The oversupply of manure is a huge problem for the Dutch livestock sector. The Dutch farming industry is currently fighting to save its nitrate derogation after it exceeded the set phosphate threshold in 2015, so what are they planning on doing about ?
Hosted by Superior Farms, our Nuffield Group had private tour around their huge meat processing facility near Dixon in California that sees lambs in the last stages of life through slaughter to packaging of the final individual meat cuts.
Visiting one of the largest feedlot operations on the western coast of the US, I learned about beef production on an unimaginable scale when our Nuffield Group were lucky enough to be hosted by the Harris Feedlot Company. Covering nearly 800 acres, the Harris Feedlot is located within California’s San Joaquin Valley, and has a capacity to produce 250,000 head of fed cattle per year.