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Ashley Broocks, Megan Rolf and Sara Place | Oklahoma State University
Figure 1. Increase in environmental impacts per unit of beef if no growth promoting technologies were used in U.S. beef production systems.
Figure 2. People fed per beef animal for one year per animal for beef production systems that use no growth promoting technology (black) as compared to beef systems that use growth promoting technology (black plus green).
Bottom Line: Growth promoting technologies can
reduce the environmental impact of beef production
by decreasing the number of cattle required to
produce a given amount of beef. Additionally,
growth promoting technologies allow farmers and
ranchers to feed more U.S. citizens with each beef
animal that is raised under their care.