by-product feedstuffs


thanks to Doug Zirkle for this one; listen to the announcers and tell me that you do not get chills after Chris does this..."you are completely capable of anything you REALLY wish to do!"



New term you need to know: “by-product feedstuffs”

Fresh pasture and dried grasses are the natural diet of all ruminant animals. In factory farms, animals are switched to an unnatural diet based on corn and soy. But corn and soy are not the only ingredients in their “balanced rations.” Many large-scale dairy farmers and feedlot operators save money by feeding the cows “by-product feedstuffs” as well. In general, this means waste products from the manufacture of human food. In particular, it can mean sterilized city garbage, candy, bubble gum, floor sweepings from plants that manufacture animal food, bakery, potato wastes or a scientific blend of pasta and candy.

Here are some of the “by-product feedstuffs" commonly used in dairy cattle diets.

  • Candy. Candy products are available through a number of distributors and sometimes directly from smaller plants… They are sometimes fed in their wrappers…. Candies, such as cull gummy bears, lemon drops or gum drops are high in sugar content.
  • Bakery Wastes. Stale bread and other pastry products from stores or bakeries can be fed to dairy cattle in limited amounts. These products are sometimes fed as received without drying or even removal of the wrappers.
  • Potato Waste is available in potato processing areas, and includes cull potatoes, French fries and potato chips. Cull fresh potatoes that are not frozen, rotten, or sprouted can be fed to cows either whole or chopped. Potato waste straight from a processing plant may contain varying amounts of inedible or rotten potatoes. French fries and chips contain fats or oils from frying operations.
  • Starch. Unheated starch is available from some candy manufacturers and sometimes may contain pieces of candy.
  • Pasta is available from pasta plants and some ingredient distributors as straight pasta or in blends with other ingredients, such as candy.

*This list is excerpted from “By-Product Feedstuffs in Dairy Cattle Diets in the Upper Midwest,” published in 2008 by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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14 comments:

Brian Maier said...

Wow...last 800m was 1:56. Freakin incredible!!!

Jeff B. said...

Saw that post on the CF endurance site the other day, I got chills then, watched it again today, and still found myself almost jumping out of my chair wanting to cheer him on....when he laps those guys with like 200m left, if I was one of the guys being lapped I wouldve been screaming at him to GO!!!! Awesome video, the announcers are great "They're gonna finish at like 27:30...27:10....27:05....HE MIGHT BREAK 27!"

exp. said...

Absolutely sick video, coach! What an athlete. By his last lap, I think I was as amped as the announcer.

Brent Maier said...

I ran across this a week ago just after regionals. Before this race, he had never ran a 10k before. He says he doesn't chase times, he tries to win races and good times just happen. Here is a video of him just after the race talking about his strategy and training.

http://www.flotrack.org/videos/coverage/view_video/236854/331197-chris-solinsky-interview-2659-10k-american-record-2010-payton-jordan

Heavy Evy said...

Cool vid!

Man that by-product list is disgusting, my pops just gave a 1/4of beef from our family farm, man I'm happy I know what he feeds them, and that it isn't sawdust.

Rory Hanlin said...

Hah! Its crazy that you used Chris Solinsky as a example.

I used to run track and field with him in high school....
He's from central WI like me. Never competed against him though. Good dude...

unit said...

i hear ya rory...
i remember coming home from college, when he was still in HS and running road races agains him [pittsville heart and soul, etc...] he sure was fun to watch [from behind] and run against then... and he's still exhilerating to watch. he had a wonderful college track experience at WI and continues to improve. thanks coach for posting this video of chris.

~gm2

joey warren said...

Great vid... what may be even more strange Rory & Unit, is the person behind the scenes providing coverage of that race was my college roommate, he started the company Flotrack... small world!

unit said...

damn!... it is a small world!... and that's one of the many things I love abt the crossfit and athletic community... and flotrak is awesome btw!...
~gm2

ken c said...

"mmmmmm by-product feedstuffs." i like to say it like homer simpson. ya know cows don't have much of a life, at least they get a little bit of candy now and then.

Roch said...

Wow so inspiring that race. It really look unreal for the two last laps he was floating, perfect syncro totally focus. Thanks for sharing coach.

LuLu said...

OPT you share some amazing videos with us, thank you. This one made me jump out of my skin, I was so amped watching it.
Love those dark horses and unpredictable events, they are apart of what makes life so freakin AWESOME.

Geoff Aucoin said...

Wow, how to make a 10K interesting, hey? Dude was like the terminator out there, just lapping guys like they were out for a jog. Crazy.

Geoff Aucoin said...

And nice work on the name-dropping today, boys!