14 Mar '12, 12pm

Home on the range: Can grass-based ranching be scaled up sustainably?

Home on the range: Can grass-based ranching be scaled up sustainably?

You’ve probably never heard of Frank Stornach. Sure, he’s a Canadian billionaire — yes, they have them there! — and an auto-parts cum horseracing magnate. But rather than hanging up his wrench spurs retiring, he’s decided to try his hand at turning grass-fed beef back into a mass-market product. According to this report in Macleans (Canada’s equivalent of TIME magazine), Stornach is buying up land outside of Ocala, Fla., at a furious pace — 70,000 acres and counting. His plan: to create a massive ranch with “30,000 cattle, a 61,000-sq.-foot abattoir that would slaughter up to 300 cows a day, and a biomass power plant that would extract methane from manure.” It’s a grand vision: Stronach’s Adena Springs ranch plans to market its beef to Florida grocery stores for consumers keen on fresh local produce, as well as serve the meat at Stronach’s network of racetracks. There are ...

Full article: http://grist.org/food/home-on-the-range-can-grass-based-r...

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