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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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Heifer Has Two Mommies

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When I checked cows at noon on Tuesday, everyone looked fine.  When I went to re-check at 5, I found Y3 and Y10 both cleaning newborn calves.  Having two cows calve this close together isn’t too unusual, especially when you think about cows are managed.  Not only are Y3 and Y10 half-sisters – both are […]

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Baby Watch – Round 2

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As producers, we like it when our cows have calves on a predictable schedule.  We call it our “calving window” and from a management perspective, there are a lot of good reasons to maintain a tight calving window.  When a group of cows calves at the same time, it helps us closely monitor their pregnancies, […]

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Graffiti

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  I pass this every day on my way to check cows.

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