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Environmental Management
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Dec 30, 2013 09:52 AM CST

Deseret Cattle & Citrus runs the largest cow herd in the nation -- 44,000 cows and 1,400 bulls producing 33,000 calves a year weaned at an average 510 pounds. Owned by a related entity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is a 60-year-old commercial operation in central Florida ranging over 295,000 acres. Deseret is known well for its production of high-quality calves.

It also is a showcase for environmental management. The ranch has been recognized for its work in Florida and was awarded a regional Environmental Stewardship Award in 2010. The award is overseen by the ...

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