Why Are Cattle Not Fed Their Natural Diet?
This is definitely one of my biggest issues with non pasture reared beef. A while ago I had a great idea in my head to help factory farmed beef lead healthier lives, and ulitmately produce more nutritious meat – I was going to try and get the municipality to sell their grass cuttings to the factory farm for next to nothing. I figured that factory farmed beef, which is produced on what is known as a feedlot (such as Karan Beef and Manjoh Ranch), would really enjoy a chance to eat their natural diet of grass and not corn based meal (with ANIMAL by products sometimes added – insane, since cows are HERBIVORES) and the municipality chucked their grass on the rubbish heap anyway – they would love the chance to get a bit of cash for it. Hell, they might even give it to the farm for free!