Reorienting animal agriculture in Australia

Andrew Spencer

Chair of the Australian Farm Institute and outgoing CEO of Australian Pork Limited

Australia is great at animal agriculture. Between our past history of ‘riding on the sheep’s back’ and being amongst the greatest beef exporters in the world, we know how to do it well. It’s noteworthy that we know how to do it well despite our challenging circumstances; particularly our relatively poor soils, tyrannical distances and difficult climate. However, tomorrow is going to be different and our successful history won’t ensure a successful future. The global population continues to rise and continues to generate greater demand for animal agriculture through a rapidly expanding middle class in many parts of the world....

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