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All about chicken

All about chicken

The number one searched for item on our site... The number one topic I get emails about.... WHY DON'T YOU HAVE CHICKEN? The answer is simple. There is NO affordable way to raise chickens in what we feel meets our definition of ethical and sustainable.  Most farms, including those that do pasture raised, raise Cornish cross. These chickens go from day old chicks to fully grown in 6-8 weeks. Because of this rapid growth they do not get all their feathers in. They suffer from broken legs and chests and they are prone to heart attacks. They also can not...

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All about Pork

All about Pork

Grocery store pork starts by being born in a farrowing pen. Mom is in such a small pen she is not even able to turn around. This is supposed to keep mom from accidentally rolling over on her babies. Babies have their teeth clipped or filed and tails docked and are raised on mom until they are weaned and then moved into hog houses where they will spend the rest of their lives with no access to the out doors. Moms are re bread and will spend their lives having 2 litters a year. Pigs are fed a diet high in corn...

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All about Beef

All about Beef

Here's what you need to know when buying beef Buying hanging weight.  Why do farmers like to sell this way? It takes all the risk and puts in on the customer and not on the farmer. It doesn't matter what the loss is, how good or bad of a job the butcher does if the farmer is getting paid on the rail. There is no incentive to feed out the beef a bit longer to get a higher yield if your going to get paid practically the same either way. There is a lot that can affect the final weight...

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spring

Spring time on just about any farm is magical. The fields turn green after a winter of hibernation under a blanket of snow. The sound of water flowing, birds singing and inside the barn the sights and sounds of new life.  Richard has already had his first sow farrow out. The piglets are starting to gain some independence as they roam their spacious pen. In a few weeks they will join the rest of the pigs out on the open pasture.  Kidding season has just started at Chucks farm. We have a beautiful little ewe named shadow, and two little...

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