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New Generation of Livestock Drugs Linked to Cancer

New Generation of Livestock Drugs Linked to Cancer

As US regulators restrict antibiotic use, livestock producers turn to vaccines, hormones, and other problematic livestock drugs.   MARTHA ROSENBERG | THE EPOCH TIMES | JUNE 5, 2022   PLEASE NOTE: Rafter W Ranch itself or any of its harvesters DO NOT USE any...

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Meet Our Apprentice, Tess Palmer

Meet Our Apprentice, Tess Palmer

Hello, My Name is Tess Palmer ... I am apprenticing on the Rafter W Ranch in Simla, Colorado. Using regenerative principles this ranch, run by the Wheeler Family, is producing Grass finished beef, lamb, pastured chicken, and eggs. I arrived at the ranch in mid-March...

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3 Advantages of Buying in Bulk

3 Advantages of Buying in Bulk

Buying in Bulk is a Smart Move in Today's Unpredictable Environment   The idea of buying meat in bulk may seem like an embarrassment of riches. After all, you're just shopping for your family, not a restaurant. But, if you can make room in your budget and in your...

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Know Your Labels: Pasture-Raised vs Grass-Fed Beef

Know Your Labels: Pasture-Raised vs Grass-Fed Beef

Understanding Labels is Just as Important as Understanding Unnatural Practices   We see "pasture-raised" on a beef label in the grocery store and it brings to mind cattle enjoying meadows and hillsides in the sunshine. We see "grass-fed" on another label and know...

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What Makes 30-Day Aged Beef Better Than 14-Day Aged Beef?

What Makes 30-Day Aged Beef Better Than 14-Day Aged Beef?

30-Day Aged Beef Allows the Enzymes in the Meat Cultivate the Delicious Flavor   You may be wondering what is the fuss all about? What does aging a cut of meat mean? Why is this important? Let me explain.   The Process Aged meat is hung up in an open air...

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