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Beef cattle convert grass from U.S. rangelands and aftermath from crops into usable protein that otherwise would be unavailable for human consumption. They also are fed large quantities of grain in the United States. Intensive use of grain in the beef feeding industry results from the nation's large supplies and low real prices of feed grains.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University; Vocke, Gary F.; and Heady, Earl O., "Effects of beef feeding practices and conservation farming systems on the interregional pattern of crop and beef production" (1978). CARD Reports. 83.
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