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Grass-Fed Beef Growing Pains
Mon Sep 2, 2013 05:45 PM CDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (DTN) -- A grass-fed beef ranch manager from Maui, Hawaii, swapped grazing techniques with a ranching couple from northeastern Kansas. Across the room, a central Nebraska rancher who still finishes most of his cattle on grain explained how hard it is to sell grass-fed beef in the Cornhusker state, while a Mississippi producer explained he can hardly meet the demand for beef fed only non-biotech crops.

The diversity and tensions within the small, but wide-ranging, grass-fed beef industry were on display in Bismarck, N.D., last week as nearly 400 ranchers, breeders, academics, ...

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