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Beef use of resources and emissions.

Mar 18, 2019 | 16:03 1 https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2019/study-clarifies-us-beefs-resource-use-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions/ Reply With Quote
Mar 24, 2019 | 08:20 2
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https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2019/study-clarifies-us-beefs-resource-use-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions/
Thanks for posting. Some details that differ greatly from what we are being told for example:

Cattle only consumed 2.6 pounds of grain per pound of beef cut weight (or, butchered carcass weight), which was comparable to pork and poultry Reply With Quote
Mar 28, 2019 | 07:58 3 That link has disappeared. Reply With Quote
Mar 28, 2019 | 08:01 4 https://www.farmprogress.com/livestock/study-clarifies-us-beefs-resource-use-greenhouse-gas-emissions Reply With Quote
Mar 28, 2019 | 08:19 5 Among the results to emerge thus far:

The seven regions' combined beef cattle production accounted for 3.3 percent of all U.S. GHG emissions (By comparison, transportation and electricity generation together made up 56 percent of the total in 2016 and agriculture in general 9 percent).
Fossil energy (for example, fuel) use in cattle production accounted for less than 1 percent of the total consumed nationally.
Cattle only consumed 2.6 pounds of grain per pound of beef cut weight (or, butchered carcass weight), which was comparable to pork and poultry.
Beef operations in the Northwest and Southern Plains had the highest total water use (60 percent combined) of the seven regions analyzed. Irrigating crops to produce feed for cattle accounted for 96 percent of total water use across all the regions. Reply With Quote