Being responsible stewards of land, air and water resources is a priority for Beef Alliance members. In addition to complying with environmental regulations, Beef Alliance members utilize innovative practices and strategic partnerships in order to continuously improve environmental stewardship within their operations.
With locations spread across the United States, the feed ingredients used by Beef Alliance members is reflective of their natural environments. From using potato byproducts as feed ration ingredients in the Pacific Northwest to byproducts from ethanol production, Beef Alliance members seek to procure feedstuffs grown in their local communities. Not only does this practice support local farmers and the local economy, but it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Beef Alliance members also work to manage manure on their operations. Alliance members compost manure on site, and that compost is then used by local farmers to fertilize farmground. Though not an exhaustive list, these are two examples of practices that contribute to being responsible stewards of the environment.
Finally, the Beef Alliance is a member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Involvement in USRSB gives the Beef Alliance a seat at the table guiding the future of a sustainable U.S. beef cattle industry.