A symbiosis in peril?

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A symbiosis in peril?

Proposed federal rule would hurt beer brewers, ranchers
On a ranch east of Durango, Justin Werts, with El Dorado Cattle Co., feeds his longhorn cattle with spent barley from Durango Brewing Co. A relationship allowing microbrewers to easily rid themselves of spent barley and ranchers to obtain a delicious and nutritious meal for their cattle may soon be strangled by regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration that would make the practice cost-prohibitive.
El Dorado Cattle Co. longhorn cattle eat a combination of recycled brewer’s grain from Durango Brewing Co. and hay at the ranch east of Durango.
Justin Werts, left, and Damon Archuleta, with El Dorado Cattle Co., load containers of brewer’s grain from Durango Brewing Co. on the ranch east of Durango. For eons, a practice of using spent barley from brewers as feed for cattle may come to an end. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing costly regulations that would make a common, time-tested practice too expensive for ranchers and microbrewers.

A symbiosis in peril?

On a ranch east of Durango, Justin Werts, with El Dorado Cattle Co., feeds his longhorn cattle with spent barley from Durango Brewing Co. A relationship allowing microbrewers to easily rid themselves of spent barley and ranchers to obtain a delicious and nutritious meal for their cattle may soon be strangled by regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration that would make the practice cost-prohibitive.
El Dorado Cattle Co. longhorn cattle eat a combination of recycled brewer’s grain from Durango Brewing Co. and hay at the ranch east of Durango.
Justin Werts, left, and Damon Archuleta, with El Dorado Cattle Co., load containers of brewer’s grain from Durango Brewing Co. on the ranch east of Durango. For eons, a practice of using spent barley from brewers as feed for cattle may come to an end. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing costly regulations that would make a common, time-tested practice too expensive for ranchers and microbrewers.
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