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What regional ranches is the beef coming from?
Are the cattle fed grains and hay from local farms or do the ranches produce their own feed?
What are the primary grains that are fed to finish cattle for slaughter?
Are the cattle sent to feed lots to be finished for slaughter?
How many days does it take for a steer to mature for slaughter?
Are there larger commercial processing centers, or are the cattle sent to smaller slaughterhouses, and then butchered?
Are there local ranches producing purebred beef for commercial production?