How old is a cow killed to produce meat?

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Referencing the book The Omnivore's Dilemma: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, cow's raised on CAFO's (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) are typically slaughtered between 14 and 16 months because they're fed a soy protein/corn mix diet that fattens them rapidly. Cow's raised on smaller farms can have a life of anywhere from 2-5 years.
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