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(Yahoo)   The bad news for for dairy cattle is that corn feed is scarcer and costlier than ever. The good news is they are being fed cookies, gummy worms, marshmallows, and fruit loops. The best news is it's a great time to be a bovine dentist   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 68
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2012-09-23 08:48:22 PM  

phansen: kidsizedcoffin: If only there were plants that grew in the ground naturally for the cows to eat.

Do you know how much room it takes to grow enough grass to satisfy the 95 million cattle in the U.S.? I don't


One room if it is big enough?
 
2012-09-23 09:08:49 PM  

Canton: sno man: Canton: You know how milk can change flavors depending on what the cows are eating? How sometimes you can just tell they've been eating turnips or something? (It's not pleasant when that happens.) I wonder how artificially-flavored confections will alter the taste of the milk...

/Could be good, could be awful.
//I'm drinking soy milk lately, anyway.

Did you read the shrinkage threads in the last few days?
You know soy milk has estrogen emulators?

/not helping your own cause you are.

Uhhh, what cause? I eat dairy, too, primarily in cheese form. I'm just experimenting with my personal dietary habits a little. Varying my protein intake, you know. Also, I'm a woman, so I'm not sure what sort of shrinkage you mean?


Your gender was not entirely clear in your profile.
The default Fark gender is male.
I'm sorry for that and my blind acceptance of it.

/estrogen and estrogen emulators are kinda hard on males was my point though...
 
2012-09-23 09:23:13 PM  

sno man: Canton: sno man: Canton: You know how milk can change flavors depending on what the cows are eating? How sometimes you can just tell they've been eating turnips or something? (It's not pleasant when that happens.) I wonder how artificially-flavored confections will alter the taste of the milk...

/Could be good, could be awful.
//I'm drinking soy milk lately, anyway.

Did you read the shrinkage threads in the last few days?
You know soy milk has estrogen emulators?

/not helping your own cause you are.

Uhhh, what cause? I eat dairy, too, primarily in cheese form. I'm just experimenting with my personal dietary habits a little. Varying my protein intake, you know. Also, I'm a woman, so I'm not sure what sort of shrinkage you mean?

Your gender was not entirely clear in your profile.
The default Fark gender is male.
I'm sorry for that and my blind acceptance of it.

/estrogen and estrogen emulators are kinda hard on males was my point though...


Ahh, so it isn't. I might eventually get around to revising my meagre profile, but it's nice to know that my writing voice isn't gendered...

/I got your point, though.
//Not worried about vaginal shrinkage.
 
2012-09-23 09:26:55 PM  

Canton: sno man: Canton: sno man: Canton: You know how milk can change flavors depending on what the cows are eating? How sometimes you can just tell they've been eating turnips or something? (It's not pleasant when that happens.) I wonder how artificially-flavored confections will alter the taste of the milk...

/Could be good, could be awful.
//I'm drinking soy milk lately, anyway.

Did you read the shrinkage threads in the last few days?
You know soy milk has estrogen emulators?

/not helping your own cause you are.

Uhhh, what cause? I eat dairy, too, primarily in cheese form. I'm just experimenting with my personal dietary habits a little. Varying my protein intake, you know. Also, I'm a woman, so I'm not sure what sort of shrinkage you mean?

Your gender was not entirely clear in your profile.
The default Fark gender is male.
I'm sorry for that and my blind acceptance of it.

/estrogen and estrogen emulators are kinda hard on males was my point though...

Ahh, so it isn't. I might eventually get around to revising my meagre profile, but it's nice to know that my writing voice isn't gendered...

/I got your point, though.
//Not worried about vaginal shrinkage.


Now there's a topic...
 
2012-09-23 09:57:01 PM  

Alphakronik: Actually, that's the best news, considering that cows stomachs cannot process corn.


They can't process fruit loops either.

Cattle eat grass, which their gut bacteria eat. The cattle digest the bacteria for their energy and growth. Eating grain or junk food causes their guts to become too acidic for the bacteria. So while the cattle can put on pounds while eating garbage, they will become increasingly unhealthy. This is why most beef cattle are only finished on grain, and why pastured dairy cattle produce superior milk.

You get what you pay for.
 
2012-09-23 10:23:46 PM  
Where the hell did "pastured dairy cattle produce superior milk" come from? The milk quality drops when the cows go out in the summer. Lower fat and protien combined with higher incidence of mastitis*. You do get a vlume bump as long as the grass lasts though.

*for my cows ad every other farmer I've talked to about it
 
2012-09-23 11:31:44 PM  
Bonzo_1116

You, Sir, are an idiot. Good day to you......
 
2012-09-24 12:16:11 AM  

FlippityFlap: Bonzo_1116

You, Sir, are an idiot. Good day to you......


What, you got some non-local breast milk off Craigslist?
 
2012-09-24 01:16:15 AM  
Question--how on earth is feeding cattle gummy worms legal in any sense?

Yes, there's actually reasons I ask this. One of the primary ingredients in "gummy candies" including gummy worms, gummy bears, jelly-babies, Swedish fish, jelly-beans, etc. is gelatin (in fact, pretty much all gummies are gelatin + sugar syrup + flavourings in a corn-starch mold--gods knows there's been enough eps of How It's Made, Factory Made, How Do They Do It, and (INSERT SCIENCE CHANNEL MANUFACTURING PROCESS SHOW HERE) showing the manufacturing process--much less Youtube).

Last I checked, there was a general prohibition on feeding animal products or animal-derived products to ruminants (in fact, it's an FDA reg--read it here) that has been in place in one form or another since 1997 due to a risk of transmission of TSEs.

This gets a little problematic with feeding a moo-cow gummy worms because the main ingredient in gummies is gelatin--which is an animal-source protein that is actually made from parts of the critter often regarded as particularly high risk--not just hooves and horns but bones and connective tissues. (Yes, I am aware that vegan "gelatin" sourced from guar gum and konjac gum exists, and I'm also aware of kosher alternatives to artiodactyl-sourced gelatins such as the fish-based gelatin used in Elyon marshmallows, but by far these are the minority--and I'm actually not aware of anyone doing vegan gummies on any level.)

I just Cannot See how it's legal to feed cattle gummy worms. If things are that bad, slaughter the poor things because you aren't in an area that can support cattle at that time--try something more sustainable like goats or llamas, seriously. Cattle take a lot of feed and land and I'd rather not risk that someone risk contamination of the food supply because they wanted to cut corners by feeding Bessie some jelly-babies (dressing Bessie up as the Fourth Doctor being completely optional and more than a bit weird, kind of reverse furry if you ask me).
 
2012-09-24 02:21:13 AM  
Your cow wants oil of cloves?
 
2012-09-24 04:35:24 AM  
s10.postimage.org
 
2012-09-24 05:07:27 AM  
"The amazing thing about a ruminant, a cow, you can take those type of ingredients and turn them into food methane which will warm the planet and cause more drought."

Ah well. Time to eat moar chikan.
 
2012-09-24 05:32:30 AM  
Hemp:

Would hemp grow in drought conditions?

I wonder if cows could eat hemp?
 
2012-09-24 06:09:33 AM  

PsychoLaurie: Hemp:

Would hemp grow in drought conditions?

I wonder if cows could eat hemp?


A friend of mine was doing a grow out in the boonies. He said his heart almost broke one time when he came up on one of his patches and a cow was in the process of eating some buds.
 
2012-09-24 07:20:52 AM  

andyofne: SuburbanCowboy: kidsizedcoffin: If only there were plants that grew in the ground naturally for the cows to eat.
THIS!
What a bunch of idiots. Letting your cows graze on grass makes for healthy cows and tastier healthier meat. Go back to nature you fools. Stop feeding corn to your cows, and you'll avoid tons of problems and costs. You won't have to waste money to pump them with medicine just to keep them alive.

Maybe they don't have grass to feed them... you know, because of the drought?


It's more likely that they don't own pasture. And the cattle are on a feed lot, this permits a faster turn around. This is done by using corn and soybeans for a major part of the food source, its mixed with antibiotics and other crap like animal protein. This effectively turns the herbivore into an omnivore and is one of the reason behind bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

sustainable
Cattle_feeding
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
upload.wikimedia.org
/grandpa raised cattle
//pasture raised cattle
///4 five gallon buckets of corn a day for forty head
 
2012-09-24 12:40:13 PM  
Just wanted to point out that Mad cow is caused by species eating their own species. Not just cows eating meat or something. Humans eating other humans has the chance to contract this same disease. Learn how to disease works if you are curious.


This is the same reason why human milk will never be for sale. If you are going to be drinking milk from the same species it needs to be genetically the same, such as your mothers, or you will run the very low risk of this prion disease.

Human breast milk market will not go far. Who wants to drink that milk? Maybe if the woman were on organic diets but that just WONT happen. Or at least STRICT diets. You can be sure that breast milk will be loaded with mcdonalds and taco bell.
 
2012-09-24 08:16:29 PM  

c4rr0tc4k3: Human breast milk market will not go far. Who wants to drink that milk? Maybe if the woman were on organic diets but that just WONT happen. Or at least STRICT diets. You can be sure that breast milk will be loaded with mcdonalds and taco bell.


I could see the Chinese doing it as part of the whole dormitory kept worker system they have going on over there. Milking time after your shift is up.
 
2012-09-24 10:24:26 PM  
Good. Now they'll get obese and we'll get more cow meat!!
 
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