With varying degrees of success, different supplements – including seaweed - have been fed to cattle in an effort to reduce methane emissions. A new product developed by a Swiss firm is achieving positive results.
Kansas cattle producer Debbie Lyons-Blythe told a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on climate change, "The U.S. cattle industry is proud of its history as stewards of our nation’s natural resources.”
Designed to deliver a consistent supply of beef from sustainable sources, Canadian cattlemen participating in Cargill's Beef Sustainability Pilot earned $18.52 per head during the project's third quarter.
High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.
Consumers are asking questions about their food – where it was raised and its impact on the planet. Such questions fuel initiatives like the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, says rancher Debbie Lyons-Blythe.