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Steak – A Book Review

In BEEF, Book Reviews, Nutrition by James2 Comments

What exactly makes a memorable tasting steak so memorable? What are the components from cow to plate that set the stage for such an experience? In Mark Schatzker’s book Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef  the author travels to six different countries, and raises his own cow in order to unlock the secret to what makes …

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How To Start A Grass-Fed Beef Cooperative

In BEEF, Land & Money, MARKETING by James0 Comments

New York State is losing a farm every three days and with it a way of life, generations of farming knowledge, small town infrastructure and a whole landscape. When a farm closes, the fields return to scrub within a year. In Washington County, New York, a group of 8 farmers is attempting to stop this from happening to them.  They’ve …

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Demystifying The Art of Grazing

In BEEF, DEMYSTIFYING THE ART OF GRAZING, Livestock & Pasture, MY ARTICLES, My Farming Experiences, PASTURE by James1 Comment

At the beginning of 2014 I spent 5 weeks in Southwest Victoria Australia learning about Holistic Planned Grazing. I made a video highlighting what I learned. The theme is Demystifying the art of grazing, or showing that grazing is not an art but rather a science and if given the proper tools anyone can do it. Enjoy and happy grazing.

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Butchering Beef – A Book Review

In BEEF, Book Reviews, BUTCHERY, Livestock & Pasture, Pasture & Livestock, Reference by James1 Comment

Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering by Adam Danforth is a book I’d been looking forward to reading since I learned of its existence – which hasn’t been that long, only a few months now. One of the big attractions of the farming life for me is to be able to grow my own food. …