I love cattle, and I love steak. Still, this giant feedlot makes me a little sad.
My Friend David, and I, went for a ride up to San Francisco to visit Jens before he left the U.S. to go to work in the U.K. It was a great weekend, but we drove by this place.
Back to the cattle. … As I was putting this image up and looking around online, I came across this little snippet of information.
“Few travelers speeding along Interstate “5” near Coalinga realize that those cattle they see in feedlots next to the freeway are actually In-N-Out burgers waiting to be processed. Sure, everyone knows that burgers come from cattle, but did you know In-N-Out burgers come from these cattle?”
“That’s because the famous California-based burger chain uses the high-quality beef produced by Harris Ranch, which is really much more than a feedlot.”
On another site, I found this piece of information.
“Harris Feeding Company– the largest cattle feeder on the West Coast and 14th largest nationally encompasses a 100,000-head feed lot. At any given time there will normally be between 70-100,000 head of cattle on feed. Harris Feeding Company feeds about 1/3 of all the cattle finished in California.”
In the large image, you can see their eyes.