JBS Study: Regenerative beef operations found to have a lower-than-average carbon footprint in Australia

The JBS Australia study documented the carbon footprints of 176 cattle farms that claimed to be implementing regenerative agriculture practices.

A new study out of JBS Australia claims grass-fed and finished beef has lower emissions than the country’s average.

The JBS operations that were found to produce lower carbon emissions than the Australian national average claimed to use “regenerative” agriculture practices like raising grass-fed and finished cattle.

The data showed the farms had a carbon emission baseline of 11.6 kilograms of CO2 per kilogram of live weight. That’s approximately 12 percent below Australia’s national average of 13 percent.

A JBS executive said the project is the first step in understanding what is happening on-farm, and how herd and grazing management can benefit both the environment and the farmer.

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