News & Media
Enviromeat producers are keen to keep customers abreast of upcoming events, information and articles of interest that have appeared in the media...
The Latest News
(1) This year, Phillip Island Enviromeat producer and Gippsland Natural Meats director Bob Davie and family's Bimbadeen Angus were stand out winners taking out many of the prestigious Awards.
"The Davie family cattle were outstanding, winning 'the Domestic Weight Gain and Carcase Award'; 'the Heavy Domestic Weight Gain and Carcase Award'; 'the Highest combined points weight gain and carcase Combined Overall Awards' (for both turnoffs and for both Domestic and Heavy Domestic Sections; 'the Radford Award for Best Overall Weight Gain & Carcase Award for both sections and the Highest Weight Gain Pair'."
» http://www.beefcentral.com/p/news/article/1419 (another article about the success of the Bimbadeen Angus at the Trials.)
(2) View the Video of the Davie Family's "Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia - Farmers Case Study"
• Enviromeat along with Gippsland Natural will be holding two MSA Producer Information Days in Bairnsdale on November 24th and Leongatha on November 25th.
» For full details download the information brochure. (pdf format)
• Enviromeat is now available on Saturday Mornings at Richmond's Gleadell St Market
• Enviromeat recently participated at:
» The Good Food & Wine Show Melbourne from 3rd - 5th June 2011
» Discovering Local Food on Phillip and French Islands - May 29th 2011
NATIONAL CARBON COCKY AWARDS
OUTSTANDING INNOVATION OR INVENTION
WINNER: Bob & Anne Davie, 'Bimbadeen', Phillip Island, VIC
SPONSOR: Principle Focus
Bob & Anne Davie, manage the carbon footprint of their 144 ha at 'Bimbadeen', Phillip Island, Victoria by addressing their emissions. Their Angus beef enterprise has become more productive and efficient as a result of the way they manage their stock and their pastures. They have used breeding, feed supplements and pasture management to produce animals that release less methane. Cattle that produce less methane put on weight quickly with less feed. The faster the weight gain, the quicker the Davies can turn the cattle over which means less overheads for each kilo of meat they sell. Cattle provided with fresh grass emit less methane, so the Davies have pasture cropped ryegrass varieties into their perennial pasture which is kept fresh by managed rotational grazing. They sell beef direct to the market under two brands, Enviromeat and Gippsland Natural, using their online presence. Water is a concern and they reduce evaporation from their dams and troughs by covering them with protective silicon film. Biodiversity is encouraged by the planting of 45,000 trees. A framework for sustainability for the business plan is provided by Bimbadeen's adoption of the environmental Management System AS/NZ ISO 14001 Compliance. Trials have just begun to determine the link between land management and soil carbon. Congratulations, Bob and Anne.
Since the establishment of Enviromeat as a product, it has been well received by the community and highly acclaimed in the media.
Some of these articles are listed below with links to their web source.
» Sustainable Livestock Vow Not Just Hot Air
'The Australian', By Sue Neales, 27 March, 2012
» Enviromeat Success at Maze
'The Weekly Times Now', By Gemma Gadd, 12 August, 2011
» A Cut Above
'The Age' , By Mary O'Brien, 05 July, 2011
» Unlikely alliance
'Sydney Morning Herald' , By Paul Myers, '05 Feb, 2011
» Enviromeat - Farmers taking Action on Climate ChangeArticle in 'www.coolsydney.net.au'
» Enviromeat ahead of time
'Weekly Times Now' - By Matilda Abey, November 24, 2009
» Grain Wave
'The Age Entertainment' - By Richard Cornish, September 2, 2008
» Home grown Aussie beef - How Australian farmers manage the environment
'The Main Meal'
» Australia - Grass fed beef
'The Meat Trade News Daily' - August 16th, 2010
» The red meat footprint
'COSMOS Magazine- The Science Of Everything' - By Bianca Nogrady, September 1, 2009
» Environmental Farming Initiative Wins Top Science Award
From 'the Minister for Agriculture Victoria'- Tuesday, 16 October 2007