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Cow Milk Research Paper

There are many numerous wonderful animals on Earth that are super beneficial to everyday life. The bees produce honey and pollinate the flowers, the chickens provide people with eggs, the beavers help prevent floods. What if one of the most beneficial animals on this planet became extinct? What if cows became extinct? To begin with, cows are extremely beneficial to humans to build and maintain a healthy body. We would not have the essential vitamins and minerals from cow milk if they became extinct.

Cow milk contains more than nine essential nutrients. In cow milk, calcium helps to strengthen bones, Vitamin D absorbs calcium and promotes bone growth, phosphorus works with calcium to help build bones and provides more energy, and B vitamins strengthen the immune system and make skin healthier. Milk also contains the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, along with folate. Milk contains small amounts of copper, iron, manganese, and sodium and is a good source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc.

All of the vitamins and minerals in milk can also help the human immune system to help fight off and protect itself from dangerous or contagious diseases. There would of course be alternatives to cow milk, as there already are today. Although hardly any of them are as healthy as cow milk. For example, almond milk accommodates only 300 milligrams of calcium, while cow milk has 305 milligrams of calcium. Additionally, cow milk contains 7. 7 grams of protein per cup while almond milk only has 1 gram of protein per cup.

Therefore the cow milk is a reliable source of protein and almond milk is not. Also many people do not prefer the almond milk over regular milk because of the plain, dull taste. Unfortunately, cow milk has around 24 milligrams of cholesterol and 8 grams of fat per cup. But the positive side of the fat found in cow milk is that babies benefit tremendously from the fat because it helps their bones to strengthen and grow to the correct size in a healthier manner than any other milk.

It is obviously safe to say that the cow milk may have a little more fat or cholesterol compared to other milks, but it has the most of the vitamins and nutrients the body needs on a daily basis. There are quite a number of foods and snacks that contain cow milk, as in ice-creams, yogurts, cheeses, butters, creams, custards, puddings, and numerous others. If there was no cow milk left, not only would we lose the protein from the milk, but we would also lose the protein found in those dairy products.

Altogether, just from those foods listed, it is about 37. 2 grams of protein per serving size. It just goes to show how much protein cow milk and its dairy products provides for us every day. If cows became extinct we would also lose billions of pounds of beef. It seems erratic to think it would be billions of pounds, but it indeed adds up hasty. The majority of a cow’s meat turns into retail cuts. The ten retail cuts are: round, sirloin, short loin, flank, rib, short plate, chuck, brisket, shank, and suet and hanging tender.

The round cuts contain up to 103. 2 pounds of cow meat; sirloins contain 38. 71 pounds; short loins contain 34. pounds; flank contains 17. 2 pounds; rib contains 38. 7 pounds; short plate contains 30. 1 pounds; chuck contains 107. 5 pounds; brisket contains 25. 8 pounds; shank contains 17. 21 pounds; and lastly, suet and hanging tender contains 17. 2 pounds. Altogether, just from the ten main retail cuts, that equals a total of 430 pounds of cow meat, which is equivalent to a full-grown male lion. Around 18,032 cows are killed each day for marketing purposes. Meaning that, from calculations, more than six million are killed yearly, also for marketing purposes.

Six million cows produced more than two trillion pounds of beef in only one year; can anybody even fathom how many of a certain other animal would have to be killed in order to commensurate that amount of meat? The answer is too herculean to imagine. On average, we use 24 billion pounds of cow beef a year, which means we use about 65,753,425 pounds of cow beef a day. According to the previous facts, it is obvious cows produce a significant amount of meat that provides most of people’s daily protein intake. Lastly, if cows became extinct, almost one million people would lose their jobs. 87,000 people work as cattle-ranch farmers in the United States.

All of the workers would have little to no choice but to sell their land and find other jobs closer to a city or would have to raise another type of animal, such as goats or sheep, for their fur. Yet switching over to another type of animal farm would never be as successful as a cattle-ranch farm because goats and sheep are nowhere near in as high demand as cattle are. This is an example of how difficult it would be for cattle-ranch farmers to live and make a living without cows. Cow beef and dairy products bring in more than one million dollars a year.

Not only would the United States be losing over one million dollars but every company or store that is associated with, or carries, those products will either lose over half their business or their store/company. Losing this enormous amount of money would not hurt but would essentially kill all businesses that purchase and sell these products. Overall the American farmer would be losing over $2,740 a day. Because of the money loss, companies and stores that carry cow products would have to lay an abundance of workers off or shut down the business(es) altogether.

This outcome would drive workers to unemployment and would thoroughly devastate the economy. Therefore, cows provide the United States and other countries with numerous irreplaceable resources. These reasons show that if cows were extinct, not only would it be a large monetary loss to cattle-ranch farmers and other businesses and companies, but also to humans and human bodies that need the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals around the world. Without cows, people would lose every cow-based product and would take away one of the country’s main money corporations.

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