Welcome to our website, we will be discussing the pros and cons of mass ranching cows, and telling you some things you might not know
What is ranching?
A ranch is an area of landscape, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. People who own or operate a ranch are called ranchers, cattlemen, or stockgrowers. Ranching is also a method used to raise less common livestock such as elk, American bison or even ostrich, and alpacas.
Not only does the system put in place surrounding animals, such as mass production, which for maximum production sacrificing the animals comfort and rights. Such animals are feed poor amounts of food, and large amounts of corn. As of 2008 all corporate cows, 70-90% of their diet in corn. This a danger to their stomachs making, making them fatter as they are unable to digest the food properly.
The transportation of cows poses as another enormous problem for our atmosphere, as transportation of the said amount of cows is a crippling amount for our carbon zone. Additionally owners of ranching must sacrifice the well being of cows for production value and maximum gross profit. This has a large amount of draw backs, but it is generally the best system for maintaining such large sums of money. The vehicles themselves produce 31% of carbon, a large amount by the long rides of cattle herders.
How are cows even involved with Carbon?
Cows, sheep, goats, giraffes, and deer are all ruminants. Most ruminants have four stomachs, and store their food in the first chamber of the stomach, called the rumen, before regurgitating it. This regurgitated food is called “cud” and the animals chew it again to help further break it down to make it easier to digest. Inside of the first stomach, hundreds of microbes break it down for easier digestion. Several of these microbes create methane gas as a byproduct. Due to the mass amount of cows on the planet, along with the large size per cow, our tasty friends produce more methane gas than all other ruminants combined. And in turn are involved in with Carbon
There isn’t a great answer for this huge conundrum, which is why we are mainly informing about it, however if there is an answer it would be less reliant on cows to become more reliant on other foods.