Consumers Want the Meat, Just Not the Animal

Consumers Want the Meat, Just Not the Animal.
Not only is Memorial Day weekend the unofficial beginning of summer, it is one of the biggest weekends for the consumption of meat, most of it being cooked on a grill.
According to U.S. Census Bureau, more than a third of U.S. adults enjoy grilling out.
Grills come in an endless variety of types, sizes, and price ranges.
But very few of the grillers with spatula in hand ever take even a nanosecond to consider how that meat got to their grill.
While we love to have the animals on our plate, many are not crazy about having them as neighbors.
They know beef comes from cows and pork from pigs, and they know farmers raise those animals somewhere.
A recent study, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance, indicates that having a livestock operation in your community, or having a growing livestock industry in your state, is a very desirable thing.
The study showed the economic benefit the industry offers.
Researchers concluded that growing animal industries beyond the current 21,200 animal agriculture operations and nearly $3.7 billion in sales will boost Indiana’s position among the nation’s leaders and expand economic opportunity in the state.

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