Climate change and the beef industry haven't always gone hand in hand - but a new Tasmanian offering is out to change that.
The Tasmanian Agricultural Company has launched its climate-friendly beef products, that use regenerative agricultural practices to support soil health and pull carbon dioxide from the environment.
Created by husband-and-wife team Sam and Stephanie Tretheway, the new beef product is created using a unique "salad bowl" paddock method.
While this boosts nutrition for their animals, critically, the multispecies crops improve soil health by drawing down carbon dioxide from the air and storing it in the soil through photosynthesis.
"Our cattle are like natural lawn mowers. They keep our pastures in a constant state of regrowth, enabling us to store tonnes and tonnes of carbon through our holistic farming techniques," Mr Tretheway said.
"Cows are the punching bag for climate change, when the reality is that they're actually part of the solution."
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The beef product was launched on Tuesday, with regenerative wagyu stocked at Hill Street Grocers across Tasmania.
It also features home compostable vacuum sealed bags, which are plant-based and plastic free.
"You can put them in your home compost, worm farm, or even bury them in the garden. They'll break down over time and not cause any harm to the environment" Mrs Tretheway said.
Tas Ag Co's regenerative beef is currently available at all Hill Street Grocer stores around Tasmania, and will also launch nationally.
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