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USDA Remote Beef-Grading Pilot Uses Smartphones To Assess Quality

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USDA Remote Beef-Grading Pilot Uses Smartphones To Assess Quality

USDA remote beef-grading pilot uses smartphones to assess quality The new program reduces costs and location barriers for small, independent processors and ranchers. Published Jan. 26, 2024 By  Nathan Owens, Reporter The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun a pilot program that allows processors in rural areas to grade beef remotely, a cost-effective approach that can help small packers reach new markets. In the program, trained plant employees can capture images of live animal and beef carcasses using their smartphones. The photos are then submitted to a website so USDA graders can review and assess remotely. The results are given within...

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The Green Campaign To Reduce Cattle Numbers Through Regulatory Action

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The Green Campaign To Reduce Cattle Numbers Through Regulatory Action

ByNorman Leahy December 13, 2023 It's no secret that some green activists have a profound dislike for gasses and products of varying types and want governments to ban their use (natural gas-powered appliances being a prime example). But the most ardent green campaigners also have a thing against cows. Cattle, you see, are prodigious produces of methane gas – a potent greenhouse gas. As such these same campaigners are out to do whatever is necessary to cut down on the number of cattle as a way to cut methane emissions. But banning cattle is tough. Instead, they are looking at what...

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