The Beef Cattle Institute, along with other stakeholders in our industry such as the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, works with farmers and ranchers to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement of sustainability across the U.S. beef value chain.  People often have questions about how their food is produced and where it comes from.  Consumers want to feel good about what they choose to eat and how it will help them maintain or improve their own health.   And in more recent times, consumers want to know that the beef production system supports the livelihood of farmer and ranchers, minimizes environmental impacts of food production, and ensures welfare of food animals.

Farmers and ranchers have long embraced efficiency and conservation practices that allow them to proudly transfer their operations to the next generation.  Even so, there are areas of beef sustainability we need to understand more fully.  How can we partner even further and be part of developing a more sustainable, regenerative food system?  Attached are articles and research intended to give producers and veterinarians informed insight to be “in the know” and share the amazing story of how beef cattle are part of the sustainability solution.

Methane from Manure Storage may be Greater than from Enteric Fermentation

 Capturing the Value of Sustainable Beef Management Practices 

Animal Welfare and Sustainability in Beef Production

Genetic Focus on Improving Beef Sustainability

The Role of Beef in Food Security

Optimum Rangeland Management is Likely Different Depending Upon the Ecosystem

Assessing the Sustainability of Beef Cattle Ranching

Climate-neutral Beef: What does it mean for the producer?

Managing Plant Biodiversity to Increase Ranching Profits

Grazing of Herbivores including Cattle is Essential for Wildlife Success

Impact of Local Food Purchases Depends upon the Product

Cattle are Major Recyclers in the Human Food Supply Chain

Large Herbivores, Whether Bison or Cattle, are Integral Parts of Grassland Ecosystems

Nutritional Technology Impacts Animal Health and Social Sustainability of Beef Production

Changing the Timing of the Spring Calving Season can Increase Economic Sustainability

Regenerative vs. Sustainable Agriculture: What’s the Difference

The Confined Cow-Calf System: Tradeoffs Between Environmental and Economic Sustainability

Intensification of Beef Production Aids in Sustainable Beef Production

Does Beef Production Really Use That Much Water?

Cows are Not the Primary Cause of Recent Increase in Methane

Food, Innovation, Service, & Hospitality Talk

Thinking Beyond Food Waste to Food Recovery

Relevance of Dietary Guidelines for Cattle Producers

Take Care of those Cattle for Me

Reassessing Ruminant Methane Contribution

Mitigating Ruminant Methane Emissions