Livestock that is fattened on a grain diet will have a higher fat content in their meat and are considered to have more flavor and be more tender.
According to the USDA, what percentage of the corn grown in the United States is used to feed livestock?
2015 U.S. Domestic Corn Use
|Other food, seed & Industrial uses||Ethanol||Feed & Residual Use|
|1.380 billion bushels||5.175 billion bushels||5.300 billion bushels|
"U.S. Domestic Corn Use." United States Department of Agriculture. USDA, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. <http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/866543/cornusetable.html.