November 20, 2009

Time to start buying Organic Beef

Or at least know where it comes from. From Farm and Dairy:
Opportunities exist for beef, dairy producers to utilize damaged corn
The moldy corn that is coming out of some Indiana fields presents challenges to growers and livestock producers, but cattlemen may be able to take advantage of this unfortunate opportunity, according Purdue University beef and dairy specialists.

The rumen is an organ that allows beef and dairy cattle to detoxify anything they might eat, said Ron Lemenager, Purdue Extension beef management specialist.

Be cautious

However, he said growers should be cautious because the rumen does have its limitations.

�The concern that I have, as a nutritionist, in feeding moldy corn is for the replacement heifer,� Lemenager said. �It�s in those diets that we feed a little more corn to help them reach the target 65 percent of mature weight by the time they enter the breeding season next year.

�We know the toxin zearalenone has the potential to cause negative effects on conception rates and fertility in these breeding females.�
Grass fed from a local producer please... Posted by DaveH at November 20, 2009 8:25 PM

There are a ton of reason to avoid corn fed beef. This is but one of them.

Ever seen King Corn? It only scratches the surface... it doesnt hit the health issues. For that I'd recommend watching Fat Head, as Tom Naughton is an awesome bundle of low-carb capitalist funnyguy.

Posted by: spork at November 21, 2009 4:18 PM
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