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The often-forgotten-about side of feed consumption

Date: 
Wed, 07/29/2015

Cattle can be efficient users of leftovers.

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

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Last week I blogged about different management types that produce beef. One of the interesting facts was the large amount of water and resources used to produce beef on pasture versus a feedlot. However, there are some advantages to consuming grassland-raised products.

In the United States, more than two-thirds of the land where cattle graze cannot be used for any other purpose. Its topography is less than ideal. Steep and hilly terrain is not a great place for homes and rocky land isn’t suited for growing crops. But, cattle are mobile and can walk to where grass can grow. Read more

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