What do cows eat to be FATTEN them up?
I remember a Comedian on Netflix said:
Cows are fed CORN and Potatoes to " FATTEN " them up
so why would you eat corn and potatoes?
Do you want to LOOK big like a cow?
Eat a salad!
What do beef cattle eat?
The ingredients that go into livestock feed are called feedstuffs.
The feedstuffs cattle consume consist of:
Roughages are coarse, indigestible ingredients that provide bulk to the diet and promote normal bowel functions.
In the human diet, foods like lettuce and grains provide the roughage we need to stay healthy.
In the beef cattle diet, common roughages include hay, silage and grass. Silage is a crop that has been preserved in a moist, succulent condition by partial fermentation in a tight container (silo) above or below ground. The majority of the food cattle eat comes from this type of feedstuffs.
Roughages are mainly filler in the cattle’s diet. They are high in fiber but relatively low in energy.
Grains are high in energy but low in fiber.
Common "grains" fed to cattle are
Milo, Milo is a drought-resistant type of grain.
Much less grain is needed in the cattle’s diet than roughage is. This is because grains fill cattle energy needs more than it fills their stomachs.
Sharon's question: What do cows eat to be FATTEN them up?
Cattle are fed more grain the older they get.
They gain weight faster when they are on higher amounts of grain.
This is how cattle are finished off before they go to market.
Oilseeds are very important in the cattle’s diet. They perform many functions such as providing energy, proteins and some fiber to the cattle’s diet. Some examples of oilseeds are soybeans and canola meal.
Many co-products used for cattle feed are leftover ingredients from food production for humans.
Some common co-products fed to cattle include distiller’s grains, sweet corn cannery waste, bakery waste, grain screenings and apple pomace. Some of these products, such as grain screenings, are used as fillers. Others of these products, such as corn products, are very sweet and should be fed at a minimum.
Cattle have a very diverse diet. Cattle eat a variety of feeds that provide them with different nutrients.
Learn more about what animals eat
Learn more about beef cattle nutrition
I changed my food intake to eating THIS:
Fresh RAW broccoli and LITE Ranch dressing
Note: I consume 90% whole foods as a lifestyle now effective 06/27/19
I also know that ranch dressing has buttermilk in it... an animal product = 2 gm sugar
BUT Ranch also has LESS sugar than Catalina dressing that I love = with 8 gm sugar :-(
Serving size for BOTH dressings = 2 tablespoons
Comparing BOTH Dressings 2 tablespoons (Catalina by Kraft and Lite Ranch by Wishbone)
90 calories Catalina Kraft ........... compared to 70 calories in LITE Ranch Wishbone
06 fats, 1 saturated fat Catalina... compared to 05 fats, 1 saturated fat
00 cholesterol in Catalina ............ compared to less than 05 mg cholesterol in Ranch
340 sodium in Catalina ................ compared to 290 sodium in Lite Ranch
09 carbs in Catalina ..................... compared to 04 carbs in Lite Ranch
08 sugars in Catalina ................... compared to 02 sugars in Lite Ranch
00 protein in Catalina ................... compared to 00 protein in Lite Ranch
.................... I wonder: how can there be NO protein in buttermilk? maybe it has very Little buttermilk?
LITE Ranch is the WINNER with Broccoli