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Sustainability of Beef Production


  The role of beef production in the total worldwide food supply is significant. In the U.S., beef is king when it comes to the volume of sales and total dollar amount. The incredible biology of the rumen allows the beef cow to eat a wide variety of feed components - including waste from human food processing and production - and convert them into high-quality food for humans. The primary source of feed is forages and grass, and only 10 percent of U.S. corn production is used in beef production (in comparison, 40 percent of corn production is used in ethanol production). Beef is singularly ... (Read More...)

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4/18/2014 - Customer Relations Seminar for Dairy Professionals


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4/16/2014 - Extension Offering Sheep Shearing Workshops


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4/15/2014 - Apply for Conservation Innovation Grants


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture, announced the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation ...More



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