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3 Unusual Grilling Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

3 Unusual Grilling Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

Unusual Grilling Recipes   There are lots of choices when it comes to grilling meat. Why not try one of these unusual grilling recipes for your next barbecue?   Spicy Grilled Hanger Steaks   New York strip and ribeye aren't the only steaks worthy of grill...

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How Grass-Fed Helps the Environment

How Grass-Fed Helps the Environment

How Grass-Fed Helps the Environment   Audubon Society In the late 1800's hats adorned with bird feathers were at the height of fashion. In 1896, a group of ladies concerned with the ever decreasing numbers of shorebirds organized what would become the first...

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Sustainability Goes Mainstream, Is It Time to Follow?

Sustainability Goes Mainstream, Is It Time to Follow?

Sustainability Hits Mainstream Consumers' Personal Values   Under intense pressure to meet demand for products that measure up to consumers’ personal values, U.S. food companies are feverishly working to rejuvenate their brands with green initiatives. Last year’s...

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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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