Our Cattle in Argentina

“What kind of cattle do you raise in Argentina…at the ranch?” asked a friend in Vancouver.

“Well, there are three types of cattle,” we explained. “There are feed lot cattle…which are fattened up on grain. And there are grass fed cattle – which Argentina is famous for. But I’ve got sand-fed beef.”

“Sand fed?”

“Yeah, it’s pretty dry up there. Every time I go up I wonder what they eat. It hasn’t really rained in two years. I see almost no grass. I figure they must eat sand. We’ve got a lot of that…”

“What do they look like?”

“They’re brown and very skinny.”

“They don’t sound very appetizing…”

“They’re not…almost too tough to eat. But they have one big advantage.

“What’s that?”

“Very low cholesterol.

“Yes, it’s a selling point. Sand-fed beef is very low in cholesterol. And fat. And everything else. Calories too. It’s low-cal beef. We were thinking of calling it ‘zero beef.’ But we decided on ‘sand-fed’ instead.”

“Is it good…? Do people come back for more?”

“Not very often. They can usually only eat one steak. It wears their teeth down so much.”

Until tomorrow,

Bill Bonner
for Markets and Money

Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries. A man of many talents, his entrepreneurial savvy, unique writings, philanthropic undertakings, and preservationist activities have all been recognized and awarded by some of America’s most respected authorities. Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, which offers concrete advice on how to avoid the public spectacle of modern finance. Since 1999, Bill has been a daily contributor and the driving force behind Markets and Money.
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Tony Hansen
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Bill, I remember beef like that at boarding school…way, way back.

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