I just want to know ,because if so ,our grass fed thinking is much more "saviors of the world" than the vegan idealogy (in the bad way)
just let me realize... soy,corn, or mostly grass hay
For ruminant that are fed grains/soy in their diet (in particular CAFO ruminants). Are the grains/soy that the ruminant consume the same grains/soy that are grown for consumption by humans? Or are there specific strains of grains/soy that are grown solely for the purpose of ruminant consumption?
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on April 16, 2014
at 04:46 PM
No. They are finished on a dry weight mixture of about 15% hay, 60% grains and 25% distillery by products (spent mash from corn ethanol plants).
Whatever's cheapest and fastest to get the 500-600 lbs weight gain needed to go from calf or yearling to slaughter. It takes about 3700 lbs of dry basis feed to do this. The corn they eat is not the same sweet corn that humans eat, but cheap field-dried dent corn.