Cattle industry showcases sustainability efforts at Climate Week NYC
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association proudly highlighted the environmental advancements in U.S. cattle production at a climate summit held in New York City this week.
New York City, known as the ‘Big Apple,’ will be a hub for discussions surrounding climate this week, drawing representatives across various industries who are keen on addressing environmental concerns.
The event, Climate Week NYC, which spans the entire week of Sept. 18, is a platform for organizations and industries to discuss their efforts in conserving the environment and addressing climate-related challenges.
Among those attending, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is proudly showcasing the advancements the cattle industry has made over the years in terms of environmental sustainability.
NCBA Representative Mary-Thomas Hart expressed enthusiasm about discussing cattle production in the United States, especially concerning its environmental impact, pointing out the remarkable strides made by cattle producers.
“Cattle producers have made so many improvements over the years,” Hart said. “In the last 60 years, we’ve reduced our emissions per pound of beef by about 40%. And that’s while maintaining an extremely high-quality product.”
Indeed, the U.S. beef production supply chain is acclaimed for its unique mastery of sustainable beef production. This achievement is attributed to a range of practices, including raising cattle on grass, employing rotational grazing methods to maximize quality, as well as the use of cutting-edge technologies in feed yards. These advancements in beef sustainability have continued even as U.S. cattle producers face increasingly tough challenges from extreme weather to rising input costs.