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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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How do they kill cows in the meat facotry?

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How are cows killed?

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What is the right age for a cow to produce good meat?

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What meat is from a cow?


Who kills cows?

Humans do. Folks who work in the slaughter house put them in a chute, put a cap bolt to the animal's head, then hoist it up by the back feet and bleed it out by the jugular. I

Can cows kill you?

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What is the place called that kills cows for meat?

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What meat comes from fourteen weeks to one year old cows?

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What happens if a cow eats cow meat?

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Is bull meat and cow meat the same?

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Why is the meat from cows are more costly to produce than carbohydrates in potatoes?

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What is to old for a cow to be cut for meat?

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What is meat from a old cow called?

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