Beef and Oil - A Bird’s-Eye View of Two of Modern Life’s Most Precious Commodities
Above: Kern River Oil Field, Bakersfield, California—In 2011, the US consumed nearly 19 million barrels of oil per day, which accounted for about 22 percent of the world’s petroleum consumption. 

Beef and Oil - A Bird’s-Eye View of Two of Modern Life’s Most Precious Commodities

Above: Kern River Oil Field, Bakersfield, California—In 2011, the US consumed nearly 19 million barrels of oil per day, which accounted for about 22 percent of the world’s petroleum consumption. 


Beef and Oil - A Bird’s-Eye View of Two of Modern Life’s Most Precious Commodities
Above: Bar G Feeders, Hereford, Texas—Thirty-five percent of farms in the US are devoted to raising cattle for beef, making this type of farm the most common in the country. 

Beef and Oil - A Bird’s-Eye View of Two of Modern Life’s Most Precious Commodities

Above: Bar G Feeders, Hereford, Texas—Thirty-five percent of farms in the US are devoted to raising cattle for beef, making this type of farm the most common in the country.