Your New Food Trend: Wine-Fed Cows

Canadian farmer has an inspiration

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 28, 2010 3:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Teetotallng vegetarians, this food trend is definitely not for you: A Canadian farmer has latched onto the idea of giving each of her cows a liter of red wine for the last 90 days of before slaughter. "Yes, it seems strange at first, but when you stop to think about it, red wine and beef are one of the most classic pairings imaginable," writes Jason Best at Slashfood. "What seems even stranger, then, is why didn't someone think of this sooner?"

It's possible there are some logical answers to that question, but better to read the farmer's description of the imbibing Angus cattle (as told to the Vancouver Sun): "Once they have it, they're happy to have it again. They moo at one another a little more and seem more relaxed. There are a few that lap it up out of the pail. After they've had it for a while, when they see us coming with the pitchers, they don't run, but they come faster than usual."

Dairy cows in Ashburton, New Zealand. They do not get wine.
Dairy cows in Ashburton, New Zealand. They do not get wine.   (Getty Images)
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