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In this week’s episode, we talk with Dr. Sara Place, Senior Director of Sustainable Beef Production Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Prior to joining NCBA, she was an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Beef Cattle Systems at Oklahoma State University for four years, with a split research and teaching appointment. She received her Ph.D. in Animal Biology from University of California, Davis, a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University, and an A.A.S. in Agriculture Business from Morrisville State College.

We touch on:

-The background of how beef ends up on our plate

-Grass-fed versus grain-fed beef finishing

-Methane emissions and environmental concerns

-What emissions would be if everyone became a vegan

-Farm and ranch run-off into lakes

-Grass-fed versus grain-fed differences in emissions and environmental concerns

-Concerns on animal welfare and slaughter

-Nutritional profile of beef

-Antibiotic and hormone use in the beef industry

-Pink slime

-And more!

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