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Zinc: Beef is the # 1 source of Zinc
Zinc fights off viruses, bacteria, and fungi and is the key to a healthy immune system.
Is essential to cell production, tissue growth and repair - including muscle tissues produces insulin and hormones Plays critical role in cognitive development and functioning.

Iron: Beef is the most readily available source of Iron
Known as the "Brain Nutrient" Iron aids in brain development and deficiencies may affect learning abilities in school - aged children.
Young women with mile iron deficiencies have more trouble thinking and remembering.
Beef contains heme iron, which is more easily absorbed by the body.

Protein: Beef is the # 1 food source of Protein
Builds and repairs body tissue and muscle, especially during growth Fuels activities such as walking, dancing, track, soccer, volleyball, running, etc.
The body needs a constant supply of Protein to repair body cells as they wear out.

B 12: Beef is the # 1 source of vitamin B 12.
B vitamins play a role in alleviating depression.
Lower levels of vitamin B12 may lead to higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Besides B12 and B6, niacin and riboflavin are parts of the B-vitamin family.
Maintain a healthy skin and nervous digestive systems.

The US has a total land area of nearly2.3 billion acres. About 26 percent or 587 million acres, is used for grassland pasture and rangeland.
Much of this rangeland is covered with grass which contains cellulose, indigestible by humans. However, cattle can digest this grass, converting it into beef and dairy products.

In addition to grazing on grass; cattle eat by products of food production, such as fruit pits, potato peel, almond hulls and sugar beet pulp. This greatly reduces the amount of waste that goes into our nations landfills.
We move cattle on our pastures from one area to another to avoid overgrazing in one particular area. Called rotational grazing this system makes it possible for grasses to grow back more quickly which prevents soil erosion.
This practice also ensures that no plant life is lost. 

Cattle aerate the soil with their hooves, which means they loosen the soil when they walk on it. This allows more oxygen to enter the soil, helping grasses and plants grow better. IF soil isn't aerated, it often develops a
hard crust, which decreases the amount of water and nutrients it can absorb.

Grazing helps the natural grasses grow by pressing seed into the soil and provides natural fertilizers in the form of manure for nutrients.

When cattle graze they reduce the length of the grass, just as a human does when he or she mows the lawn. This is very helpful in reducing the spread of wildfires since there is less material to burn.

Cattle fight fires in another way- components from their blood are utilized to manufacture fire retardants used in fire extinguishers.