Steve Schultz

Lacombe High School Teacher ~ Prime Ministers Award For Excellence In Teaching

King Cattle Company Beef is tasty, healthy and satisfying to the last bite. As an environmental high school science teacher it is important to teach and showcase examples of sustainable, environmental practices.

King Cattle Company showcases sustainable and environmental practice by:

  1. Managed grazing: This Increases grassland biodiversity by regenerating grasses in wild range lands which can't be used as crop land
  2. Weed management: Controlling weeds by grazing and manure management instead of pesticides
  3. Lowering fossil fuel (oil) use:  Grass fed cattle reduces grain feed which utilizes gasoline for planting, fertilizer, harvesting and processing. One study shows that a grain fed steer typically consumes 284 gallons of oil
  4. Lowering their carbon footprint: With less fossil fuel use comes less carbon dioxide emissions. Thriving marginal grasslands also absorb carbon dioxide in their growing process
  5. Lowering water pollution: The grasslands and riparian areas act like water filters which lower water pollution from manure
  6. Lowering soil erosion: Managed grasslands have rooted grasses that slow down wind and water soil erosion
  7. Lowering animal stress: Cattle are free to graze on natural, diverse landscapes which lowers the stress of the animals
  8. Providing a healthy source of protein: Studies have shown that Grass fed and finished beef is higher in vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids and CLA(Conjugated Linoic Acid), which reduces cancer, obesity and immune disorders