Around the dinner table and in many restaurants, beef is being consumed on a daily basis. Much of the consumption of meat is dependent on the supply and quality that the farmers in the beef industry supply. There are many different breeds of beef cows that are raised and bred with the purpose of providing meat for the consumer. Angus beef, one of the oldest breeds of beef cattle, has a unique history and it is primarily bred and raised for its tender marbleized meat. The Angus cattle had an interesting way of originating.
When the colonists first arrived in America that brought livestock such as pigs, cows, sheep, and horses, which were not native to America, which caused problems for the Native Americans. The colonist’s success in the colonies depend on their livestock thriving, because the livestock provided them with meat as well as dairy. The main conflict between the Native Americans and colonists involving the livestock stemmed from their overall cultural differences. The Native Americans respected animals and nature while the colonists on regarded animals as food. This began to create a problem for Phillip, because he became torn between his Native American ideals and customs and adapting to the colonists’ ideals and customs.
Brahman Beef Cattle The Brahman cattle are one of the first breeds of beef cattle developed in United States. Many know this cattle from their large hump on there necks. These Brahman originated from the Bos Indicus cattle, which are from India. This is where the Brahman adapted to harsh conditions, and developed their hardy traits, as well as their humps. The hump, located on their shoulders and neck, is made up of excess muscular tissue, which covers the processes.
With her innovations and ideas, she has changed the agricultural world as we know it. Dr. Grandin has personally changed my life. According to www.grandin.com/temple.html Temple Grandin has influenced meat production and processing and has created a scoring system which is being used by many large corporations today. The system is supposed to help and improve animal welfare. This affects me because, as food is processed, it affects the taste of the meat.
This greatly increased the speed of food production there, which left more time for more people to work on developing their civilization. This is why they have developed faster than anyone else. Meanwhile, in Papua New Guinea, the only domesticable animal they have access to are pigs, due to their climate. And the only thing pigs can provide them with is meat. They have to transport everything and plow the fields themselves.
As the animal rights movement nobly fights to improve the conditions of these living creatures, daily human activities and the moral values of some prolong the acceptance of animal equality. Although people irrefutably need sustenance to survive, humans have developed an unbalanced reliance on creatures like cows and chickens as their main food source. “In the United States, about 35 million cows, 115 million pigs, and 9 trillion birds are killed for food each year” (Vegetarianism). This constant demand for meat illustrates the endless cycle of breeding animals and then slaughtering them. However, many first-world countries hold a surplus of provisions that supplies more than enough to feed their people, making the use of livestock pointless.
Although slaves were given the undesirable cuts of meat, such as pig feet, tails, intestines, chicken livers, and necks they were creative and resourceful, turning these foods into delicious dishes. Even though economic influenced the foods that slaves ate, my family still follows the tradition of soul food created by our ancestors. Food just like, art, music, and literature is an authentic expression of a person’s culture (Bower, 2007, p. 46). Throughout the history of African Americans, soul food has provided more than a physical substenance, it has served as a vehicle to preserve blacks African heritage. Slaves had a tradition of eating a lot of cooked greens, slave master rejected turnip greens because they only wanted the turnip (Bower, 2007, p. 48).
DNA to Dinner Plate Cattle Management Jennifer Archibald for Progressive Cattleman On a shaky foundation, volatility in the cattle market has made it difficult if not impossible for cattle producers to forecast profits or to use the trembling futures market for any sort of price protection this year. In order to squeeze margins and remain profitable requires skilled management, peak efficiency and innovation. Innovation, distinguishes a leader from a follower and Steve Scholz, of Lincoln County Feed Yard in Stapleton, Nebraska, is taking advantage of emerging technologies with the expansion of his feed yard to protect himself and his clients against market forces with the installation of the Cattle Classification and Sorting System from Performance Cattle Company.
Therefore the southern ranchers moved their cattle towards larger markets in the North. In 1867 Joseph McCoy allowed ranchers in the South to expand their markets by helping transport their cattle to Chicago. By building stockyards, a hotel, bank, and office in Abilene, Kansas, McCoy made the long drives more profitable for the ranchers and cowboys. This was the creation of the first cow towns. Abilene was used as a compromise between the ranchers and the settlers because of the conflict with the settlers.
At one point in your life, have you ever thought to yourself how was the meat on your plate produced, and why is it so cheap? Billions of farm animals are consumed every year in the U.S. at cheap costs and endure in conditions that buyers wouldn’t acknowledge. A large portion of our meats originate from meat industries that produce, abuse, and process meat for the public from farms that abuse animals unless the animal was raised organically. The meats that are produced are a necessity for a us omnivores because we eat meat on a daily basis as a source for protein and fat, unless you are vegetarian, or vegan. Now since it’s a necessity for us living beings, is cruelty in animal agriculture worth the outcome for better for our economy?