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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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3 Biggest Mistakes People Make Cooking Steak

3 Biggest Mistakes People Make Cooking Steak

3 Biggest Mistakes People Make Cooking Steak   Location, Location, Location... I'm sure you've heard the old adage of the three most important things in real estate are "Location, Location, Location." The three biggest mistakes people make when cooking steak...

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How to Live Your Best Life at 50+ and Up!

How to Live Your Best Life at 50+ and Up!

The popular quip that 'age is just a number' certainly has some truth to it but we know that some of the best things in life are aged - a good wine, dry-aged meat and your favorite pair of jeans, to name a few. Leave the late nights and risky antics to the youngin's...

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Convenient Options for Buying Pasture-Raised Beef

Convenient Options for Buying Pasture-Raised Beef

Pasture-Raised Beef Open sky, fields of grass, and not a single grain in sight. That's what pasture-raised beef means. How far would you be willing to drive to make your purchase? Depending on where you live, you could drive a few hours to a nearby farm travel to a...

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An Insider’s Guide to Grass-Fed Beef

An Insider’s Guide to Grass-Fed Beef

What is Grass-Fed Beef? Grass-fed beef ranches with AGA certification are inspected by third-party auditors at least every 15 months. In order to be AGA certified all beef cattle must be born and raised on open grass pastures and never given any grains, hormones or...

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

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

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 that must certainly indicate a natural diet for the animal and a healthier product...

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Why Customers Prefer Rafter W Ranch’s Pasture-Raised Eggs

Why Customers Prefer Rafter W Ranch’s Pasture-Raised Eggs

If you've ever seen chickens in a natural environment, you'll understand why they enjoy following our cattle around the pasture rotation from spring through fall. Fresh air, bright sunshine, healthy exercise, yummy bugs, and seeds... What's not to like if you're a...

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Health Benefits of Dry-Aged Grass-fed Beef for Baby Boomers

Health Benefits of Dry-Aged Grass-fed Beef for Baby Boomers

The Rest of our Lives As Baby Boomers, we've seen a lot of change during our time. We've seen wars, space exploration, fad diets, and computers shrinking so small they fit in our pockets. For most of us, one of the things that remain consistent is our love for a good...

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Savory Pastured Chicken Recipes

Savory Pastured Chicken Recipes

Whole roasted chicken is a family favorite in many homes. The dish is simple to make, provides a warm, hearty taste that will please even the pickiest of eaters. At Rafter W Ranch, we believe the type of chicken you use in our recipes is one of the most important...

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Organic vs. Pasture-Raised Chicken

Organic vs. Pasture-Raised Chicken

As consumers, we are bombarded with labels when shopping for food.  What do they all mean and which is best?  When the choice is between a pasture-raised chicken and one that is labeled organic, the difference comes down to how the chicken was treated during its...

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Cooking Dry-Aged Beef: 6 Tips to Prepare a Succulent Meal

Cooking Dry-Aged Beef: 6 Tips to Prepare a Succulent Meal

Dry-aged beef is a delectable treat that is enjoyed by many beef enthusiasts and aficionados alike; getting better with age - like a fine wine - dry-aged beef is more tender, and much more succulent than typical beef. Although cooking dry-aged beef takes longer than...

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