MDH Pastoral – An Australian Story
MDH Pty Ltd is one of Australia's largest beef cattle operations, unique in the fact that the company is both family owned and operated. The McDonald family represents seven generations of beef producers and 190 years of experience in Australian agriculture. 12 With a wide geographical spread of country in Australia's vast Queensland outback, MDH Pty Ltd runs 150,000 head of cattle across 14 properties, encompassing an irrigated farm and the company owned "Wallumba" feedlot on the Western Darling Downs.
Since 2019, MDH, AgCoTech Australia, and Ternes Scientific have conducted a project that was designed to reduce methane emissions from beef cattle. The project focussed on new feed supplementation systems. MDH and AgCoTech are continuing the development of feed supplements that can be used in future livestock methane direct abatement methodologies, thereby benefiting the Australian beef industry. We are proactively supporting the Livestock Emissions Carbon Farming Working Group towards a feed supplement/additive methodology.
- Julie McDonald, MDH Pastoral (part of Australian Livestock Emissions Carbon Framing Working Group)