meat production

Agri View: Meat Production

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Hogs & Pork

meat production
Everett Griner talks about making meat production more costly in today’s Agri View.

Meat Production

Farmers who produce our food live under constant pressure from environmental groups and animal care organizations to change the way they produce it. It appears obvious that they give little consideration to what it would cost to heed that advice. Sure, there is better ways to produce these animals, but the cost would be considerably higher. And Americans already spend ten percent on their income on food. It will never be less, but, meat consumption is declining. Not that it matters but beef leads the way. Pork and poultry are not far behind. What good would it do to increase the cost of production especially when it is of no concern to eighty-eight percent of the consuming population? And, if they are properly fed, the animals don’t care.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner.