Location: Range Management ResearchTitle: Using manureshed management to connect distant links of the beef supply chain
|MEREDITH, GWENDWR - University Of Idaho|
|SILVEIRA, MARIA LUCIA - University Of Florida|
|BITTMAN, SHABTAI - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada|
|VENDRAMINI, JOAO - University Of Florida|
Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/2/2020
Publication Date: 11/9/2020
Citation: Spiegal, S.A., Meredith, G., Silveira, M., Flynn, K.C., Bittman, S., Vendramini, J., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Using manureshed management to connect distant links of the beef supply chain [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 9-13, 2020, Phoenix, AZ. Virtual.
Interpretive Summary: Manure management in US beef is complex offering opportunity for beef cattle manureshed progress from calf to background to finishing stages. Here the interconnectedness of the beef manureshed supply chain is explored, pointing to the realities of today's industry and the opportunities to implement strategic manure management to promote sustainability.
Technical Abstract: Manure management in US beef is complex, complicated by the diffuse and diverse nature of the industry, but also offering numerous points of opportunity as beef cattle progress from calf to background to finishing stages. In support of the manureshed vision, we review the networks that must be engaged to systematically coordinate manure management. Through case studies and original analysis, we point to the realities of today’s industry and the opportunities to implement strategic manure management that ensures the sustainable management of manure resources.