Plant-Based Meats Investment

By 2030, the plant-based meats industry aspires to capture 6% of the global meat and seafood market. This represents 25 million metric tons (MMT) of annual plant-based meat production. However, in recent years consumer demand for plant-based meat has outpaced the industry’s supply capabilities. Similarly, there appears to be a looming potential for global supply…

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Cell Based Meat

“Cell-based meat” refers to meat that is grown directly from cells instead of meat that is harvested from an animal body. There is a broad array of companies in the cell-based meat space. Commercially successful cell-based meat operations will require many readily available cell lines for the different consumed species of mammals, birds, and fish.…

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Livestock Grazing and Land Management Experts

Livestock grazing is an important tool in effective, sustainable range management.  In days gone by, people that owned cows and raised calves tended to think of themselves purely as beef producers. In the more modern cattle industry, we understand the use of herds as grass farmers, with cows being the vehicle to harvest forage and…

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Sustainable Livestock Production

As any rancher in today’s world knows, sustainable livestock production is the ticket to the best markets. Large buyer companies are demanding sustainable livestock production supporting the food at the store, because today’s consumers are demanding it from them.  A few examples of sustainable livestock production would be recycling products on the ranch, maintaining native…

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Feed Ingredient Evaluation for Livestock Producers

Livestock feed evaluation? Livestock producers are constantly in search of ways to improve the economics of their operations.  One effective way of realizing improved economics is to incorporate new ingredients into the feeding operation.  In this venture, producers must be careful to make certain they are familiar with the new ingredient and fully aware of…

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Nutritionist in Ethanol Production

What is the role of a nutritionist in ethanol production? Is a trained consulting nutritionist valuable to those producing ethanol? Let’s ask the more basic questions first.  When producing biofuels, does one concurrently produce “co-products” or “by-products”?  To the untrained, the difference might seem only a matter of semantics.  To the experts, however, the reality…

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Feed Co-Product Nutritional Value

What is my feed co-product worth?  In order to maximize revenue from this important product, every producer of feed co-products should constantly ask this question.  The answer may seem simple; but the determination is not.  The monetary value of any feeds can be determined from 3 basic Nutrition questions:  (1) What is the nutrient profile?, …

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Feed Co-Product Quality Measurement

We’re making Bio-Products – Ethanol, Bio-Diesel, and others.  We must meet minimum quality standards in order to sell these primary products.  That’s where we focus our attention – and we should!  If a tank of Ethanol does not meet spec, then we’ve got a big problem. As for the By-Products, most of us take the…

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