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Upcycling Cattle Can Improve The Environment Says Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:56:51 CDT

Upcycling Cattle Can Improve The Environment Says Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance Upcycling is a term being used by many in the global livestock industry today to define an animal that takes grass and other plant materials humans can’t eat and turning it into nutritious high-quality protein. That issue was addressed by Don Close, senior analyst-animal protein for Rabo AgriFinance, at the recent virtual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) symposium.

The simple fact that we are going to be working to feed 9.5 billion people just 30 years from now and we need to take advantage of upcycling to feed a growing world, Close said.

We’ve seen how the pandemic has had an economic slowdown, Close said. The first thing folks want to do when they have more income is get more protein in their diet, he said.

A major challenge today is to produce more beef in a sustainable manner. A proposal by retired sustainability consultant Roger Cady to reduce the number of so called “idle” cattle, attracted Close’s attention.

Cady defined Idle cattle as a mature non-lactating, non-breeding animal not used for draft labor. Many of the idle livestock are in southeast Asia, South America and east Africa.

Cady proposed If we could work those unproductive animals out of the system, we could cut greenhouse emissions almost in half.

Close said the issue of idle cattle can also be found in the U.S.

When you take the number of small producers in the U.S., many people are using the cow herd as a savings account, so when the transmission goes out of the car, you sell a cow, Close said.

There are areas in all parts of the world we could tighten the efficiency of the animals we are handling today and help reduce greenhouse emissions.

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