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By Julia, Cathrin, Sarah and Alexandra 1.Products from cattle 2.Factory farming and transport of living animals 3.Cattle breeds in Austria 4.BSE and the AMA Gütesiegel 5.Different ways of keeping cattle
Products from the cattle We use products from cattle every day. For example: cheese, meat, milk, yogurt, butter, steak, veal. Some things like shoes are also made out of products from the cattle. Shoes or bags are made out of leather. In meat products there are many ingredients. For example: admixtures, spices for the barbecue or preservatives. Farming: Years ago the farmers milked the cattle by hand but today they use a milking machine.
Factory farming Pros and cons of the factory farming: Pros: We get many important products from the cattle, for example meat, milk, butter and many others. Only because of factory farming it is possible that humans can eat so much meat and milk products every day. The reason is that there are many farms that are doing factory farming and it is cheaper, because more gets produced. Cons: The animals get afflicted by diseases. They live in small cages and don’t have much room. Sometimes they even can’t move very much. Often there are also corpses in the cages. The meat, milk, etc. has more medicines in it. The meat of the free range farming cattle is not as cheap as the meat and the milk of the factory farming.
Transport of living animals: The transport is very stressful for the animals. It’s often very dark in the transporter and they stand very close to each other so they don’t have much space. Sometimes they are standing in transporters for many days. Life of cattle in factory farming: Animals in the factory farms don’t have much space and can’t really move. When the animals in the factory farms are kept so near to each other that the risk of infections is very high. If one gets sick or has an infection, it will spread very fast and many animals get sick. Therefore there is always a vet nearby. http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/wp-content/uploads/veal- calves.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Confined-animal-feeding- operation.jpg http://www.all-creatures.org/anex/cattle-trans-01.jpg http://www.animalslavery.net/img/SickCattle.jpg Factory farming
Cattle breeds in Austria There are many different cattle breeds in Austria. For example: Charolais – most important breed for meat Simmentaler – used for meat Ennstaler Bergschecken – used for farm work Schwarzbunte – most for milk products http://images.google.at/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wik imedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Simmentaler_Flec kvieh.jpg&imgrefurl=http http://www.hofgut- rehbachtal.de/media/Charolais_Rinder/Charolais_Rind.jpg
BSE and the AMA Gütesiegel The AMA Gütesiegel stands for “AgrarMarkt Austria”. It stands for good quality from Austria. The cows can walk around and live on the meadow for the whole summer. BSE stands for Bovine spongioforme Enzephalopathie. Humans can‘t catch BSE but can get the disease Creutzfeld-Jakob sickness. This illness attacks the nerves. A human being can get it when he eats a lot of beef from a cow with BSE. www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at/cps/rde/xber/guetesiegel_ama
Different ways of keeping cattle There are 4 different ways for keeping cattle. 1) Free-Range. This is the best because they are on the meadow for the whole summer. In the winter they are inside. The next is the indoor breeding. There the people try to keep them like in free- range. The cows have enough space and can move around. One is also the intensive breeding. The cattles are close together in the stable. When a baby is born the farmers give them so much to eat that when they are 12 weeks old their weight is 200kg. The fourth is the factory farming. There they have the doctors around them because this is not healthy. Here the cows can get sick very fast. It’s the worst for cows. The people aren‘t cleaning the room and don’t feed them. This is made by the machines. www.homestoymountview.com/images/Dairy