The usual assumption of cows can range from meat to milk to leather, and normally not too far past that. It can be easy to overlook the minuscule things cattle can provide us with, that result in a much more respectful way to utilize the animal and not be wasteful. From a cultural perspective, I can understand the confusion in regards to what is meant by “minuscule things”. Explaining the uses can provide insight and further enlighten those who are curious.
Beef, muscle from cattle, is what steaks, pot roasts, ribs, etc. is what most of the cow is used for, however there are so many other things that can be taken from a cow. Milk is another product that can be made good use of. Believe it or not, those are only two of things that cows can provide to society. The products that beef cattle produce, aside from beef, are called by-products. By-products have been carefully evaluated and researched to find their perfect uses so wasting helpful resources can be a thing of the past.
With all that being said, cows mean a lot more to society than they get credit for. Here is an image that shows just some of the contributions they are provide. So here’s to you bovines, here’s to you.
Here is a link to another post that goes into detail about all the other things cattle provide!
Wow That Cow! Written by Feed Yard Foodie