What’s the least expensive way to breed cows? It might not be what you think
Until recent years, notwithstanding opportunity for genetic improvement, breeding cows via natural service was often the least expensive choice. That’s changed, says Cliff Lamb, assistant director of the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC).
How Much Meat Should You Expect from a Beef Animal Purchase?
University of Tennessee
As interest in local farm-to-table food increases, many consumers are interested in purchasing a locally raised beef animal to accompany their locally sourced vegetables and fruits.
Based on three decades of research on how animals choose what to eat, we now know that palatability isn’t determined by taste. Instead, we’ve learned that nutrients and toxins, in combination with an animals physical requirements make something taste good or bad.