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Is This a Good Trend?

Touch the Soil News #885 (Feature photo – This Western U.S. feedlot contains over 100,000 animals. To promote growth and stop disease the routine use of hormones and antibiotics is common.) Restaurants and grocery stores are faced with adapting to much larger cows when it comes to cutting them up for steaks and other cuts. There is a lot more work for meat cutters. The USDA has reported that in 1975, the average weight of a cow was 996 lbs. In 2016, the average weight of a cow was 1,363 lbs. – a gain of 367 lbs. – around 9 lbs. a year. The reason for the gain includes advances…

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