Terra Sancta College Archibull Prize 2011 Entry Beef
Call To ArmsHave you ever thoughtof how your food gets to your plate? Created by: Terra Sancta Agriculture class
How much the cow consumes - how much beef you consumeThe process of how beef gets to our platesWhy is it important to keep the beef production sustainable?
one cow consumes roughly 13-31 kilograms of grass per day.That means in a year, the cow would consume 4, 745 kilograms of grass.That means that in an average lifespan of a cow (15 years) they eat a whopping 71,175kg of grass in their life. Where as, most cows don’t live past the age of 7.
Roughly, 2.3 kilograms of beef is consumed by a person every month.Which means, in a total year, the average person has consumed 27.27 kilograms of beef.On the average, the human lifespan (77 years) consumes around 2,099 kilograms of beef in their life.
1. Each fully grown cow needs 5 acres of land2. Making sure cows are healthy and sustaining their daily diet.3. The cows are transferred to a slaughterhouse where they get slaughtered and packaged and ready for the beef markets.
There’s 29 million cattle in Australia. 9 million of this 29 million cattle are slaughtered per year for the human consumption.Beef takes up 40% of Australia’s market.
We need land and if we don’t have land, we don’t have have farmers. And if we don’t have farmers, we cant produce cows. And if we cant produce cows, there wont be a sustainable future.This is the reason why we need enough land to sustain the amount of cattle that gets produced.
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