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Aug 28, 2010

TYPICAL B.C. INGENUITY - ROUND 2

Once again British Columbia is coming to the forefront with some fairly unique thinking. We are well known around the world as a great wine producing region. Our B.C. wines win awards in some very prestigious competitions.
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"
"Buurrrrpppp"
http://www.freefoto.com/preview/806-11-7732?ffid=806-11-7732
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. 
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Can 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.
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18 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This had me in stitches, Lori! I can just hear the cows slurring their moo's!! So...does this mean I am cooking with wine when I make beef?

xoxo
Jane

Ali said...

You're not serious? LOL!

Lori E said...

Oh yes my dear...I am completely serious...okay not about the cereal for breakfast but the rest is true.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun post! You should have saved this for the Barnyard Smashed... er, I mean Barnyard Blast:@)

Paige said...

that last picture cracks me up, and I do not know why it is so funny. But it is

Laura said...

That sound like BC! Getting cows drunk since 2010!

Jean said...

Great post! Love the cow tipsying.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'zz sawwz thatttts on de newz.

Ok too much red wine fed beef the other day.

It seems like a good idea, especially when they said they charge a premium price for the meat.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Lori.....This post is a hoot!! Haven't been here in a while but it is so glad to catch up with you.

GREAT COW PHOTOS!!!

Jo

Lynn said...

You are so funny!
I'm going to go out and pour my cows each a glass of wine now.

Nezzy said...

Oh my girl, this is great!!! Slurrin' their moos and ya can see 'em sleepin' it off. Maybe that's just what we need down here on the Ozarks Ponderosa to tame the wild eyed cattle! Heeehehehe...love it! :o)

Ya'll have just a marvelously blessed day!!!

Linda said...

OK...that gave me a great big smile to start the day! You are too funny!! The photos were priceless:)

vignette design said...

Really funny! See, wine IS good for us--even cows too!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Animal House? Hahahahahahahaha....

OK when they start drunk-dialing on their cell phones, I'll say the cows have had enough vino!

So what is the appropriate dosage of aspirin for a steer?

What will they think of next? No, don't want to know.... Cass

Sue said...

The last picture of the milk cow lying on her side just cracked me up? Can you imagine HER audition tape for the California Cows contest?! LOL Lucy, where DO you find this stuff?
hugs, Ethel

nannykim said...

Weird!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lori, ya gotta love it, hilarious! Thanks so much for joining the Barnyard Bash:@)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my goodness! YOu are so funny! Perfect for Barnyard Bash! I love Canadian wine too! And I just might love the meat... not bad to be a cow in your neck of the woods.
What a fun visit.
Yvonne

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