I have had several conversations where folks assume that grain-finished cattle have little to no access to grass. That is not the complete truth and many are surprised to learn just how short the period is that those cattle remain in the feedlot. The majority of the animal's life is on pasture. Recently I have … Continue reading Ask A Farmer: What do feedlot cattle eat?
What is a factory farm? What is a CAFO? What is a feedlot? These and numerous other questions are some that I receive on a weekly basis pertaining to cattle production. I have spent most of my life becoming better acquainted with many aspects of cattle production. Over the next several posts, I hope to … Continue reading Ask A Farmer: What is a cattle feedlot?
Thank goodness its Friday! On Fridays I will post a photo from the ranch and discuss the subject. Take a gander and see if you can guess what we are looking at… You may have heard that cattle have a digestive system quite unlike ours. They chew their cud and eat all sorts of raw plant … Continue reading Photo Friday: Cow Candy