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Processing Waste, What Do We Do With It?

Processing Waste, What Do We Do With It?

We Don't Waste a Thing A while back we gave you a closer look at our broiler processing methods, which we believe are an important element in setting our poultry apart from that which is generally available. There's another side of it, another piece that provides a...

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2 Amazing Reasons Bone Broth is a Powerful Health Tool

2 Amazing Reasons Bone Broth is a Powerful Health Tool

Have you noticed an increasing interest in bone broth these days? It seems a growing number are touting the benefits of beef bone broth, especially grass-fed bone broth. Why is that, you may ask? We think it has something to do with the increased awareness across the...

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3 Reasons Why Rafter W Ranch is Your Hero for Grass-Fed Meat

3 Reasons Why Rafter W Ranch is Your Hero for Grass-Fed Meat

Your "Go-To" for Grass-Fed Meat Rafter W Ranch is the top choice in Colorado for grass-fed meat; you can be sure that our grass-fed meats meet these three important standards:   1) Grass-Finished At Rafter W Ranch, we believe that animals should live in their...

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Everyone Should Be Super Excited About Mob Grazing Heroes

Everyone Should Be Super Excited About Mob Grazing Heroes

Have you heard the term “mob grazing?”  Do you know why it is such an important element in producing the most nutritious beef, sheep, chickens, and eggs? Mob grazing is a method used by ranchers who wish to provide the most nutritious meat possible. This grazing...

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Anatolian Shepherds: Ancient Guardians

Anatolian Shepherds: Ancient Guardians

Because it’s healthier and generally happier for our animals to be raised naturally in the open air with fresh pasture to graze from, we’re bringing a new Anatolian Shepherd guardian puppy into the Rafter W Ranch family!

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What is Dry-Aging and Why It Matters to You

What is Dry-Aging and Why It Matters to You

Dry-Aging Dry-aging beef is a process that involves hanging freshly slaughtered beef in a temperature-controlled environment for anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months or more before being trimmed and cut into steaks. During this process,...

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Pasture-Raised is the Way to Go for Healthy, Quality Eggs

Pasture-Raised is the Way to Go for Healthy, Quality Eggs

Because there are so many different types of eggs to choose from, understanding the difference between the various types can be confusing. You may have heard of cage-free eggs, free-range eggs, and conventional eggs, but pasture-raised eggs are much different. Are you...

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The 4 Most Mouthwatering, Tender Cuts of Beef

The 4 Most Mouthwatering, Tender Cuts of Beef

When shopping for meat, the options are plentiful. Your butcher shop or the meat section of the grocery store is filled with different cuts of meat, in different shapes, and even different looks. From roasts to ground beef, you can find meat from every part of the cow...

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It’s #MindfulMeatMonday. What’s On Your Plate?

It’s #MindfulMeatMonday. What’s On Your Plate?

There’s a story being told. A story in which eating meat is linked to poor human health, the mistreatment of animals and the destruction of our environment. And the answer? According to this story? Eat less meat. Better yet, eat no meat. There’s just one problem with...

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The Problem with Packaging! A Pound Isn’t Always a Pound

The Problem with Packaging! A Pound Isn’t Always a Pound

The Problem with Packaging Walk into the meat section of nearly any grocery store and look at the packaging and label. You will see statements like, "Net Weight" "Solution Added" "Water Added." What does all of that mean? It means that they are selling you water and...

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Benefits of Organic Pasture Raised Chicken

Benefits of Organic Pasture Raised Chicken

What is Organic Chicken? Organic Chicken comes from farms that raise chicks on organic feed and bedding from the second day of life until processing. Organic feed and bedding come from sources that used no inorganic fertilizers for the preceding 3 years. Organic...

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Guaranteed Meat at Rafter W Ranch

Guaranteed Meat at Rafter W Ranch

Guaranteed Meat You've likely encountered this scenario when shopping at your local grocery store or market: You approach the meat counter or meat cooler, you scan the products and see an assortment of logos and labels, claiming "Grass-Fed", "Organic", "No Added...

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