Accession Number : ADA262622


Title :   Beef, Real Food for Real People: An Industrial Analysis of the Beef Industry


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 91-Apr 92


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Struebing, Danny C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262622.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 83


Abstract : The beef cattle industry is a key segment of agribusiness, which includes modern farming, food processing, and the industries that support them. As the largest segment of the food business, the red-meat industry accounted for 18.5% or $66.9 billion of food shipments in 1991. This paper will look at the structure, conduct and performance of the beef cattle industry. The paper also will: evaluate the industry in relation to national security and defense; identify scientific, technological and manufacturing trends affecting the industry; analyze the impact on the industry of our trade policies and international trade and competition; recommend ways to improve the industry; and list issues for future consideration.


Descriptors :   *MARKETING , *FARMS , *LIVESTOCK , MANAGEMENT , MOBILIZATION , COSTS , MEAT , GENETIC ENGINEERING , BIOTECHNOLOGY , AGRICULTURE , FEDERAL LAW , FOOD CONSUMPTION , LABOR UNIONS


Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics
      Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE