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25Aug 21
Back to the Future blog

Back To The Future

For the last 16 years, the Wells family has been on a mission to preserve the historic and endangered Pineywoods cattle breed by making their herd commercially viable through marketing a specialty processed beef product.   Pineywoods preservation While exploring suitable breeds for their 1,300-acre farm in Marion County, Georgia, the family discovered the Pineywoods cattle breed through the Livestock Conservancy. “The breed has a history important to our region, making them an ideal fit,” says Jay Wells. They were…

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13Aug 21
Breaking News blog

Breaking News

Did you know that our world is in the midst of active disease outbreak, with potential for devastating global health and economic consequences? No, not that one …   3 August 2018-|-China’s Liaoning Province African Swine Fever (‘Pig Ebola’) outbreak reported Susceptible species: Domestic and feral pigs of all ages; warthogs Transmission: Direct contact, including asymptomatic carriers; feed Long-range movement: Wild pigs; ticks; pork products Treatment: None Vaccine: None Control: Containment; humane destruction and carcass disposal Since the late 2018…

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06Aug 21
Sillent Killer

Silent Killer

Clostridia spp. is a group of bacteria widely recognized as pathogens of livestock, companion animals, wildlife and humans. Before the advent of vaccinations, clostridia disease was one of the biggest killers of sheep and goats, and losses could be catastrophic. Clostridia are part of the normal gut flora in goats and the bacteria are capable of producing highly resistant spores that can survive in the environment for long periods. It is impossible to eliminate them it from the farm. Disease…

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30Jul 21
Canyon of the Ancient Guest Ranch in CO eggs

An Ancient World – Meet The Farmer

Ming and Garry Adams run Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch near Cortez in Colarado. The 2,000-acre property is situated near the McElmo Canyon and guest accommodations are open for rental throughout the year. How did you get into ranching? By accident! I am a city girl who grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. Garry grew up on half an acre near Golden, CO and his uncles had farms in Colorado and Wyoming where he spent time at a young age.…

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26Jul 21
The Truth About Your Fake Meat blog

The Real Truth About Your Fake Meat

Plant-based foods are all the rage. Barely a week goes by without news of the latest celebrity-endorsed meat alternative destined to save the world. But is the ‘plant-based’ faux meat revolution really as green and healthy as it seems? According to the Good Food Institute, total plant-based food retail sales reached $7 billion, growing 27% over the past year alone — almost two times faster than total U.S. retail food sales. Retail data from SPINS released in April 2021 show…

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