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Beef producers open up on animal welfare and environment
Written on Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:11

Visiting a cattle feedlot over the weekend is not something you would expect 'Eco Chick' to be doing.

Yet on Saturday there I was standing amongst 11,000 head of cattle to learn more about the Australian beef industry and, let's face it, of course to find out how the cattle and environment is treated in the process.

One thing that was clear from seeing both the 'grain-fed' and 'grass-fed' farming operations, and spending time talking with a number of Australia producers during the trip, there is no doubt a deep respect and fondness for both the animals and the land – far greater than I encounter in many other people.

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Tuesday 22 July 2014
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About Eco Chick

The mission of is to provide a resource and inspiration for people to reduce their environmental footprint through simple, sustainable lifestyle changes.

The creator, Lara Shannon, has worked in the media and as a sustainability advocate for almost twenty years, long before ‘being green’ became mainstream, and strongly believes it is possible to create positive change in the world through individual action.


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