Is there a most efficient animal to feed a person with, in terms of average acreage for that animal, to feed a person with the amount of animals?

Is there a most efficient animal to feed a person with, in terms of average acreage for that animal, to feed a person with the amount of animals?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    rabbits are the most efficient weight input to output farm animal. 4H teaches you this

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chickens, pigs and goats all serve this function well. Pigs and goats will notoriously eat almost anything, making them easy to take care of and easy to feed - and they even do reasonably well in enclosed or urban spaces.

    Chickens on the other hand are a little bit of up-front work - you'll need a coop, a good rooster and some decent stock hens. But you can free range them on your land as long as you don't live in a desert, and you'll only have to buy supplemental grain/food for them once in awhile during hard winters. In return you get regular eggs and some pretty solid meat, especially if you 'fatten them up' a bit before butchering.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Vertical chicken farming
    https://www.wired.com/2012/02/headless-chicken-solution/

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    other humans. what are you gonna do, just throw them away? we already process euthanized shelter pets into cheap pet food.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What about quail?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chickens for normal animals
    Arguably cuy for more exotic options.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would definitely recommend the rodent route if your purpose is solely meat. Chickens are more high maintenance but you get eggs. Rabbits and guinea pigs can be done small scale and easily provide for a family

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was thinking goats or maybe chickens. Chickens seem so efficient and easy that it's crazy. I guess the answer to my question might correlate to the prices of things at the grocery store

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    unironically bugs

    understandably, no one wants that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Too low in calories. High in tannins and oxalates. Too much protein for how much you eat. It would be like living off spinach and peanuts. No one uses bugs as a primary food source.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >bugs
        >what is bio availability

        Yeah no shit, the same can be said of any animal.You cannot live off animal protein alone, OP only asked for the most efficient in terms of acreage.

        calm the fuck down.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >You cannot live off animal protein alone
          Almost as if you can get all the necessary vitamins and minerals from the organs.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            have fun with scurvy and constipation

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >scurvy
              Almost as if you can get vitamin C from eating organs.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you're not gonna prevent scurvy by eating lungs and brains, anon. there's nowhere near enough vitamin c

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You eat them raw, dummy. You can easily exceed your daily vitamin C needs with raw organs. Heat degrades vitamins.
                >b-but muh parasites
                Even lions will refuse to eat carrion so why are YOU eating refrigerated 12 week old meat?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >eating raw brains
                anon...

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Unless you're eating raw human brains there's no risk of Kuru. Many cultures consume raw brains, especially goat and monkey brains.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'd rather eat roasted bugs and an orange than raw fucking brains.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You don't have to actually eat raw brains to get enough vitamin C. Meat on it's own already contains enough vitamin C to get you well over your daily needs.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You really dont need much vitamin c to prevent scurvy

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                liver has a good amount of vitamins.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The only people in the world who live like that are the Inuit. They don't exactly have the best life expectancy

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Most people living in nature eat primarily meat and organs. Honey here and there and some berries once or twice a year wouldn't be enough to rescue your body if it wasn't a viable diet.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Mongolians also live like that and tower over every other Asian sub group.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You dont get anything from bugs except a full feeling stomach

          It would be like eating protein shakes. But worse. Worthless as an actual food source.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            OP asked in terms of acreage, not overall nutrition.

            You can, objectively, get shitloads of protein from a very small amount of space by farming insects. I'm not making any kind of statement beyond this. I don't understand what point you guys are trying to argue against, but it's not one I stated.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >YOU VILL EAT ZE BUGS
              I'm on to you, Klaus.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Imagine the filth resulting from a rat or bug farm. Those are disease-spreading vermin. Livestock like chickens can be symbiotic with their environment e.g. fertilizing their yard and keeping it free of parasites.
              Bugs. My ass.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bugs
      >what is bio availability

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Depending on the bug, bioavailable protein/nutrients per pound of bug can exceed that of vertebrate meat

        I still won't eat the bugs because the elites are a bunch of hypocrites

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would actually be okay with eating the bug for the greater good.

      Unfortunately the rich elite are bunch of corrupt hypocrites that will either find way to avoid eating the bug and still get to eat meat or eat meat in secret.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        idk, pork?

        i considered tryin chocolate ants once, well it wasn't like i had an opportunity to but idk it seemed neat, apparently they do that in mexico

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cultural bias

      Too low in calories. High in tannins and oxalates. Too much protein for how much you eat. It would be like living off spinach and peanuts. No one uses bugs as a primary food source.

      >High in tannins and oxalates
      false

      >No one uses bugs as a primary food source.
      But, one could.

      You dont get anything from bugs except a full feeling stomach

      It would be like eating protein shakes. But worse. Worthless as an actual food source.

      Crustaceans are arthropods

      Unless you're eating raw human brains there's no risk of Kuru. Many cultures consume raw brains, especially goat and monkey brains.

      Now that is truly disgusting

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Now that is truly disgusting
        Cultural bias from a racist bigot.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not that guy, but it is objectively disgusting. That's not a race issue, that's a disgust issue. Simple as. You want people to not think you're disgusting? Eat actual food suitable for human beings.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bugs arent actually that efficient at feeding a person
      their efficiency comes from the scale at which you can farm them to feed huge populations
      althouhhbi cant tell from the way the question is worded if thats what op means

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rats.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      unironically bugs

      understandably, no one wants that.

      Mental illness.

      https://i.imgur.com/9EzNBgv.png

      Is there a most efficient animal to feed a person with, in terms of average acreage for that animal, to feed a person with the amount of animals?

      Chickens??

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