Beef Industry Leaders Release National Framework for Beef Sustainability

DanCattle, Industry News Release

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Thursday opened a 60-day public comment period on the group’s Sustainability Framework.

beefThe Sustainability Framework is a set of resources developed to assist ranchers, cattle auction markets, feedyards, packers, processors, and retail and food service organizations in their efforts to continuously improve the sustainability of U.S. beef.

Roundtable chair, Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, says the framework should “serve as an invaluable tool in enhancing U.S. beef sustainability.”

The key areas identified by the group as being important to the sustainability of beef are referred to as High-Priority Indicators. These include: animal health and well-being, efficiency and yield, employee safety and well-being, land resources, water resources, and air and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Public Comment Period will end July first. To learn more about the framework or to submit comments, visit

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.