Frequently asked questions about red meat in Australia

Meat consumption

How much red meat do Australians eat?

While there is a wide range of intakes, average per capita consumption of red meat in Australia is 57g a day.


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Meat consumption

How much red meat is recommended?

Check out the Australian Dietary Guidelines and red meat recommendations, including serve sizes, and healthy red meat meals.


Read about the Australian Red Meat recommendations


Do Australians eat too much red meat?

Australian consumption trends are in line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and remain stable.





Meat nutrition

Is there a difference in the nutritional value of beef vs lamb?

When trimmed of separable fat, all cuts of beef and lamb are good protein sources of iron and zinc.

Meat nutrition

What is the difference between grassfed and grainfed meat?

In Australia, cattle and sheep are predominantly grassfed and account for approximately two-thirds of overall beef and sheepmeat production. Nutrition differences are discussed in this section.
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