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Dear Bovine Beefburger Eaters,

This is Heather:






Nice isn't she ?....notice how cow shape and non steak-like she is looking.


She's showing a bit of tongue because she's just found out that today she becomes Minced Beef !!

How long would Heather live if left to live a full cow life ?

I can't remember the last time I saw a feral/wild cow !!
« Last Edit: 28/08/2007 02:39:20 by neilep »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/08/2007 22:47:45 »
I was going out with a beavette called Heather a couple of years back. I see you've met her!  :D
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/08/2007 22:58:13 »
LOL......I'm saying nowt
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/08/2007 00:02:23 »
Hey Neil,
 
I know dairy cows can produce milk for about 12 years. 

This site says cows can live about 22 years.
http://sonic.net/~petdoc/lifespan.htm

Carp- 100 years- gives a whole new meaning to carpe diem!

Colleen
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/08/2007 00:30:10 »
Hey Neil,
 
I know dairy cows can produce milk for about 12 years. 

This site says cows can live about 22 years.
http://sonic.net/~petdoc/lifespan.htm

Carp- 100 years- gives a whole new meaning to carpe diem!

Colleen

Hi Colleen...YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!

Where have ewe been ?

Anyway..I am so glad to see you back here today !!

THANK YOU for the excellent info and the wonderful reference !!

Carpe diem indeed !!

hugs the Wylie
 

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« Reply #5 on: 28/08/2007 22:04:23 »
 "How Long Would Heather Live If Not Turned Into Meatballs?"

I think I would pass on Heather meatballs. She is a nice girl (bird). Besides it is illegal.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 28/08/2007 22:25:28 »
Cool Tongue! I did not know they could live that long! we were more chicken then farmers then cow. we've has two but they were two young we tried to save them from the butcher but they were not strong enough and did not live very long. It was sad.. they were really cute!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/08/2007 22:08:37 »
Hey Neil,
 
I know dairy cows can produce milk for about 12 years. 

This site says cows can live about 22 years.

are you serious? pull the udder one, Colleen...........sorry, but i had to before the beaver beat me to it.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 30/08/2007 04:00:40 »
"How Long Would Heather Live If Not Turned Into Meatballs?"

I think I would pass on Heather meatballs. She is a nice girl (bird). Besides it is illegal.


Karen, you missed another one.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 30/08/2007 04:17:53 »
OH dear It did fly right past me! LOL!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 30/08/2007 13:41:54 »
Actually I think it still has..! LOL I don't get it! Sorry!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 01/09/2007 01:19:54 »
Cannibalization of Heather the girl (chick, bird, etc) I can draw a diagram and flow chart if needed.

 

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« Reply #12 on: 01/09/2007 01:54:01 »
Heather...as she is today !








 

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« Reply #13 on: 01/09/2007 18:31:16 »
It is so sad
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/09/2007 20:54:00 »
 I don't know where you all come from..LOL But where I come from we don't eat female cows we eat the bulls the cows are bread and become mommies, heifers and cows are usually saved from slaughter here bouts!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 05/09/2007 20:54:53 »
Cannibalization of Heather the girl (chick, bird, etc) I can draw a diagram and flow chart if needed.



Carry On Me thinks me needs diagram and flow chat! LOL
 

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« Reply #16 on: 05/09/2007 20:56:49 »
Heather...as she is today !












Those look scrumptious... Me loves spagetti and meatballs! YUMMMY

Poor little Girlie!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 06/09/2007 07:29:16 »
Karen- you don't eat female cows?  Well, that's just bull!
I guess the ladies would have no beef with that.  With so much at steak its probably rare that they ruminate on it much anyway.
Hey, if you've herd too much, don't have a cow! Besides, Paul started it,  I just had to steer it in the right direction. Ok, I'll quit and let y'all mooove on to greener pastures. 
Colleen
 


Sorry Y'all, I had to milk it for what I could

Really, I'm just grazing the surface of the cow puns. 
 

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« Reply #18 on: 06/09/2007 08:22:53 »
Those are great..LOL how long did that take you?? HEE HEE HEE! I love it!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 06/09/2007 13:46:01 »
if you've herd too much, don't have a cow! Besides, Paul started it

well burger me, i always get the blame. Just because i ruffled a few feathers, but that's ok, i have a thick hide, and will not get in to a leather over it.

Ofcourse, there are the health scares associated with meat. But i would need some per-suede-ing about those.

errr, that's it. Colleen used all the good ones.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 06/09/2007 14:52:17 »
What a load of bullocks !!.............LOL !!
 

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« Reply #21 on: 08/11/2007 11:43:33 »
LOL LOL!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 08/11/2007 11:44:14 »
Dear Bovine Beefburger Eaters,

This is Heather:






Nice isn't she ?....notice how cow shape and non steak-like she is looking.


She's showing a bit of tongue because she's just found out that today she becomes Minced Beef !!

How long would Heather live if left to live a full cow life ?

I can't remember the last time I saw a feral/wild cow !!

This is the greatest picture!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 12/11/2007 14:02:45 »
Domestic cattle can reach ages of 20+, however since they are mainly bred and grown as production animals, it is not profitable for them to be maintained to those sorts of ages. It takes a lot of money to feed each cow and in order to keep the farm business sustainable, they are usually slaughtered before the potentially profit (quality/tenderness of meat) to be made from the animal is exceeded by the costs that need to be put into it.

But potentially yes, Heather could reach 20 or so.

Old age comes with its own problems (as you may have noticed)...tumours, neurodegenative problems, decreased reproductive ability, decreased lactation (for both calf and production), the list goes on...

Dairy cattle aren't actually excluded from meat production. About 60 percent of dairy cattle end up (in some form) on our dinner plates.

Hmm...only eating the bulls seems peculiar. Doesn't that mean the beef industry is only operating up to a maximum 50 percent efficiency?



 

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« Reply #24 on: 12/11/2007 17:52:46 »
Thats so Odd.. maybe its just us goofy northern Californians.. LOL They keep the females going for milk around here and breeding the males are generally butchered.. although I know with the milk diary that is only because they keep the females to milk.. and the male calves are usually sent to the slaughter house for butchering right after birth which is so sad! veal..... Usually only a day or two old.. We have tried to rescue a couple but it is difficult because they do not allow the males to nurse at birth.. because they are taken right after.. so if you choose to take them home it is pretty much a necessity to get some of the first colestrum filled milk to feed the new male or usually they die without their moms antibodies to help them along! It really is very sad!
 

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