Re: water for food -Reply

To all,
	Not sure this will be of all that much help re beef, but soils 
books have always used the numbers 300 to 500 lbs of water to produce 1 
lb of plant tissue dry matter. The numbers used don't seem too out of 
line for the plant species. For beef, you could figure the number of lbs 
of plant material to produce 1 lb of beef plus the water that the animal 
consumed directly and add the two.


				Fred Magdoff 
			Northeast Region SARE Program
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