Three Beef Industry Challenges That Won't Go Away Soon

Sjeklocha, Dave
May 2013
Beef Expert Blog;5/29/2013, p4
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The article discusses the challenges facing the U.S. beef industry as of 2013. One challenge is the impact of weather patterns on cowherd expansion. This challenge is said to produce other issues such as fetal programming. Another challenge is the continued expansion of veterinary oversight. This involves the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), which will apply to feed-grade antibiotics. The industry also needs to respond to consumers' increasing interest in knowing how their food is produced.


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