Fragmentation is both the blessing and the bane of the U.S. beef cattle industry. BEEF magazine is embarking on a year-long journey to explain the different industry sectors and their roles in the production process from the seedstock producer to the end consumer. Along the way, we will also examine the technology and management breakthroughs that have allowed each sector to build efficiency, and the outlook for their future.
As this gallery shows, every head of cattle makes numerous stops and sees several industry sectors – sometimes more than once – from pasture to plate.
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