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August 27, 2021
If you’ve ever bitten into a perfectly dry-aged local rib-eye steak or an irresistibly marbled wagyu fillet, you’ll know what we mean when we say that the meat industry in Australia produces some of the best steak cuts in the world.
But don’t just take our word for it: here are four proven reasons why the quality of Australian meat is unmatched by any other region in the world.
Australia produces some of the highest quality beef in the world. One of the biggest reasons for this is Meat & Livestock Australia’s Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program, which is designed to support our country’s agricultural industry in producing quality beef, and give consumers information about where they can find quality meat.
All MSA graded beef is labelled with an eating quality grade based on almost 800,000 taste tests by more than 114,000 consumers from 11 countries. This rating system ensures excellent quality of beef is maintained from paddock to plate.
In Australia, around 97% of cattle is grass fed thanks to our plentiful grazing pastures. Many steak aficionados prefer the taste of grass-fed beef as it tends to be more flavoursome and has a classic “meaty” profile. Grass-fed beef is also more nutritious than grain-fed beef as it has higher levels of omega-3 acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
But there’s plenty of great Australian steak to be found for lovers of buttery grain-fed beef, too. Many Australian cattle farmers – such as wagyu beef producers – finish their cattle on a grain diet to give the beef it’s signature melt-in-your-mouth texture and tenderness. So, if you’ve ever wondered, “What is wagyu beef and why does it taste so good?”, the answer is that it comes from cattle that have been grain fed for the last 300 – 650 days of production.
Australia’s standards regarding animal welfare are some of the most stringent in the world. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) developed a set of welfare standards in 2005, which are renewed every four years to ensure Australian cattle are treated as ethically and humanely as possible as they’re raised for the beef market.
Animal Health Australia has also produced the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle, which is being adopted by all Australian states and offers scientifically-backed guidelines for ensuring the welfare of cattle.
Livestock emissions account for about 12% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Through the Climate Change Research Program, the Australian Government is funding research to develop practical options to reduce emissions from livestock while maintaining quality standards.
As a result of ongoing research programs and improved production methods, Australian livestock emissions have been steadily declining since 1990, making the Australian beef industry one of the most sustainable in the world.
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There is a reason Australian beef is demanded around the world; its unique taste, tender texture, and the fact that it is produced ethically. Our beef is available in a wide array of cuts, each suited to different cooking techniques and recipes. However, not all beef is the same, and it doesn’t cook the same either! Grass-fed beef, like the kind that you find in Australia, is naturally leaner, and as a result cooks about 30% faster with most techniques.