Water usages in the livestock industry include:
- Washing of animals, machinery, and products
- Watering of pasture
- Additional water usage in milk production
This all adds up to 1,799 gallons of water for every pound of beef produced
Whereas water used for crops is more directly useful
Soybeans vs. Beef
- Soybeans use 21 times less water but contain pound for pound more protein than beef.