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Global warming
Radka Gromnicova

Global warming basics – Part 1: Why CO2 is not the villain

Despite that the world has been blaming CO2 for global warming and causing climate extremes, it is not the villain.
CO2 is only a part of a larger whole. We cannot focus on CO2 levels alone. In fact, CO2 is just a symptom of a much larger problem that we haven’t yet faced. A problem, that is related to all living things on Earth.

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Radka Gromnicova

3 simple steps for perfect juicy roasts

No more dry out meat joints. Find out how to make your roasts juicy, tender and perfectly seasoned throughout – even if you overcook them. Follow these 3 simple steps that will revolutionize your cooking.

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Grass fed beef 101
Radka Gromnicova

Do you make these 4 mistakes when buying grass fed beef?

You have heard of the benefits of eating grass fed beef, right? It is high in nutrients and sustainable. Find out the secrets that supermarkets, butchers and farm shops don’t want you to know about grass fed beef. Keep your money for beef that is worth it.

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The amount of feed and fertilizers per 1 beef animal

As a calf, it is fed 100 kg of feed in a creep feeder:
60 kg barley
14 kg soya
23.5 kg sugar beet

growing steer (for 100 days) ratio:
350 kg barley
30 kg rapeseed

finishing steer (for 80 days)
600 kg barley

TOTAL feed per steer:
1010 kg barley
30 kg rapeseed
14 kg soya
23.5 kg sugar beet

Source: AHDB

Pesticide figure based on yearly application of pesticides on barley in 2018 (based on application to 0.17 ha that would produce 1 tonne of barley):

spring and winter barley were mixed in equal ratio for simplicity.
Pesticides in spring barley:
157.5 g
Pesticides in winter barley:
307.5 g

TOTAL 465 g of pesticides = to litres it is about 465 ml of pesticides per year.

Source: Pesticides usage survey 284 for arable crops in the United Kingdom 2018 (National Statistics)

Fertilizer figure (based on application to 0.17 ha that would produce 1 tonne of barley):
nitrogen: 24.14 kg
phosphate: 4.59 kg
potash: 5.95 kg
sulfur: 5.95 kg

TOTAL 40.63 kg of fertilizers

Source: British survey of fertilizer practice for 2018 (DEFRA)