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Beef production, including the production of animal feed, is responsible for only 3.3 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. This is dramatically lower than the often-misapplied global livestock figure of 14.5 percent. https://bit.ly/2XNMHou

 

The U.S. ranks 3rd in worldwide total cattle population, producing 20% of the world’s beef with just 6.2% of the world’s cattle. Talk about sustainability! https://bit.ly/2CdHFtu

 

DYK: Cattle help with food waste by acting as “upcyclers” in our food system by upgrading human inedible material like almond hulls, carrot tops and grasses into nutrients they can digest! http://bit.ly/2EGhud2

 

Between 1977-2007, cattle ranchers produced each pound of beef using 19 percent less feed, 33 percent less land, 12 percent less water. https://bit.ly/2GT5QAe

 

Regardless of whether cattle are grass or grain-finished, beef cattle in the U.S. spend the majority of their life grazing grass. https://bit.ly/2CdHFtu

 

Pen riders check on cattle and make sure they get up and move around in feedyards. They work together with veterinarians and nutritionists to ensure cattle are comfortable and healthy! https://bit.ly/2z4LSOv

 

The carbon footprint per billion kilograms of beef produced in 2007 was reduced by 16.3% compared with equivalent beef production in 1977. Beef ranchers are committed to environmental stewardship! https://bit.ly/2GT5QAe

 

There are more than 700,000 beef ranches in the United States. Of those, 91 percent are family-owned or individually-operated. Also, 11 percent of them are operated by women! https://bit.ly/2aM45aq

 

Calves are weaned from their mother’s milk at 6 to 10 months of age when they weigh between 450 and 700 pounds. These calves continue to graze on grass pastures. https://bit.ly/2PTWB7U

 

Mature cattle are often moved to feedlots. Here cattle typically spend 4 to 6 months. They are free to graze at feed bunks containing a carefully balanced diet made up of grasses and grains. Veterinarians, nutritionists and pen riders work together to provide individual care for each animal. https://bit.ly/2z4LSOv

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