The idea of a breeder named Hugues Derzelle, from the Belgian town of Chimay, who decided to dare four liters of beer a day on the cows. The reason? Beer would help the cows look better and improve the flavor of the meat.
The idea would come to the man after reading that Kobe steers (in Japan) are massaged, listening to relaxing music and drinking beer. In reality, history is a simple urban legend that, however, the farmer has in part transformed into reality.
Beer is daily to cattle is a town of Silenrieux and, according to Derzelle, it would not be harmful to animal health. Four liters may seem more, for an adult cow of 700kg it is not excessive.
The breeder also explains that the bacteria present in the rumen and is an immediate digestion of the alcohol that becomes the blood only in minimal quantities. In short: no drunken cows!