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    True Cost of Pork

    Posted on June 1, 2018 by in All, Local, Soil Health

    So Many Pigs, So Little Fresh Air. Most farmers make great neighbors. But if your farm includes thousands of pigs confined to buildings, and stinky outdoor anaerobic lagoons to hold all the pig waste, it’s difficult to be neighborly. A jury just delivered a verdict worth more than $50 million to ten plaintiffs who live […]

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  • Is The Grass Green Enough?

    Posted on February 1, 2018 by in All, Local, Soil Health

    Despite all the talk about cows being a major culprit in our weather woes, cattle, AND thus humans eating beef, can be a force for good in the world. The negatives associated with cattle are a management matter rather than an inherent cow issue. Throughout all of history, milk, meat, hides and other cattle products […]

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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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    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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  • 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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    Buying Local

    Posted on August 25, 2014 by in All, Local

    Buying locally grown and produced food is not only better for you and your family, it is also better for your community. Did you know that the average meal consumed in theĀ United States travels 1500 miles from farm to plate? In the 1900s, 40 cents of every dollar spent on food went to the farmer. […]

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