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daylan b Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #62
63. Now you're just grasping at straws
Edited on Wed Apr-21-10 10:47 PM by daylan b
Nothing you have said holds water.

Since you're such an expert on feeding cattle, please explain to me why we background to about 800-900lbs instead of feeding corn at that time.

I highly suggest that if you are actually intersted in the subject on more than a "I'm going to pretend to know what the fuck I'm talking about and act arrogant so as to hide my ignorance on the subject" way, that you buy some text books that actually discuss the anatomy and management of cattle in a non-propoganda manner. I've got a few right behind me as I type this. Want suggestions or do you prefer to stick to books with an agenda?
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  -Watch "Food Inc" on PBS tonight at 9 PM Truth2Tell  Apr-21-10 04:18 PM   #0 
  - Don't be chicken- watch it!  Dr Fate   Apr-21-10 04:23 PM   #1 
  - great film! nt  unpossibles   Apr-21-10 04:26 PM   #2 
  - My PBS listing shows it as "P.O.V."  Qutzupalotl   Apr-21-10 04:32 PM   #3 
  - Same thing - we had to check the guide  malaise   Apr-21-10 09:00 PM   #22 
  - will do boss  Champion Jack   Apr-21-10 04:35 PM   #4 
  - I highly recommend, this is an excellent film! n/t  Jefferson23   Apr-21-10 04:37 PM   #5 
  - I set the DVR. Thanks. n/t  MrsBrady   Apr-21-10 05:02 PM   #6 
  - Sure will . It is preceded(here in Boston) by a new production on.  virgogal   Apr-21-10 05:13 PM   #7 
  - I'll be watching the Mavericks tonight  Truth2Tell   Apr-21-10 05:22 PM   #8 
  - And good luck to The Mavs.  virgogal   Apr-21-10 06:23 PM   #11 
  - This has been an excellent program (companion dogs). Thanks for giving me the heads up on it. n/t  Subdivisions   Apr-21-10 07:51 PM   #16 
     - You're welcome.  virgogal   Apr-21-10 08:42 PM   #19 
  - Fairly accurate documentary but two things...  daylan b   Apr-21-10 05:24 PM   #9 
  - You might want to do your own research on the pollution costs of industrial meat production. nt  glitch   Apr-21-10 06:50 PM   #12 
  - You might want to think twice before making such an assumption about a person.  daylan b   Apr-21-10 06:56 PM   #13 
     - In what manner do you suppose that Polyface Farms handles their poultry?  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 09:20 PM   #26 
        - Huh? What about what I've said makes you think I don't know.  daylan b   Apr-21-10 09:33 PM   #37 
           - First of all the nation does not need as much poultry as we currently consume.  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 09:55 PM   #48 
              - And where does Food Inc. suggest eating less meat?  daylan b   Apr-21-10 09:59 PM   #50 
                 - The FDA suggests eating less meat. I never claimed that Food Inc suggests this.  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 10:08 PM   #51 
                    - Oh, so you just took what I said completely out of context in order  daylan b   Apr-21-10 10:12 PM   #53 
  - My neighbor has a dog that loves to eat cat shit  NNN0LHI   Apr-21-10 07:47 PM   #14 
  - Obviously with that reply you have a ton of experience working around cattle.  daylan b   Apr-21-10 07:49 PM   #15 
  - I hope you are not thinking of going into the teaching profession...  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 09:33 PM   #36 
     - lol at internet know it alls  daylan b   Apr-21-10 09:38 PM   #38 
        - And a copy is often colloquially referred to as a xerox. This thread needs more cattle bell.  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 10:21 PM   #56 
           - AND THEY DON'T SUBSIST ON CORN LONG TERM  daylan b   Apr-21-10 10:25 PM   #58 
              - They are fed corn for 90-120 days because their system cannot survive much longer than that.  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 10:29 PM   #60 
                 - No, actually they are fed that because packers don't want carcasses over a certain weight.  daylan b   Apr-21-10 10:32 PM   #61 
                    - Hahahaha!!!!!  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 10:47 PM   #64 
                       - No, yield grade is based on fat vs hot carcass weight.  daylan b   Apr-21-10 10:51 PM   #65 
                          - I know what yield grades are and when the COW industry figures out how to...  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 11:00 PM   #68 
                             - No, the trend since 1990 has been to downsize cattle...sorry...cows  daylan b   Apr-21-10 11:05 PM   #69 
                             - So you've switched from 900lb carcasses to 700-800lb carcassess in just a few short posts?  Luminous Animal   Apr-22-10 01:10 AM   #77 
                                - Honey, seriously, try to keep up, this is really getting old.  daylan b   Apr-22-10 09:00 AM   #80 
                                - Things you have shown you do not know...  daylan b   Apr-22-10 09:23 AM   #81 
                             - And if you know what yield grades are...  daylan b   Apr-21-10 11:14 PM   #73 
  - LOL  Kolesar   Apr-21-10 09:27 PM   #30 
  - Little boy blue, come blow your horn, the sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn  uppityperson   Apr-21-10 08:48 PM   #21 
  - A cow CAN eat corn but a cow cannot thrive on corn.  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 09:18 PM   #24 
  - Comparing "a" factory farm vs "a" sustainable farm's energy consumption  daylan b   Apr-21-10 09:32 PM   #34 
     - Yes, a cow cannot be fed long term because it will get sick .  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 09:43 PM   #44 
        - YOU DON'T FEED A COW CORN  daylan b   Apr-21-10 09:44 PM   #45 
           - NO, YOU FEED CATTLE CORN. MORE CATTLE BELL! MORE CATTLE BELL!  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 10:23 PM   #57 
              - Schnookems  daylan b   Apr-21-10 10:27 PM   #59 
                 - Maybe someday, your two year old will teach you about a cow's anatomy  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 10:36 PM   #62 
                    - Now you're just grasping at straws  daylan b   Apr-21-10 10:41 PM   #63 
                       - You've added nothing more to this discussion than soundbites from a CAFO press release.  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 10:52 PM   #66 
                          - Nothing more?  daylan b   Apr-21-10 10:54 PM   #67 
                             - I pity the fool that pities me.  Luminous Animal   Apr-21-10 11:08 PM   #70 
                                - Propoganda?  daylan b   Apr-21-10 11:11 PM   #72 
  - Or, maybe...  flvegan   Apr-21-10 09:32 PM   #35 
     - That's a legit choice that I have no qualm with.  daylan b   Apr-21-10 09:39 PM   #40 
        - I more than realize that.  flvegan   Apr-21-10 09:40 PM   #42 
  - Oh COOL thanks a LOT  underpants   Apr-21-10 05:46 PM   #10 
  - ****  G_j   Apr-21-10 08:07 PM   #17 
  - wow  G_j   Apr-21-10 08:18 PM   #18 
  - I feel so trapped by this system. I'm overweight and 45 years old. A friend my age and rough weight  Subdivisions   Apr-21-10 09:18 PM   #25 
     - We don't drink sodas  malaise   Apr-21-10 09:22 PM   #27 
     - I agree  G_j   Apr-21-10 09:39 PM   #39 
  - I'm watching it right now...  TCJ70   Apr-21-10 08:46 PM   #20 
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  - Fresh lettuce that melts in your mouth  Kolesar   Apr-21-10 09:40 PM   #43 
  - if you have money enough  G_j   Apr-21-10 09:47 PM   #46 
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  - Watching now.  Catherine Vincent   Apr-21-10 09:29 PM   #32 
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  - Kick. nt  Lorien   Apr-21-10 10:13 PM   #54 
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  - I wondered if that was coordinated.  aikoaiko   Apr-21-10 11:26 PM   #74 
  - How many Mexican farmers put out of work because of NAFTA?  WorseBeforeBetter   Apr-21-10 11:08 PM   #71 
  - scary and chilling  amborin   Apr-22-10 12:16 AM   #75 
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  - I watched it.  Sheltiemama   Apr-22-10 01:28 AM   #78 
  - ! We feel so strongly about this,  bvar22   Apr-22-10 10:51 AM   #82 
  - Very powerful, well done documentary.  undeterred   Apr-22-10 05:50 PM   #83 

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