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.
The environment is being polluted because of all the manure. First, the idea of what factory farming is going to be addressed. What really is a factory farm? Factory farming is an operation where over 99% of farm animals are raised, so that we can eat meat. Factory farms consist of 500 head of beef cattle, 500 dairy cows, 1,000 hogs (pigs), and 100,000 egg laying chickens.
Today we read an article about factory farming of CAFOs. This is where we get most of the meat we eat. Like cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys etc. I’m going to show you what happens in order for you to get your steak dinner, or your tasty bacon in the morning. CAFOs want as many animals in one space as they can get.
In 2009, approximately 91,000 “cattle” in North Dakota died due to flooding and extreme winter weather.”(MSPCK) The breeders and farmers are trying to put lots of cows in a little space. cows need room to rome and graze. the food that farmers are feeding the animals now a days are corn. cow naturally eat grass and corn isn’t even in there region, corn is hard on a cow's digestive system. At feedlots, cattle are crowded by the thousands into dusty, manure-laden holding pens.
Haflingers are name after the village of Halfling in southern Tirol. A Quarter horse can be used for hearding cattle, roping and late night patroling on the ranch. They are 14.2 to 15.2 hands tall. They can live up to twenty to thirty years of age. A Welsh Cob is used for hunting, round performer, competitive sports and heavy work on the hill farms.
Angus cattle mature quickly, and are a moderate size. Black Angus cattle have the largest number of annual registrations in the United States, making it the most common kind of beef cattle in the US. Red Angus cattle were founded as a breed in 1954. They developed from selecting genetic recessives from black Angus herds. Because they are both different types of Angus cattle, they have the same strengths and weaknesses.
Native American cultivation was mostly dominated by tomatoes, corn and potatoes while Europe mostly had grains and onions. The Native Americans also lacked in domesticated animals to put to use, this was because most of the animals that lived in The Americas lacked certain features that make them domesticateable. The only animal in The Americas that could be domesticated were Lamas. Lamas were mostly used for their wool but could also be used to carry light items across distances, or were slaughtered for their meat. Europe on the other hand had a lot of animals that they could domesticate.
Agriculture has been one of the few foundations America has had from the very beginning. Most importantly farming, cattle in particular. Beef is eaten all over the world, especially in the U.S. let alone. Just in the past year the U.S. consumed 25.5 billion pounds of beef. Clearly beef has a high value.
One act which plays an important role for the welfare of the animal is the “Protection of animals kept for farming proposes act 1984”. This act applies to animals which are kept for the production of food which is the case for beef cattle. It is required under S.I 13 (1984) that an animal has an adequate supply to food and water, correct housing as well as partaking in regular inspections of the animals and equipment used. The availability of water and its quality is extremely important (Fallon et al.). It is vital that that the water is not contaminated.