RLTRLDY, I am glad you like to use "Organic" fertilizers. These products are not tested for safety or product quality. I was talking to an organic farmer about a week ago who told me he plans to use organic fertilizer pellets from the Big Apple. All of the residents and guests of that metropolis using the public sewer are supplying the raw material for this new product. To make it safer they will heat it to kill all the disease and bacteria, but I wonder what will clean up the viruses, medications, and non organic nutrients that get flushed down the crapper, thus helping to promote more organic crap. I think I’ll stay with commercial fertilizers which are produced from compounds such as propane and mineral rock. At least I know these have been cooked long enough for my taste.
Striper Guy, I short course in anatomy will prove there is no spinal column in ox tail. The brain attaches to the spinal column and leaves the skull, and moves down the center of the spinal column. Then the spine attaches to the pelvis, effectively ending the spinal column. Attached to the posterior of the pelvis is then the tail, which is then served an ox tail.
There is almost no actual Kobe beef in the U.S. Unless you like fat you would be happy with a Wagyu steak. Most steaks in the store are USDA Grade Choice or Select. Good steak houses are Prime or High Choice. Wagyu would likley be about 2 Grades fatter than prime and kobe is usually about 2 or 3 Grades fatter than Wagyu. As a Montana carnivore I would have no interest in kobe beef. My suggestion would be try some given to you. There are many producers who think they have something special and are willing to give you a sample, about like Walmart used to.
Has any one actually looked at the antibiotics used in livestock compared to humans. Generally they are completely different, and there are few zoonotic diseases in livestock raised for human consumption. Also the carcasses are tested at slaughter to see if there is any residue and if so that animal is condemmed. Producers have guides on each bottle of vaccine and antibiotics to see how long the withdrawl is so they can't be legally slaughtered. The worst abusers are DIY back yard hobbiests that don't have the records or the knowledge.