Fun Fact

A common ingredient in fertilizer is phosphate, which comes from ancient sea life. Phosphate is one of many natural ingredients used to keep soil — and plants! — healthy.

Q&A

Q: Are cattle fed unnatural corn diets in a feedyard?

A: Feedyard cattle do not eat diets made up entirely of corn. They start by eating a lot of hay and fiber, then move to a higher energy diet with a variety of grains. Corn is one part of a carefully balanced, nutritious diet provided in feedlots under the guidance of animal nutritionists.