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Sustainability Executive Summary

Ensuring a sustainable food supply is undoubtedly one of the greatest societal challenges. By 2050, 70 percent more food will be required to feed the growing population and all agricultural production will be needed to meet the increasing demand.

Tags: Air Emissions, Beef Sustainability, Executive Summary, GHG, Land, Life Cycle Assessment, Water

Published: 2014

 

Would Removing Beef from the Diet Actually Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

This checkoff-funded fact sheet provides an overview of how beef is a valuable component to the human diet and shows that although beef production does produce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), its direct GHG emissions are very small.

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief, GHG, Tough Questions About Beef Sustainability

Published: 2016

How Does Carbon Sequestration Affect the Sustainability of Beef?

This checkoff-funded fact sheet reveals how cattle production plays a positive role in increasing carbon sequestration, thus reducing the carbon footprint of beef and contributing to the reversal of global climate change.

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief, GHG, Tough Questions About Beef Sustainability

Published: 2016

The U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment: Phase 1 versus Phase 2

This Topic Brief provides an overview of the major specific changes or additions to the Phase 1 base case study that are reflected in the Phase 2 study.

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief, Life Cycle Assessment

Published: 2015

Does Beef Really Use That Much Water?

This checkoff-funded fact sheet examines the water footprint of beef production and describes why differences in the water footprint exist.

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief, Life Cycle Assessment, Tough Questions About Beef Sustainability, Water

Published: 2015

How Does the Carbon Footprint of U.S. Beef Compare to Global Beef?

This checkoff-funded fact sheet explores the U.S. beef industry's carbon footprint compared to other nations. 

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief, GHG, Life Cycle Assessment, Tough Questions About Beef Sustainability

Published: 2015

Towards Sustainability: Nitrogen and Beef Cattle Feedyards

This fact sheet addresses the challenges of nitrogen management and the impact it has on the sustainability of beef cattle feedyards.

Tags: Air Emissions, Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief

Published: 2015

Current Approaches of Beef Cattle Systems Life Cycle Assessment: A Review

The purpose of this literature review and brief summary is to assess the  current LCA methodologies being used in analyses  of the beef industry and to compare the complexity
and variation between LCA studies. This review will address areas of current LCA methodologies that are  lacking in information to account for the variety of
factors that affect beef production system inputs and  outputs.

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief, Life Cycle Assessment, White Paper/Technical Summary

Published: 2015

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Characteristics of Beef Cattle Operations in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas

The Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment has been expanded to include data collection from the seven cattle-producing regions across the country. This fact sheet provides results of the South Plains Assessment, compiled through producer online surveys and on-site visits to 9 ranches and 3 feedyard operations in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief

Published: 2015

Beef Sustainability Assessment - Glossary of Terms



Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief

Published: 2015