In the Okanagan region some creative thinkers have started feeding the winery waste and byproducts to their cattle. They say this makes the meat very finely marbled and the fat is sweeter. Now I don't like my wine sweet and I really don't think I need my fat (not that I eat the fat) sweet either.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bingisser/2328813643/Janice Ravndahl, started by by putting out a pail of the stuff and they just started eating it. They are given a litre of red wine blend daily and they seem to prefer the sweeter blends.
She says it makes the cattle much more "chatty" but I think they are slurring their moos.
"I really luv ya Bossy"
"I luv ya too Elsie, yur ma besztest friend"
She says the wine mash makes the steers more docile and therefore the meat is more tender. A university cattle researcher says it doesn't seem to harm the cattle at all. Ya like we believe a university researcher about booze consumption....toga...toga....toga. I am sensing a remake of the movie Animal House.
Copyright sarah white and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceCan someone please pass the aspirin bottle and an ice pack.
Now if they start feeding this to milk cows I may start having cereal for breakfast.
I am joining in the Barnyard Bash over at Happier Than a Pig in Mud. Come see, come see.