Appropriate management of cattle determines whether beef helps or hinders habitats. Manure from beef cows can have a nourishing value to the soil, but too much can increase nitrous oxide emissions.
Likewise, appropriate grazing management can help tackle invasive species and develop a varied sward, promoting biodiversity of plant life and fauna. Though soil erosion, poaching and desertification can damage habitats if stocking rates are too high.
Harnessing technology, science and husbandry to reduce quantities of land, feed and pharmaceuticals without losing production efficiency.
New farming methods are allowing more beef to be produced from animals in fewer days, thus lowering cattle emissions.
By managing water responsibly and preventing pollution, cattle can continue to be sufficiently fed and watered.