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If you had any doubt about the connectedness of all levels and aspects of an ecological community, and the impact humans can have on the balance of all these elements, watch this short video right now. Scary, thought provoking and reassuring at the same time. And we as farmers and producers of food, and you as consumers of food, make decisions everyday that impact on ecological communities (and rural communities) in good ways and not so good ways.
Please support farmers who are making a difference to their environment by not using chemicals, who us generative farming practices and who nurture and improve the biodiversity of the land they steward. Ask your butcher where their meat comes from, is it grass fed, and why not if it isn't? Your food buying decisions are one of the most powerful choices you have, they change what retailers will understand and provide, what wholesalers will then supply to retailers, and of course, when farmers tap into the demands of the marketplace, they benefit too when they can provide what you, the consumer, demands to eat.
We can make massive changes to our environment, our health, our children's education and understanding of nature and the source of their food, and our rural industries and communities by being mindful of our food purchases. Its really a kind of revolution isn't it, if we want to change for the better so many aspects of our lives?
Buy local, demand clean and healthy food, and have a positive impact on the origins of that food, and the way farmers care for their land and maintain the ecological communities they care for.
And of course eat Charlie Arnott Natural Grass Fed Beef, because we know we are making a big difference to the ecological communities love, look after and raise our Shorthorn cattle in.
Watch the short video, it really is mind blowing the impact that small changes can make.............go ahead, make some small changes today and watch what happens............
Yes, we are now certified……..under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS)
It is with great excitement and pride that we announce our pasture fed cattle assurance system certification, which was granted to us earlier this month. It is an initiative of the cattle council of Australia and is an assurance that enables cattle producers to prove claims relating to pasture fed or grass fed production methods. Whilst we have been handling and managing our cattle the same way for many years now, we can now officially assure consumers that our production methods comply with Australia's best practice natural grass fed beef production.
Essentially this means we can officially guarantee our cattle:
· Have access to graze open pasture their entire life
· Have not been confined for the purposes of intensive feeding for production
· Are fully traceable for their entire life
· Are guaranteed to eat well, based on MSA
· Are free from Hormone Growth Promotants (HGPs) and antibiotics.
I understand there are only a few hundred certified producers in Australia at this time and it is a huge step forward for cattle producers doing the right thing and producing grass fed beef. Large processors and beef wholesalers have finally recognised the superior quality of grass fed beef and now you the customer can buy with even more confidence, when you see this logo on our meat.
It’s very satisfying to be acknowledged for the effort we put into keeping our animals happy and healthy. The more cattle producers that consider the needs of consumers, the more they will see the benefit of changing management practises to enable them the achieve PCAS certification too, and that can only be a good thing for everyone.
There is no doubt that consumers are becoming more discerning with their choice of meat, with superior eating quality, animal health, sustainable management and ethical treatment high on their list of requirements when buying beef. Under the PCAS certification, these boxes are well and truly ticked! And who couldn’t be happy about that?
Check out the PCAS website yourself, and if you’re a beef producer, why don’t you consider the program yourself?
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Johnny Pumpkin Seed!
We grew pumpkins in our sheep yards over the summer so we can produce an organic pumpkin seed cattle drench (and make yummy pumpkin scones as well!). So we made a short video about it. Check it out...