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What to tell environmentalists about cows

Latest research shows that good grazing is good for the planet By Allen Williams and Russ Conser Somewhere along the road, cattle got a bad rap. Just when the fear that eating animal fats will kill you appears to be fading, concern is growing that cattle are intrinsically bad for the planet. So, it’s refreshing […]

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Doing what it takes to build soil health

Breitkreutzes up their game with covers and grazing Redwood Falls, Minnesota — Most cash grain growers in the Upper Midwest run big equipment across thousands of acres of GMO corn and soybeans and maybe — just maybe — feed out some of those crops to feedlot cattle or confinement hogs. Often it doesn’t get much […]

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What are fatty acids, and why are they important?

by Allen Williams, Ph.D. Meat and milk consumers are becoming increasingly interested in fatty acids and are asking lots of questions about what they are and why they are important. With that in mind, I’ll offer a relatively straightforward explanation that might help your understanding of fatty acids and better enable you to answer such […]

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Stacking enterprises in the Deep South

Nature’s Gourmet Farm is bringing good food to southern Mississippi Petal, Mississippi — Ben and Beth Simmons have a lot going for them in terms of producing grassfed products and marketing to the public. Pasture can grow here virtually year-round, rainfall is plentiful on an annual basis, and forage tonnage can be impressive. Ben can […]

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Pigs stack well with our grassfed beef

By Aaron and Melissa Miller We’ve been raising pigs on pasture for the past 12 years. Our beef customers were asking about pork, and we decided it was a good candidate to round out our meat selection at the various markets we serve. Pigs have become a profit center for us because we’re able to […]

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Good grazing requires good handling techniques

By Steve Cote Midvale, Idaho — My road to high level stockmanship actually started while driving down a road in Idaho with Holistic Management founder Allan Savory. In listening to Allan, I learned that I had deeply held beliefs about grazing that were dead wrong. I learned that overgrazing is not caused by too many […]

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