Thursday, September 23, 2010
September 23, 2010: Sustainable Cattle Farming That's Good for Cows, People, and the Environment
The idyllic vision we may have of cows grazing on open fields under blue skies isn't a very realistic picture of cattle production today. The vast majority of cattle begin and end their lives in large, overcrowded feedlots. Their diet consists of grains, the flesh and bones of other animals, and heavy doses of antibiotics to fend off disease. but what about that idyllic vision - what about cows raised on grass land. What is their life like and what does it mean for us?