beef production - Blayre Meligan AGR 169 Beef Production...

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Blayre Meligan AGR 169 Beef Production Beef cattle production is very important industry in the United States and throughout the world. Since cattle can graze on forages in the open range and pasturelands, they serve a unique role in providing high quality protein for human consumption from byproducts and forage sources that humans do not consume. Considerable land in the U.S. and the world that will not support intensive crop production, can often times sustain grasses and forages that conserve the land, and produce feeds that cattle can utilize. Beef cattle production is dispersed throughout the U.S., but a significant amount of beef is produced on the rangelands of the Western U.S. The cattle used for beef production in the U.S. historically originated from two areas of the world. These include cattle from Europe and cattle from tropical countries. The cattle from Europe, one of which is the Braunvieh , were native to the temperate countries of the UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They were used primarily for
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course AGR 236 taught by Professor Rachowitz during the Spring '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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