Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources. Currently, more than 700,000 cattle farms and ranches in the United States, with an average herd size of 40 cattle, produce 19 percent of the world's beef. Learn more about the people and the process involved in raising beef from the pasture to the plate.
To the beef community, sustainability involves more than environmental considerations. A sustainable food supply balances efficient production with environmental, social and economic impacts with Beef Quality Assurance protocols.
Today beef is produced using fewer resources than ever before. But conservation is never complete; ranchers work hard to feed a growing population, while, at the same time, reduce water use, care for the land, and protect the environment.
Cattle are often thought to contribute to climate change because they belch methane (CH4), a greenhouse gas. While this is true, cattle do belch methane, it is actually part of an important natural cycle, known as the biogenic carbon cycle.
The beef community has a long-standing commitment to caring for their animals and providing families with the safest, highest-quality beef possible. The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program trains farmers and ranchers on best practice cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for everyday.
We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that it can be sustainable too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to beef’s role in a healthy, sustainable diet.
People have always had a variety of different food and protein options to choose from, and today, that’s no different. What sets beef apart is that it’s a high-quality protein that is authentic, real and raised responsibly. Today, farmers and ranchers are raising more delicious beef more sustainably than ever before.
The beef community has a long-standing commitment to caring for their animals and providing families with the safest, highest-quality beef possible. Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program that trains farmers and ranchers on best practice cattle management techniques to ensure their animals are cared for within a standard set of guidelines.
While cows lack the ability to fly at the speed of sound, shape shift, or teleport, their superpowers are equally as impressive: cows up cycle plant-based food production leftovers into high-quality protein.
A partnership with the Nature Conservancy demonstrates how ranching and conservation go hand in hand for these Oklahoma ranchers
Regenerative agriculture sounds innovative, right? Beef Farmers and Ranchers have been practicing it for generations.
Learn how Oklahoma rancher, Katie Blunk ranches while preserving and enhancing critical native pollinator habitat to help save the monarchs!