1.2MB 01/07/2013


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Developing biodiversity R&D recommendations
03/05/2013 01/08/2013

This page was last updated on 05/07/2018

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