For Argentina’s Cattle, That Hemmed-In Feeling
Argentina’s vast plains are bigger than Texas, and for more than a century, great herds of cattle roamed and ate to their hearts’ content. That helped build up Argentina’s image as the producer of lean and natural grass-fed beef.
But ever so quietly, Argentina is increasingly fattening its herd in American-style feedlots. Promoters say it’s efficient, but some Argentines wonder if quality isn’t being lost for the sake of quantity.