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If cows aren't supposed to eat meat products, then why would farms feed them meat products? Especially if a healthy ... to be healthy and so they are fed things they aren't meant to eat? This smells like a new conspiracy!

Do you honestly* think feedlot cattle producers *care* about healthy cattle, or producing meat that's healthy to consume? They care about *pounds. More pounds on the hoof equals more money.
Sherry
If cows aren't supposed to eat meat products, then why would farms feed them meat products?

Because garbage is cheap.

I said meat products, not garbage.
Especially if a healthy cow would be a desirable way to make money?

They figure their customers are too stupid to know the difference. In some cases, of course, they're right.

Sorry, your answers just don't add up. Based on your answers, it seems that you don't have much knowledge of the meat industry?
Sherry, don't you think that cattle producers care about their product (could mean more profit)? I read in a newstory elsewhere that it is a common practice to feed meat to cattle from other animals because it fattens them up. Apparently, (according to the story) there is nothing wrong w/ that? Again, it would be interesting to hear from people w/ actual experience in this industry. I do have a friend that I haven't talked to in a few months that grew up on a dairy farm I'll have to see what she says.
If cows aren't supposed to eat meat products, then why ... aren't meant to eat? This smells like a new conspiracy!

Do you honestly* think feedlot cattle producers *care* about healthy cattle, or producing meat that's healthy to consume? They care about *pounds. More pounds on the hoof equals more money. Sherry

Yes, to back you up - and as I've posted recently - only since 1997 has cattle and sheep protein been banned from cattle feed. And it was only banned because of MCD, not because they decided it wasn't suitable for a ruminant to eat animal protein. it's still allowed in poultry and pig feed, though...
Spray liver? The downside to living in the boondocks is crappy shopping. Is that stuff available online anywhere?

Try your local feed store. I know the one I go to out here in the OR boonies has ... just the can. The dogs loved it, and directly squirting it into their mouths was a big hit around here!

We don't have it at the big chains that usually have every kong item known to man, but we do have it at the Mom and Pop place that I like to go to. At first, they only had liver and with a kong. Now they have another flavor and you can buy cans without kongs for those who are suffering the addiction but already have crack pipes and/or dirty needles.

Paula
"How Assur's gonads became a letter of the Roman alphabet 8000 years after he lived is too long a story to tell it all here." (www.resurrectisis.org/B1WebPage.htm)
Well, DUH! That's why the aerosol can idea is so great. I don't want to actually touch any liver! Also, confining the smell is a good thing.
Paula
No smell, no smudges, no vomit
Well, DUH! That's why the aerosol can idea is so great. I don't want to actually touch any liver! Also, confining the smell is a good thing.

The liver smell will come back out of the dog, through one orifice or another. Count on it.
Lee
Well, DUH! That's why the aerosol can idea is so ... any liver! Also, confining the smell is a good thing.

The liver smell will come back out of the dog, through one orifice or another. Count on it.

Still better to put it in the dog in small amounts than large. I can get all kinds of stuff out of my dogs for a small squirt, so maybe I have not crossed the threshhold where it is noticeable on breath or other air.

Paula
"LIE FACE DOWN ON THE GROUND AND RUN AWAY! You can DO it!" Beable van Polasm
Sherry, don't you think that cattle producers care about their product (could mean more profit)? I read in a newstory elsewhere that it is a common practice to feed meat to cattle from other animals because it fattens them up.[/nq]Yes, it's common practice because it's a cheap additive to the feed. This is just my opinion, but I don't think the big feedlot producers care about anything except the dollars. And the feed mills are right behind them, putting all kinds of chemicals and drugs and additives in the feed to help put those pounds on. Putting more pounds on the animal at the highest profit is the name of the game, not necessarily what's good for the animal or good for the person who consumes the meat.

Cattle are herbivores. Feeding them meat products is a practice designed for the good of the seller, not the consumer or the animal. I'd be interested in hearing what your dairy farm friend says. The family farm - type operations are a different ball game altogether, IMO. The cattle are usually treated much better altogether, and although they still are fed the same feed, at least it's supplemented by hay or pasture grazing. Cattle will eat anything, BTW.

If you don't take the feed sack away from them, they'll eat that too.
On the other hand, there are cattle ranchers who don't supplement feed at all during the winter, and they justify the normal winter weight loss (pounds=dollars, remember) by the money they've saved on feed. Cattle are really dumb creatures, but even cows deserve a better shake than some of them get, IMO.
Sherry
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