Written by Chris Howie
Due to the nature of livestock production, enterprises all of those involved are very busy. This, in turn, causes producers to focus on the day to day operation and management of their property to ensure livestock have water, feed, animal health applications, calf marking, shearing and the fences are escape proof; As well as getting ready for seeding, hay baling or harvest, having a holiday and weekend sport for the kids.
Australian consumers have never been so in touch and interested in where their food has come from
. In what has
to as the ‘Paddock to Plate’ movement, a wave of interest has sparked into farming.
It is a well-known fact that focus of breeding beef cattle is to produce a food source. As the global population increases, so does the demand for beef.
Not all the carcass is fit for human consumption. Apart from the meat being the different cuts of beef, what happens to the parts that are inedible? It is true that some of the parts are in edible by-products. Here we are focusing on non-edible. Rather than wasting these products they can be used to make or help make non-edible products.
Prices rise and fall with the market, but what exactly is it that influences the market?
, supply and demand is a large factor, with consumers influencing demanding with their hip pocket