Cattle in a pen at a feedlot near Garden City, Kansas.
The main purpose of feedlots is to help animals reach a certain weight as efficiently as possible. Through providing a steady, high energy diet and managing the cattle, they attempt to minimize health problems and stress. A criticism of feedlots is that they are overcrowded which creates more challenges for healthy animals.
- RANDY OLSON
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