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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES TO PROTECT AIR QUALITY, MAINTAIN PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY & ENHANCE USE OF MANURE FROM SOUTHN GREAT PLAINS BEEF & DAIRY AG

Location: Livestock Nutrient Management

Title: The U.S. beef cattle industry: The carbon footprint

Author
item Cole, Noel

Submitted to: Scientific and Technical Review
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: October 25, 2011
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: This was an invited 20 minute oral presentation concerning the carbon footprint of the U.S. beef cattle industry. The audience at the workshop (about 30 people) included university professors and graduate students from agriculture and enviornmental sciences. The presentation included a brief review of the U.S. cattle industry (cow-calf, feedlots, locations of production, size/numbers of animals). Also presented was greenhouse gas emissions compared to historic production by the U.S. bison herd, management practices, sources of emissions, and factors controlling emissions.

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