Cowboy Verve by Todd Klassy
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Cowboy on Grey by Todd Klassy
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HIGHLAND CALVES!

There is a grazing area in Strandparken, where a herd of approximately 50 Highland cattle have been since 1981. They are part of a conservation grazing project, similar to the ones run by the Wildlife Trust in the UK (ie. Surrey, Hampshire & Isle of Wight).

There are also Walliser and Danish landrace goats, and a local kind of sheep (Marskfår). They care for 120 hectares of greenspace, providing grazing and browsing services that contribute to the diversity of habitats in the park. They also control the dangerous giant hogweed plants. The animals are cared for by three municipal staff. 

I biked by today, and saw that they calves were looking hale and happy! Even though I grew up around Angus cattle, and they will always have a special place in my heart, I have an unsurpassed love for the Highland breed. I find them excessively charming; especially the young’uns.

Information on Ishøj Animal Park in Strandparken (in Danish)

Related: Animals at Fritidsklubben Sødalen

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We’re heading into grilling season, which means breaking out the burgers and brats. But if you’re a true meat lover, the slab you’ll want to be searing is the ribeye.

The ribeye is the best-selling cut of beef in America both at the supermarket and the steakhouse, according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Beef lovers go crazy for it because of its marbling — the network of fat within muscles that melts on the grill and makes the steak juicy and tender.

The ribeye cut is so important to ranchers that it’s one of the traits that they include in their selective breeding program, along with birth weight, fat thickness and docility. Their goal is to perfect a richly marbled longissimus dorsi muscle—the deep back muscle that hugs the spine that’s called ribeye once it’s been cut. Once a year, bull breeders bring their stock into the barn to take a peek at the living steak.

How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Ribeye

Photo Credit: David Gilkey/NPR