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Feedlot vs Masaai : Cattle

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sofia cristiani

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of Feedlot vs Masaai : Cattle

Industrial Feedlot vs Masaai
What is industrial feedlot and Maasai?
Industrial Feedlot
Social-Cultural Factors
Maasai cattle
Inputs and Outputs
Environmental Factors
Inputs
Corn
Medicine ex; growth hormones
Outputs
Methane Gas
Manure
Transportation
Overly medicated cows
Factories
Inputs and Outputs
Cattle Raising
Industrial Feedlot:
"A feedlot or feed yard is a type of animal feeding operation (AFO) which is used in factory farming for finishing livestock" - Wikipedia
Maasai:
The massai are a native african group who revolve around the raising of cattle.
Industrial Feedlot
Inputs
Fresh pasture
Water
Cow milk
Outputs
Cow milk
Food
Material (clothes)
Industrial Feedlot
Negative environmental factors
Pollution
Factories needed to sustain feedlot (corn/slaughter/transportation/chemical)
Contribution to global warming
Increase in methane from cow flatulence
Methane is a greenhouse
Eutrophication
Phosphate and nitrates in cow manure
Overgrazing to compaction to desertification
To many cows can cause the soil to compact which can lead to bad soil so erosion, no plants, less biodiversity which results in desertification
Maasai Cattle
Positive Environmental factors
Soil is more stable because of manure (in low quantities)
Less erosion and runoff
Reforestation
Fresh Pastures
Maasai Cattle
Negative social-cultural factors
Biomagnification
Farmers Immune
Illegal workers
HUGE corporations
Disconnect between consumer and producer
Positive social-cultural factors
Mass production of meat
Positive social-cultural factors
Connected to their food
Healthy meat
Christian and Sofia
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