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This is true for beef for sure, but chicken and pork are extremely efficient to raise. Why? Because those assholes will eat *anything*.
And the water cost.
And the energy required to process, package, and distribute the products.
And the potential damage done by pumping animals in factory farm settings full of antibiotics and hormones so they don't croak before reaching maturity.
I was raised on a dairy farm and know first hand the systemic inefficiencies of animal agriculture - and you can't really do much about if you want to scale your business up.
Of course, none of this applies to Joe Farmer who raises his animals to feed his family and community in a state of homeostasis - that sounds idyllic, although not maximally profitable.
Hell, right now the best thing to invest in from an agriculture standpoint isn't meat or animal products, it's hemp and peas.
Primarily because of pharmaceutical uses for the former and meat substitutes continuing to proliferate on chain restaurant menus.
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