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Airing Cattle
« on: March 02, 2009, 11:16:38 AM »
I was wondering why people air up cattle, how and what are the cattle loosing or gaining.

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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 11:24:24 AM »
Maybe it's like when we gave a friend an air up girlfriend at his bachelor party. :o

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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 11:40:32 AM »
if I had a newspaper rolled up I"d have to swatch ya SD and say "Bad boy!" lol
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 11:54:12 AM »
is this a bad subect or doesnt anyone know anything about it ?

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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 11:56:21 AM »
It's done to make the cattle look more full, either in their hind end, or the top of their rib, or their flank. It's usually a practice that is VERY much against the rules and I sure wouldn't suggest doing it.  Pumping is one thing, airing is a whole other ball game.
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 11:57:10 AM »
If it's the type of airing I'm thinking your talking about you can go to jail for it. Cruelty to animals
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 11:59:24 AM »
I'm sure that many on here know alot more about than they are saying. Having been on the show road for over 30 years I have seen it all. Airing is illegal. Simply put they shoot air under the hide to fill holes that are naturally occurring in cattle in an attempt to make them better. RW
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 11:59:39 AM »
It is cruel and unusual. THis is second hand as we would NEVER do anything like this.

They make slits in the skin along the rear quarter. They blow air underneath the skin. The skin is pulled away from the tissue underneat. As the tissue scars it builds up under the skin and enhances the shape.

I am not sure why anyone would find this humane in any sense.
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009, 12:00:20 PM »
Im not sayin your wrong but cruelty to animals dont you have to hurt or harm the animals. What does it do to the meat?

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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 12:01:06 PM »
Could a guy air up a potload of feeder calves and run them through an auction. Would they weigh more? What does air weigh? ;D
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2009, 12:02:29 PM »
It does tear the skin away from the tissue that binds it to the muscle which I'm sure is quite painful. RW
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2009, 12:03:39 PM »
Im not sayin your wrong but cruelty to animals dont you have to hurt or harm the animals. What does it do to the meat?


Wait do I need to repeat what I just said. How is what I said not cruel. making slits in the skin and blowing air under it. How do you think that would feel? They don't give a general anesthetic.
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2009, 12:06:15 PM »
I dont know I heard that they use needles i have never heard of someone slitting the hide

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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2009, 12:09:54 PM »
From what I have seen in the past they use a needle to inject the air under the hide. Several years ago I new a steer jock that would air his every 4 weeks. Oh and by the way - he is no longer in business. RW
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Re: Airing Cattle
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2009, 12:10:42 PM »
I dont know I heard that they use needles i have never heard of someone slitting the hide

It can be done with needles. EITHER WAY IT IS WRONG AND ILLEGAL!

Either way, would you like me to peel your skin away from the muscle while you are awake and restrained? With needles or slits in the skin?  Yes they can use a basketball pump too.. anything else you know you would like to share.

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