cost of cattle

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knabe

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/07/19/nbeef119.xml

i'm kinda skeptical about the numbers, but one thing kinda glares my eyes

more than two thirds of the energy used goes towards producing and transporting cattle feed

this to me seems like the biggest opportunity in cost reduction and environmental adapatation rather than trying to breed one type of cattle for "all" environments.  there is a lot of diversity in the commercial cattle out here.  on improved pastures that receive irrigation, the cattle are mostly bigger, unless the guy just runs fewer cows.  others are going to smaller cattle, not quite the lowlands, but they are small.
 
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