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Beef Cattle. Mr. Bailey Agri-science. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+importance+of+evaluating+animals+in+the+livestock+industry&view=detail&mid=BE1ABE95516E78A424C4BE1ABE95516E78A424C4&first=0&FORM=NVPFVR. Identify the Differences Between the Two!.

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beef cattle

Beef Cattle

Mr. Bailey

Agri-science

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+importance+of+evaluating+animals+in+the+livestock+industry&view=detail&mid=BE1ABE95516E78A424C4BE1ABE95516E78A424C4&first=0&FORM=NVPFVR

best indicator of a country s wealth
Best Indicator of a Country’s Wealth?
  • An affluent diet is a symbol of wealth
  • Affluent diet includes animal protein
  • When incomes are high people tend to buy more meat
beef and the livestock industry
Beef and the Livestock Industry
  • 38% of total income in the livestockand poultry marketing comes from beef
  • Marketing behind “Certified” programs
  • 51 % black and 50% Angus
  • 100% of the animal is used
  • Bone/Blood meal, kidneys, tongue, tail, liver and tripe (intestines)
beef breeds
Beef Breeds

Braham

Charolais

Hereford

Black Simmental

Wagyu

Limousin

beef operations
Beef Operations
  • Cow/calf production
  • Cows breed every year to produce calves (Typically small herds)

2. Purebred Producers

  • Registered pure bred animals

3. Cattle Feeders

  • Feeds animals for slaughter
leading beef producing states
Leading Beef Producing States
  • Texas has more cattle than any state in the United States with 13.2 million cattle
  • Kentucky has more cattle than any state east of the Mississippi River with 2.1 million
beef production
Beef Production

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Beef utilizes roughages that would otherwise waste
  • Labor requirements may be low
  • There is a high demand for meat
  • Cattle feeding is a high risk business
  • It takes longer to develop a cattle herd and increase numbers than it does other livestock
why can cattle digest roughage
Why can Cattle Digest Roughage?
  • Cattle are ruminate animals
  • So are sheep and goats
  • Ruminate – having four compartments inside one stomach
  • Their stomachs have extra bacteria to digest cellulose found in plants
exit slip
Exit Slip
  • Name the three beef production systems used in the beef industry.
  • Describe a beef cow/calf operation.
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