- 18 Mar 2018
- Local time
- 1:20 AM
- Christchurch New Zealand
Alberta is a Northern extension of the North American "beef belt." Texas is the Southern end. They can stay out all year down here. If wild grasses are depleted, they just add hay or straw for the cattle to eat. That happens more with drought than with cold weather. There is a 3,000 acre ranch a few blocks from my house. They move the cattle around from pasture to pasture to let the natural grasses grow back.
Canada has respectable cattle production, with 12,000 at any given time. NZ is not far behind at 10,000. Texas alone has about 13,000.
I'm on another site where they talked about cattle mainly laying on a certain side, near or off to use horse terms. Some say getting meat from one side as that muscles are used more so the meat is more tender??? I'm in two minds about that?