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Links to Helpful Information about Grass-Fed Beef & Sustainable Farming

The book that started it all for Rose Ranch

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Published in 2006, this book (also available as an audiobook) prompted us to re-evaluate the U.S. industrial agriculture system. Inspired by Pollan's account of Joel Salatin's pasture-based operation, we purchased our farm in 2007 and our cattle (21 head) in August 2008. Our herd has now grown to 30+, a size we plan to maintain so that the cattle and the farm can stay healthy.

If you are interested in purchasing beef that has been raised only on pasture and in ways that are healthier for you, for the environment, and for the animal, please contact us at drose (at) roseranchjones (dot) com to schedule the next processing date.We look forward to serving you!

More Books

Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming by Laura Stec

(especially Chapter 6, "Holy Cow!")

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Why Grassfed is Best! by Jo Robinson

 

Health & Environmental & Many Other Benefits

www.sustainabletable.org/issues/pasture

www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/Grass-Fed-Meat-Benefits.aspx

 

Documentaries addressing issues of the industrial agriculture system, including feedlot, grain-fed cattle vs. grass-fed beef:

www.foodincmovie.com

www.freshthemovie.com

www.killeratlarge.com

www.themeatrix.com

 

Processing

The Washington State Department of Agriculture estimates the cuts, amounts and percentages of meat the consumer might expect, on average, after a hindquarter and frontquarter are processed:

agr.wa.gov/foodAnimal/CustomMeats/ProcessingPercentage.aspx#Beef

 

Cooking Information & Recipes

www.sustainabletable.org/features/articles/grassfedbeef/

www.americangrassfedbeef.com/tips-for-cooking-grass-fed.asp