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  •  Going to have to bookmark and read in am. (8+ / 0-)

    Just read the folks in Wyoming were getting ready to sell 160 yr old cows.  My brain kinda said, cows don't live to 160, need some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 12:39:36 AM PDT

    •  Heh. (3+ / 0-)
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      I read it that way also. Would re-write to: "160 head of 1-year-old steers."

      This better be good. Because it is not going away.

      by DerAmi on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 01:45:59 AM PDT

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      •  special "aged-on-the-hoof" beef (2+ / 0-)
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        that's the New York Times, too. hmmm ... get me rewrite!

        An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

        by mightymouse on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 05:16:41 AM PDT

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        •  IANAC (I am not a cowboy) (1+ / 0-)
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          but I believe it is a calf until it's one year old (a "year-old").  For beef, you want an animal a bit older - they haven't put on enough muscle (meat) and fat (flavor) to be worth eating until hey're at least 18 months old.

          The point being madeby NYT may be that he animals are young to be sold off - - someone else will have to keep raising and feeding them until they're ready for slaughter.  The sellers are probably not getting naything price-wise.  Or maybe they'll become McD's "meat" - distinctly low in taste, imo.  It would fit their business model.

          Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

          by tom 47 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 02:47:13 PM PDT

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