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Pasture Connections

Calculating the carbon footprint of our grass fed beef!

I've always wanted to know where I stand in the grand scheme of things. Towards this end, the 6 years old me drew a lot. When I was 15 I started writing poetry and songs. This week I crunched the numbers to calculate the carbon footprint of my grass-fed beef career. I wanted to know if on the major global processes and carbon cycling scheme of things I am part of the problem or part of the solution. What I found out is surprising. It looks like as far as cow farming endeavors go, our grass fed beef farming may...

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November Grazing

Grass-fed beef seems like a simple thing. You feed the cattle grass their whole lives and you don't feed them starchy vegetables or grain. And it's healthier meat because the fat profile is just like in the meat our ancestors ate when they hunted herds of ruminate animals as they moved through vast wildernesses. But if I were comparing the challenges of a life as a modern day grass-fed beef farmer vs that of a nomadic hunter following the herds, I'd argue the simpler life might be the hunter's! The problem is, based on my experience, that our farm is...

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