What happens on the ranch, really needs to stay on the ranch. Over the weekend, Glenn post a pretty disturbing of what life is like on the ranch. It turns out cows don't magically turn into delicious, delicious steaks. No, there is a lot of really, really gross stuff that happens in the middle - including castration of the calves. But how it happened on Glenn's ranch may have you completely rethinking ever eating a steak again, no matter how good it tastes.
On Saturday, the rancher who runs Glenn's farm and ranch invited a real cowboy to help with the procedure. It turns out he uses an old-fashioned method of castrating the cows: He uses his mouth to pull out the testes.
"I thought that he was joking," Glenn said. "Seriously. He bites them off."
"He does make a little cut first and then he goes in and gets personal. Gets up close and personal by biting [the testicles] off," Pat said.
Glenn explained that there is a vein that will self-seal if pulled out, but will bleed if it's only cut. The cowboy's nontraditional method is actually better long-term for the cow.
"He did this last year or the year before," Glenn said, "They recovered twice as fast and with zero infection because it self-seals."
Now, Glenn was only physically able to assist with two of the castrations and never did more than wrestle the calves to the ground. Stu, a vegetarian, was critical of both his lack of involvement and the posting of the graphic video on Facebook.
"Your ranching is hilarious. It's like, it's this absentee sort of like you pop in to do one-tenth of a percent of it and call yourself a rancher. That's the Glenn Beck way," Stu joked.
"I can't believe so many things about this. Number one, I can't believe that you were involved in it. I can't believe that you took a video of it. I can't believe you posted that video on Facebook to your millions of followers," Stu added.
Glenn told Stu the same thing he told his kids - if you're going to eat meat from the farm you have to understand how it gets from the farm to the table.
"We try to be very, very humane. You know, that's why we don't need to brand because we don't need to brand them, et cetera, et cetera. But you do this. And my point on this - when I talk to the kids. The kids are like, dad, I don't want to see this. Look, you don't have to do it and you don't have to see it more than once. But you have to say, I see it. I know what it is," Glenn said.
Watch what happened below - and again, WARNING! Graphic content:
This is how we spent our sat morning.Believe it or not, this helps the calf heal twice as fast and zero infection.WARNING YOU WILL NEVER UNSEE THIS! Crazy! I didn't know people did this!Posted by Glenn Beck on Saturday, May 30, 2015