Category Archives: Healthy Beef

  • Grass fed Beef Bone Broth

    Posted on December 16, 2018 by in All, Cooking Tips, Healthy Beef, Recipe

    Since your reading a blog, on a Grass Fed Beef website, chances are you have at least heard of bone broth. Maybe you have tried it or maybe even made your own bone broth on the stove or in the slow cooker. If you have, you understand that it can be a multi day process. Can […]

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  • Beware of Beef Labels

    Posted on January 18, 2018 by in All, Farm Update, Healthy Beef, Local

    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, “grassfed beef” is starting to appear in many supermarkets and even fast food restaurants. But is it really? First […]

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  • How The Water Cycle Affects Our Weather

    Posted on December 8, 2017 by in All, Healthy Beef, Soil Health

    We often talk about how through managed rotational grazing Pettit Pastures is improving soil health and the water cycle on our farm. In this article we go into more detail on how improved soil health and a functional water cycle are intertwined. Back in grade school, most of us learned about the water cycle. Rain […]

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    City Ordinance Exposes Antibiotics In Meat Production.

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by in All, Healthy Beef, Local

    San Francisco recently passed an ordinance that may affect the way livestock is raised in the US. The city is requiring major supermarket chains with at least 25 stores, and one in San Francisco, to share details about how antibiotics were used in the production systems that supply their meats. Now you may be wondering, […]

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    Farm Pollution

    Posted on August 23, 2017 by in All, Farm Update, Healthy Beef, Soil Health

      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 occurs because excessive nutrient pollution (particularly nitrogen and especially phosphorous) […]

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  • Amazon buys Whole Foods

    Posted on July 15, 2017 by in All, Farm Update, Healthy Beef, Local, Soil Health

    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 information relevant to the way we farm, […]

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    The Beef About What Cows Eat!

    Posted on October 21, 2014 by in All, Healthy Beef, Local

    Jennifer Sygo is a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Canada. She wrote an article titled “The Beef About What Cows Eat”. In the article, she states that Grass fed beef is healthy for you if it is properly raised. However, because there is no governing body that regulates the term Grass fed, it is up […]

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    Food for Naught

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by in All, Healthy Beef

    Why should you eat local, Minnesota grown Grass fed beef? Although there are many reasons I would say one of the most important reasons is accountability. Most local farms like Pettit Pastures, welcome  their customers to stop in and see the farm, see how the animals are raised, and see how they use sustainable farming practices […]

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    Grass fed Beef: A Whole Other Animal

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by in All, Healthy Beef

    I have always believed that raising cattle in their natural environment was best. Even though raising Minnesota Grass fed beef the way we do at Pettit Pastures takes more acreage, more time, and more labor it’s benefits far outweigh it’s costs. This article from Eat Magazine explains how Grass fed beef is better for the consumer as […]

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