A cattle feeder shares a behind-the-scenes look of his interview with a New York Times reporter and why he risked being misrepresented in order to give accurate information about responsible antibiotic use in animal agriculture.
What will calves and feeder cattle fetch five years from now? Ten years? That depends on a lot of things, but two different outlooks took all the factors into consideration and came up with very different conclusions.
Previous studies suggested similar cattle fed to comparable back fat will finish with similar marbling, but it’s becoming clear that diet prior to finishing can make a difference in marbling, even when fed to the same back fat level.