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Anatolian Shepherds: Ancient Guardians

Anatolian Shepherds: Ancient Guardians

One of the hardest parts of raising livestock is when things go wrong, and you lose some of your animals. This happened to us last year when some coyotes killed a significant number of our chickens. Of course, it’s safer to keep chickens and livestock contained...
Fit Pastured Meats Into Your Budget

Fit Pastured Meats Into Your Budget

We talked about the hidden costs of conventionally produced meats, and the relative value of pastured meats, but that doesn’t change your monthly grocery budget. How do you make the shift to pastured meats when your expenses have so far reflected the...
Honest Pricing: Why Is Pastured Meat More Expensive?

Honest Pricing: Why Is Pastured Meat More Expensive?

At Rafter W Ranch, we believe that sustainable farming practices are important to the health of individuals and our planet as a whole. Our goal is to make sure that the products we produce are of the highest quality, providing nutrition for our customers while...
The History of Angus Cattle

The History of Angus Cattle

Hey, friends! We’ve already shared some of the history behind our Dexter cattle and Katahdin hair sheep; now we’d like to spend a portion of time talking about another breed of cattle that we raise here at Rafter W Ranch; the “Famous Black...
Processing Waste, What Do We Do With It ?

Processing Waste, What Do We Do With It ?

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 positive impact for...