A look at consumers’ evolving expectations of beef.
Most consumers are satisfied with the choices available to them when it comes to purchasing beef products. However, conflicting messages from anti-agriculture activists, media and even the celebrity community can make a trip to the grocery store a daunting task.
As our world continues to grow, cattle feeders are faced with the challenge of feeding more people with fewer resources. By practicing responsible beef production, today’s cattle feeders are feeding a larger population – with the same amount of cattle as five decades ago – and managing to reduce their carbon footprint. See the infographic below for more information about how cattle feeders are improving our world, and producing safe and sustainable beef.
The beef industry faces the challenge of providing enough affordable beef to meet the nutritional requirements of an ever-growing global population. When best practices – such as growth technologies, parasite control and increased calving rates – are used, cattlemen achieve optimum productivity to balance environmental responsibility and economic viability.
U.S. cattle feeders have drastically improved feedyard management methods during the past decade. However, there still are a few steps that may help cattle feeders enhance their current management methods even further. With the goal of higher gains, the following steps will help cattle feeders produce more quality beef while using fewer resources.
Learn how Amana Farms turns waste into energy at the Amana Colonies in Iowa.