Sustainable Agriculture What Is It and How Does It Work?Sustainable agriculture is a biologically supported production system based on natural principles that demonstrate a very high degree of system resilience. Sustainable agriculture seeks to establish and maintain agriculture production and distribution systems that are economically viable, ecologically sound and socially just. For beef production to be environmentally and financially sustainable, they must of necessity be based on the most renewable resource available to the stock grower: grasses, legumes, and other edible plants and the ecological system that supports them.
Texas Heritage Beef Company relies on this natural system where feed costs are reduced, animal health is maximized and a wholesome, grass-fed product is provided to the public. Consumers are becoming more demanding that agricultural products are carefully produced, with concern for soil and water, crops and animals, and the people who work in production and processing.
The demand for natural meat outstrips supply in most US markets. Meat comprises 21% of the overall US retail food market. Pasture-finished, natural and organic meat share of the market is 5%. Continued demand for these meat products is expected, including direct local sales and retail cuts to families via mail order.
Our Approach True Sustainability
Texas Heritage Beef Company utilizes a holistic approach to sustainable agriculture/ranching through concise management that encompasses all of the environmental facets of ranching with the future of the earth and humanity as the big picture. Since THBC has been in the farming and ranching business for over 100 years, and on this particular land for over 80 years, we know our land, which is the key to truly being successful at sustainability. We have an intimate relationship with our land; it is more than a business to us. It is a viable living organism that is unique unto itself. This true sustainability is only understood by careful observation, continued education and a holistic approach.
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