How are greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measured?
Tyson Foods, Inc. developed the first-of-its-kind model to collect, evaluate and estimate GHG emissions data for each head of cattle from pasture to production.
To do this, we use data collected and verified through third-party auditors, farm management data from feed producers and operational information provided by our suppliers.
With this information we can estimate emissions and reductions with a reasonable degree of certainty resulting from practice changes at every step of production.
How do you measure all the different types of emissions?
There are three primary contributors from the agricultural industry to GHG emissions: carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.
To compare them, we worked with technical experts and researchers to develop an accounting framework and model for evaluation and reduction of GHG emissions from pasture to production — a calculation that converts all gases to the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide.
Here are the stages where GHG emissions are analyzed: (1) feed cultivation & processing, (2) cow/calf operations, (3) stocker/backgrounder, (4) finishing (feedlots), (5) processing facilities, (6) packaging.
What restorative and regenerative farming methods are used?
Farmers use a variety of farming methods depending on their unique geographic location and circumstances. Examples of restorative and regenerative farming include: Rotational grazing, silvopasture/tree management and waterway/riparian management. These tactics are believed to enrich soil and may help it absorb more carbon and retain more water. This also promotes healthy grasslands, leading to greater biodiversity.
How does ™ Beef verify sustainable agricultural practices?
Our cattle are only sourced from approved suppliers. Producers are required to be BeefCARE™ certified and feedlots must be Progressive Beef™ certified. Suppliers must also undergo routine audits, which include verification of program enrollment, data collection, and adoption of climate-friendly agricultural practices.
What kind of packaging does this product use?
We source our packaging, a plant-based fiber tray option, from Footprint©, to supply a plant-based fiber tray option. These trays are made from plant-based fiber and post-industrial, pre-consumer recycled content, these trays eliminate plastic components and use more sustainable production practices compared to foam trays.
Is Beef all-natural?
Yes. Our beef is minimally processed and no artificial ingredients have been added.
Is this organic or grass-fed?
No. However, Brazen cattle are grass-fed and grain-finished, spending approximately 12-14 months grazing on pastures before moving to rations formulated by animal nutritionists and veterinarians.
What is the quality grade?
Are cattle given antibiotics?
Like all beef available in the U.S., additional precautions are also taken at both the feedyard and the processing plant to ensure no antibiotics enter the meat you consume, ever.