Beef production options and requirements for fossil fuel

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Science  21 Oct 1977:
Vol. 198, Issue 4314, pp. 265-271
DOI: 10.1126/science.561996


A large percentage of the feed resources used in beef production cannot be used by man or most other animals. These noncompetitive feeds could be used in different ways to increase beef production, but fossil fuel consumption by the beef industry would not be greatly reduced.