Beef industry leaders release national framework for sustainability

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Thursday opened a 60-day public comment period on the group’s Sustainability Framework.

The Sustainability Framework is a set of resources developed to assist ranchers, cattle auction markets, feedyards, packers, processors, and retail and food service organizations in their efforts to continuously improve the sustainability of U.S. beef.

The key areas identified by the group as being important to the sustainability of beef are referred to as High-Priority Indicators. These include: animal health and well-being, efficiency and yield, employee safety and well-being, land resources, water resources, and air and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Public Comment Period will end July first. To learn more about the framework or to submit comments, visit

LMA has participated in the roundtable and a summary of the auction sector sustainability framework will be reviewed during the Membership & Services Update Session at Annual Convention to support in gathering public comments from LMA membership prior to the July 1 deadline.  

Source: Ag Net West