Meat producers such as the lamb industry was suffering due to importing but recent local demand might shift that view.
Supporting local businesses is essential for the health and vitality of the Australian economy. When you shop at a small, locally-owned business, you’re helping to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and keep money within the community. This is especially important in today’s globalised world, where large multinational corporations often dominate the market.
This month we look at a local meat producer and see why it’s important for farming and agriculture that local businesses are supported.
Case Study: Australian Lamb Co
The Australian Lamb Company is a Colac-based lamb producer that is dedicated to providing Australians with delicious lamb that is produced under diligent and high-quality standards. However, businesses like Australian Lamb Co find it difficult to compete with larger corporations due to the market pressures they can have.
At its heart, Australian Lamb Co is a local and small-town business that is able to provide much-needed jobs and revenue to the community as well as all of Australia.
Supporting a local Australian meat producer like Aus Lamb Co has numerous benefits for the community and economy. By choosing to purchase LambCo’s products, consumers are supporting the local economy and helping to create jobs in the area. In addition, buying locally grown and produced meat ensures that the money spent on the product stays within the local community, rather than supporting larger, multinational corporations. Aus Lamb Co is a great example of a company that is dedicated to providing high-quality, locally sourced meat products while also contributing to the prosperity of the Victorian economy. By supporting the Australian Lamb Company, consumers can feel good about where their food is coming from and how it is supporting their local community.
Supporting local businesses like Australian Lamb Co isn’t just good for supporting the local state economies but it is beneficial over the alternative of supporting international imported meat.
The Sad Truth
It is disappointing that in the past, consumers have often favoured imported foods over locally sourced ones. This trend has had negative consequences for local farmers and the local economy, as well as for the environment. Transporting food long distances can be energy-intensive and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Supporting local agriculture, on the other hand, can have positive impacts on the environment and the local community, as well as offer the opportunity to enjoy fresher, higher-quality produce. It is important for consumers to be mindful of their food choices and consider the impact they have on their community and the environment.
Luckily due to pressures such as border restrictions, local meat produce is slowly becoming more preferential than the importer alternative.
Ways to Support Local
There are many ways to support local businesses, including shopping at independent stores, eating at locally-owned restaurants, and using the services of small, local service providers. By doing so, you’re not only helping to support the local economy, but you’re also likely to find unique and high-quality products and services that you won’t find at large chain stores.
In addition to supporting local businesses directly, there are also many ways to encourage others to do the same. You can spread the word about your favourite local businesses on social media, leave positive reviews online, and even write letters to local newspapers and elected officials to advocate for policies that support small businesses.
Ultimately, supporting local businesses is about more than just economic benefit. It’s about creating a sense of community, supporting local entrepreneurs, and preserving the unique character and charm of Australian towns and cities. So the next time you need to make a purchase, consider supporting a local business and doing your part to help the local economy thrive.