Meeting today's demand for beef.
Well I cam across this really cool video last week called Meeting Today's Beef Demand. I wanted to put a few of the facts down on paper, especially for those that can get there dial up speed Internet to load the video.
In 1955, there were 165,931,202 people in the U.S., and 90,000,000 cows.
Today, there is 308,000,000 people in the U.S. and 90,000,000 cows.
Wait a second. How can the same number of cattle be feeding us today? Without the improvements we have made in traditional beef practices we would need 180,000,000 cows. And that would mean 440,000,000 additional acres of land.
Not to mention almost 1.6 million gallons of water per day. Yikes.
However, by supporting traditional beef raised with modern practices we don't have to find these additional resources. Family farmers and ranchers can conserve resources and produce more with less. So on a day when there are lots of reasons to say thanks I say thank you veterans for providing a place where farmers and ranchers can do their jobs.