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RESEARCH commissioned by the National Trust has suggested that feeding cattle on grass throughout their life cycle is the most environmentally sustainable way to rear beef.
The Trust notes that, because of the high levels of methane produced by livestock as part of the process of digesting grass, it has been suggested that intensive production methods, where cattle are fed largely on cereals and produce less methane, should be preferred over more traditional grass-fed livestock farming in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
However, it reports that its research, which was conducted by sustainability consultants Best …
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