I’ve certainly never heard of that happening, though there must be something to it if Mark Zuckerberg is doing it. I’m not calling the creator of Facebook an expert in raising cattle, but just based upon the success of all of his other projects, I’d say he knows what he’s doing.
Zuck certainly garnered some attention with his latest Instagram post, which showed the social media mogul chowing down on some big ol’ marbled steaks. It appears he also paired the gargantuan cuts of meat with a nice red wine, as God intended.
And as it turns out, the steaks that were laying on the table were from cows raised and slaughtered by Mark Zuckerberg himself. The Meta CEO explained how he got into the cattle ranching business, and how he chooses to raise his cows on his 1,500 acre Hawaii Ranch:
“Started raising cattle at Ko’olau Ranch on Kauai, and my goal is to create some of the highest quality beef in the world. The cattle are wagyu and angus, and they’ll grow up eating macadamia meal and drinking beer that we grow and produce here on the ranch.
We want the whole process to be local and vertically integrated. Each cow eats 5,000-10,000 pounds of food each year, so that’s a lot of acres of macadamia trees. My daughters help plant the mac trees and take care of our different animals.
We’re still early in the journey and it’s fun improving on it every season. Of all my projects, this is the most delicious.”
Everyone has been pushing “grass fed” for so long, but I think I’ll instead start looking for the “beer fed” sticker when I pass through the meat department.
Zuckerberg isn’t the first one to feed cattle beer. There are actually a lot of examples of farmers feeding cows the leftover grain from the brewing process, since it still fulfills their corn diets, and it acts as a cheaper alternative.
What I’m taking away from all of this is that “beer is good for you.” Is that what you’re hearing? Okay good, me too..