Reader: The Story of Colorado Beef 2020-2021: Issue 2 - Page 9

Student Worksheet The Story of Colorado Beef

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Student Worksheet The Story of Colorado Beef

After reading the Colorado Reader on The Story of Colorado Beef , complete this worksheet . Please answer in complete sentences .
1 . What percent of beef cattle farms and ranches in the United States are family owned ? _____________________________________________________________________________
2 . Using the map on page 2 , can you determine what region of Colorado raises the most cattle ?
_____________________________________________________________________________ 3 . What does a newborn calf eat ? _____________________________________________________________________________ 4 . How long do beef cattle spend at the feedlot ? _____________________________________________________________________________ 5 . How are cattle upcyclers ? _____________________________________________________________________________ 6 . How much of the animal ’ s live weight is edible beef ? _____________________________________________________________________________
7 . In the Colorado land use chart , what category makes up the largest portion of how land is used in the sate ?
_____________________________________________________________________________ 8 . In your own words , describe what the Hill family does to take care of their cattle in the fall . _____________________________________________________________________________
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