My comment, which might be deleted for derailing by the time you get there, was:
Risking derailing, but: While you're tracking the humane treatment of the cow, consider the humane treatment of the slaughterhouse workers, too.(Although in retrospect I should've linked here.)
Also: Wow, it's been over a year since I went veg! Woohoo! Hm, Did I ever tell the fly story here? (Ah, yes I did.)
Also also: Hello new userpic!