Just like people, cows need a complete and balanced diet.
People get their balanced diet by eating a variety of foods with different vitamins and minerals. If you eat steak, your body gets nutrients like vitamin B12, zinc, iron and selenium, just to name a few. If you have a kale salad with your steak, your body enjoys vitamin K and vitamin A.
You already know that — but how do cows get all of the vitamins and minerals they need to be healthy?
What do cows eat so that they get a complete and balanced diet?
Grass – but the answer isn’t really that simple.
Grass is surprisingly complex.
When most people look at grass, they say it looks good if it’s green and mowed.
When a Farmer looks at grass, they see nutrition. They know that to get the best meat, you have to have good grass. In fact, grass is so important that college classes are devoted to teaching farmers how to manage it and keep it as healthy as possible.[Read more…]