There have been two large news announcements for the organic beef industry this week, one involving the launch of the world’s first Best Management Practice (BMP) program for organic beef, the second surrounding confirmation by Andrew Forrest that his large Western Australian cattle operation is going organic.
OBE Organic is the Grazing BMP program’s first corporate partner.
“This partnership with OBE Organic, already a market leader in in its field, recognises that the Grazing BMP program delivers enhanced productivity to graziers, underpins environmental and ethical performance, and supports an excellent market opportunity,” Grazing BMP Industry Coordinator Michael Taylor said.
“This partnership is an exciting opportunity to build a world class demonstration of the industry’s performance and sets OBE Organic at the forefront of its market yet again. Agforce and its Grazing BMP partners look forward to a long and exciting relationship with OBE Organic.”
Forrests go Organic
“I’ve hosted, with Nicola, some of the finest chefs in Australia, Europe and north America at Minderoo,” he said.
“They’ve commented on the deep minerally [sic] flavour and the clean aftertaste of this iron-fed beef.
“The mineral content comes up through the herbages in the grasses and makes for very healthy, very peacefully living cattle.
“It’s just a delicious steak and I’m surprised it has gone as well as it has, but ever being the optimists, we planned for it.”