Two Very Different Ways to Fatten Beef Cattle

Two Very Different Ways to Fatten Beef Cattle

Barry Estabrook

The Atlantic

The first is of the Harris Ranch Beef Company feedlot along Interstate 5, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. There, up to 100,000 cattle at a time are crowded on top of their own excrement into one square mile of what can be euphemistically called mud (winter) or dust (summer).

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