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2013 12:00 AM

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Efficiency can be generally defined as the extent to which time, effort, or cost is well used for the intended task or purpose. And efficiency can be a measureable concept, in which it is typically quantified by determining the ratio of output to input. Overall the United States Beef industry, has accomplished major advances in efficiency by producing more pounds of beef with decreasing cow numbers. But while these advances have been important, our resources are limited and the industry must continue to find additional ways to capture efficiency. When defining efficiency for the beef cow herd, there can be two types of efficiency to address: 1) biological and 2) economical. While these two types are related to each other, they are not identical and it can be difficult to achieve both within the cow herd.

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Beef Cow Herd Efficiency

Efficiency can be generally defined as the extent to which time, effort, or cost is well used for the intended task or purpose. And efficiency can be a measureable concept, in which it is typically quantified by determining the ratio of output to input. Overall the United States Beef industry, has accomplished major advances in efficiency by producing more pounds of beef with decreasing cow numbers. But while these advances have been important, our resources are limited and the industry must continue to find additional ways to capture efficiency. When defining efficiency for the beef cow herd, there can be two types of efficiency to address: 1) biological and 2) economical. While these two types are related to each other, they are not identical and it can be difficult to achieve both within the cow herd.