There are a large number of cattle farms in Australia. In the world market, beef from Australia is highly valued. It is bought by restaurants in many countries. But cows are raised and kept not only by farmers, but also by ordinary people on relatively small plots, the area of which is not enough for raising cattle for commercial purposes. It's just not clear why.
Indeed, some families living on such plots sometimes have two or even three cows. But they don’t milk them and don’t raise calves.
Many Australians buy land in the suburbs, as they own a small business and do not want to pay huge sums for renting premises in a metropolis, or simply want to be closer to nature. It is clear that milking, making butter and cottage cheese are not of interest to them.
But they keep cows, and the reason for this is completely different. On a plot of about 2 hectares (compared to farms, such an area is considered small), but it is problematic to mow grass on it - too long. Yes, and a lawn mower will have to be purchased, and this is an additional cash cost. It will not work at all not to mow the grass - the risk of fire is too great.
Therefore, cows are here as pets, pets, helping to fight the grass. They are happy to eat all unnecessary vegetation, thereby saving the owners time and money.
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