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Oranges, grown on trees, are widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates for the sweet fruit. Oranges are peeled or cut (to avoid the bitter rind) and eaten whole, or processed to extract orange juice, and also for the fragrant peel.
Until they reach a specific weight, live cattle are specially raised for beef production. This process begins when they are calves and ends when they reach the required weight. Once the goal weight (typically 600-800 pounds), has been reached, they are then transferred to feedlots and are considered “feeder cattle”. In addition to beef production, cattle are used for milk, leather and soap production, and labor.
Soybeans are one of the most popular oilseed products in the world and are used in the manufacture of plastics, solvents and other industrial products. Additional uses include livestock feed, edible oil and other foods. In the U.S, soybeans were not used as a food product until after the 1920’s. However, soybeans were essential to Asian cultures for hundreds of years before Western cultivation began.