We source all of our products from specially selected brands from around the world. Each product from each different brand's country plays specific roles in the quality of the upbringing of the animal. Below you will find important information regarding each country's climate and agricultural history.
Agriculture has been as important in the development of Australia. Its traditional dominance in wheat and sheep continues into the 21st century. Recently Australian agriculture has become increasingly diversified. The considerable expanses of arable land have helped Australia to become a leading world exporter of grains, meats, and wool. The market for cattle is more regional but is becoming increasingly important globally, given health concerns about European-produced beef.
Much of Australia has a continental climate. The temperatures get hot during the day and then drop considerably at night. Australia is also very arid, getting very little rain.
Australia has a very dramatic landscape. Australia is famous for its "outback," the remote lands of the interior. The desert outback covers most of the interior. It is too hot, dry and barren to support many people. Eastern Australia has large areas of grasslands, used primarily for sheep and cattle ranches. Australia also has some mountainous areas and plateaus scattered throughout the country.
Over 70% of Australians now live in cities or towns. Most of this population lives in the eastern and southern coasts, and around Perth in the west.
In 2001, agriculture contributed 4% to GDP. Hungary has achieved self-sufficiency in temperate zone crops, and exports about one-third of all produce, especially fruit and preserved vegetables. The traditional agricultural crops have been cereals, with wheat, corn (maize), and rye grown on more than half the total sown area.
Hungary lies at the meeting point of three climatic zones: the continental, Mediterranean, and oceanic. Yearly temperatures can vary especially rainfall, but the annual average is approximately 63 cm (25 in)—more in the west and less in the east—with maximum rainfall during the summer months.
The agricultural sector has shown little growth in recent decades. The imports of agricultural products increased from $19.6 billion in 1987 to $20.9 billion in 2001. Italy has to import about half of its meat. The land is well suited for raising fruits and vegetables, both early and late crops, and these are the principal agricultural exports.
Much of Italy is covered by mountains. The Dolomite Mountains, which extend across northern Italy are part of the Alps mountain range. The Apennine mountains cut down the centre of Italy, stretching from north to south, dividing the east and west coasts. In northern Italy, temperatures can reach below the freezing during the winters, with snow in the northern most areas. Southern Italy has a warmer, more moderate climate.
Agricultural systems are in a highly competitive global context and United States is a major role in this international markets—the U.S. share of the global market for agricultural goods averages over 20%.
Since U.S. farms produce far beyond domestic demand for many crops, aim to maintain a competitive agricultural system is critical to ensuring the economic viability of U.S. agriculture. At the same time, U.S. agriculture is a diverse economic sector. Differences in commodity type, farm size, operator and household characteristics, even goals for farming, affect the competitiveness of individual operations and ultimately of the sector as a whole.
The climate in USA varies across different parts of the country. Generally, the western and southern parts of US have warmer weather as compared to the eastern and northern parts. The eastern/northern parts of US experience harsh winters with heavy snowfall but the summers are pleasant. The western or southern part has extremely hot summers and comparatively tolerable winters.
New Zealand has been considered an agricultural country since the 19th century, when the introduction of refrigerated transport allowed its sheep and dairy industries to expand to provide the United Kingdom with meat, wool, butter, and other agricultural products.
New Zealand weather and climate is of paramount importance to the people of New Zealand, as many New Zealander's make their living from the land. New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine throughout most of the country. New Zealand's climate is dominated by two main geographical features: the mountains and the sea.
With some 20.4 million hectares (50.4 million acres) of farm land, of which about 10 million hectares (24.7 million acres) are under rice cultivation, Thailand continues to rely heavily on agriculture, although the country has suffered from declining export prices in recent years.
Thailand is an extremely hot and soggy place. The tropical climate is divided into three seasons: cool in November to February, hot in March to May, and rainy in June to October.
The seasons are more extreme in the northern regions, where the dry heat can grow quite intense in late spring and the cool can become cold in the mountains. The rainy season is no detriment to travel in Thailand, as the rains can be cool and refreshing.
Agriculture in the United Kingdom uses around 70% of the country's land area and contributes about 0.7% of its gross value added. The UK produces less than 60% of the food it eats. Despite skilled farmers, high technology, fertile soil and subsidies, which primarily come from the European Union (EU), farm earnings are relatively low, mainly due to low prices at the farm gate.
Despite its northern latitude, the United Kingdom generally enjoys a temperate climate. United Kingdom weather is changeable and unpredictable, winters are cold and wet with occasional snow and summers can sometimes be warm and dry but mostly rainy.
In Wales, more than 80% of the land area is in pasture along with plentiful rainfall and a mild climate provides the ideal environment for lamb production.