I checked in on our cows to see how, or rather cow, they were doing...and they appeared to be in a good moooooooood. That’s because we don’t chase our cows. That keeps their stress hormones down, which leads to a better life for the animals and better quality meat for you.
Of course they’re also happy, because they have a never-ending buffet of grass. And it’s that prime, tasty kind of grass--not too long, not too short, so it has the right balance of protein and carbohydrates.
Now grass might sound gross to you, but a cow’s anatomy is a little different than ours. Cows have 4 stomachs and you only have 1...even if it might feel like 4 stomachs to you after your Thanksgiving meal.
Cows like grass. But if a human only ate grass, they would die. That’s because cows can digest cellulose and we can’t. Again, they have 4 stomachs so they do things a bit different...like surviving without meat.
But cows aren’t just sitting around chewing their cuds all day...well, actually they are, but it serves a purpose. They chew the cud that comes up from 1 of their 4 stomachs and break down the cellulose. That’s why cows are so important--they can convert your front lawn into high quality food for both them and for you.
But I can’t just sit around (with my 1 stomach) and chew my cud all day, I’ve got to get back to work.