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Did Somebody Say “Cynical, Self-Indulgent Slackers?”

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It’s not too hard to find cultural observers, management analysts and employment consultants lamenting our current crop of teenagers and young adults. An opinion piece in Psychology Today article suggests that they are “cynical, unaccustomed to hard work and having fragile egos because their childhoods filled with trophies and adulation didn’t prepare them for the […]

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Farm Safety and Food Safety – It Starts Right Here

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From birth, dairy cattle – milk cows — are raised with constant and consistent human contact. Their handling from the day they are born is based on the fact that when they grow up, they’ll be milked two or three times per day. Beef cattle are handled very differently. Other than the occasional show cow […]

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Farm Safety Week

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It’s no co-incidence that Farm Safety Week is at the beginning of harvest season. This is the time of year when so many of us are moving equipment and products, sharing the road with travelers trying to enjoy the last few week of beautiful weather. We try to avoid peak travel times when we can. […]

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Welcome to our Home

This web page is sort of like our house. It’s been under construction for the last 7 years, and we’ve just sort of gotten used to it as it is. Please don’t tell me everything you find wrong, I probably already know about it. Save us both some time. I already know that you can’t […]

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Maybe Not Lovin’ It, But at Least We Ain’t Starving

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We raise grassfed beef. “Grassfed” as in meeting the USDA standard for “Grassfed” as in no grain ever. We’ve spend years focusing on feed-efficient cows, the bovine equivalent of the girl who gets fat just looking at a Twinkie. We’re always working to improve our forages and provide our cattle with not just lots of […]

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Bulk Purchases

Buying beef in bulk can be an excellent deal, but it’s not for everyone. Buying one of our eighths is a great option for many of our customers who want the convenience and savings of bulk purchasing without some of the surprises that can accompany the purchase of a whole animal.  You get recognizable and […]

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My Top 10 Annoying Things I Hear about Grassfed Beef. And One Really Good Thing.

Here’s my list of Top 10 annoying things I hear about Grassfed beef.  And one really good thing. 1. All beef in the US is grassfed. This isn’t necessarily a myth, but it’s misleading. It’s probably safe to say that 100% of the cattle raised in the US have forage as the single largest component […]

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

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“If It Ain’t Profitable, It Ain’t Sustainable” or “Don’t Dump Your Mistakes on Your Customers”

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People often ask me if we use heritage breeds.  I can’t say as I really know exactly what a heritage breed, is, but it doesn’t matter.  The answer is “No”, and the answer has nothing to do with whether or not a breed has genetic value somewhere.  What matters is if that breeding decision makes […]

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Sprite – The “Nimble, Elf-like Creature” – Not the Soda

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    This little angel is a bovine rock-star in the making. She’s a Murray Grey heifer, and like most Murray Grey calves, she hit the ground running.  Murray Grey calves are tiny and vibrant.  They’re born easily and quickly, they’re aggressive nursers, and they’re intensely curious. This girl is about 5 hours old in […]

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