RAISING KIDS AND CATTLE – IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES
What do raising
kids and cows have in common? Choices – and lots of them. My husband and I have two young children, so the choices around raising them seem never ending.
When making these choices, we rely on a variety of resources, including our trusted pediatrician, the experience of family and friends, information
from credible sources and good old fashioned parents’ intuition. And when I think about it, the way we raise our kids is a lot like the way we raise our cattle.
The choices start before we buy a cow and continue throughout its life:
- Which breeds will work best for our farm?
- How do we keep calves healthy?
- What kind of housing is best?
- Do we use hormones to help our animals gain muscle more efficiently?
The choices a farmer has to make when raising cattle are nearly as endless as a parent’s when raising children. The important thing to remember is farmers care deeply about the well-being of their livestock and making responsible choices. The meat we raise not only feeds your family but ours as well.