St.Helens, a premium beef brand by Agri Beef Co., has a long history of implementing proactive environmental
stewardship practices, including effective pasture grazing rotations and a comprehensive
conservation system protecting its eco-system. But being a part of the Agri Beef
Co. means that it is part of a much bigger vision.
Since inception, Agri Beef Co. has been on the forefront of environmental stewardship
and sustainability. The company is committed to protecting the natural resources
in the communities where it operates while simultaneously creating environmental
benefits from the resources it consumes. Purchasing local crops and cattle minimizes
Agri Beef’s dependence on fossil fuels, while using renewable hydro-electricity
(plentiful in the NW) throughout its operations, reduces its total carbon footprint
– 41% less than beef produced in the MidWest*.
In addition, Agri Beef Co. focuses on recycling outputs throughout all of its operations
resulting in many positive by-products. Beneficial outputs derived from these initiatives
include: the production of naturally composted fertilizers for local farmers and
organic nurseries, the production of both power and fuels from organic resources,
and the reclamation of water for the use of local farmers and for the restoration
A philosophical commitment to sustainability and a continuous and steadfast dedication
to research and innovation has allowed Agri Beef Co. and its ranch to continually
improve its stewardship efforts while minimizing its environmental impact.
* Darin Saul, Ph.D. and Tom Nagawiecki, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory,” (University
of Idaho, October 2008).