Reducing Mechanical Tillage

Reducing Mechanical Tillage

The invention of the plow was a key development in human history. It allowed the mass cultivation of land to grow food. Nevertheless, in hindsight, it was a case of overstepping nature’s guidelines.   In all but the most brittle environments, nature covers...
Beware of Beef Labels

Beware of Beef Labels

Grassfed or Grass Finished Beef? As the public has become more aware that “grassfed” beef has greater health benefits than the “feedlot” beef typically found in supermarkets and restaurants, advertising word games have begun. In fact,...
Farm Pollution

Farm Pollution

NOAA scientists are reporting that this summer’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, is the largest ever recorded – 8,776 square miles. That is approximately the size of the state of New Jersey.   The dead zone...
Amazon buys Whole Foods

Amazon buys Whole Foods

In the past, the Pettit Pastures blog has mostly been an update about what has been happening on the farm. Starting with this post, we have decided to change the format a bit. We will still give an abbreviated farm update, but in addition, we will be adding...
Spring Farm Update

Spring Farm Update

It has been a while since my last farm update.  I believe we were getting ready for calving season to begin. Now we are just finishing up with calving, working on spring planting, and starting our grazing season.   We had 21 calves born this year, all without...
March Farm Update

March Farm Update

Spring is officially here! With all the warm weather winter seemed rather short, but we made the most of our warm winter, staying busy weaning calves, keeping customers supplied with beef, and fencing new pasture.   Pettit Pastures made it through another weaning...

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