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Benefits of Managing Livestock in a Regional Food System

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH — There are a couple of lines of thought about livestock practices that are at odds. I understand central points of each. Some people with plant-based diets suggest eliminating meat altogether will help save the planet. Some people who practice holistic management practices suggest ruminants, especially beef cattle that are raised responsibly, are good for the environment.

Some are right when they say that strictly