Grass Fed Beef

Devons Working on the Western Range

Jenny Sabo of Harrison, MT sent in the following information and photos of Devon X Red Angus steers that the Sabos sold to Fishing Owl Farm of Livingston, MT. Fishing Owl Farm is owned by Kelly Niles and Jeff Welch.

They bought the steers in April of 2013 and summered them on irrigated pasture […]

May 21st, 2014|Devons, Genectics, Grass Fed Beef, Selecting Cattle|0 Comments

Devon Steer is Part of a Taste Test in Florida

Jeff Moore reports that he took part in a taste test in Florida in late March. The project was the result of the hard work and planning of Dr. Ron Harrell and his brother-in-law Les Nichols of H&N Farms in the Florida panhandle. It started as an endeavor to proof that quality grass […]

April 23rd, 2014|Cattle News, Devons, Grass Fed Beef|0 Comments

Firefly Farms Featured in Citizen Times

Firefly Farms, Scott Paquin, was featured by the Asheville, North Carolina Citizen Times. Rachel Brownlee provided some good background history on Devon’s, their superior characteristics, and a good recipe at the end. Read More Here . . .

October 18th, 2013|Grass Fed Beef, Health, News, Recipes|0 Comments

They lied to us; here’s the truth

At some point, “red meat” became taboo in the nutritional world. If you put good old-fashioned grass-fed, organically-raised meat in a nutrition analyzer, you’d find it’s one of the most nutritious foods you can eat.

Still, many people want to believe that all red meat is unhealthy. A new study out of Harvard once again attempts […]

May 16th, 2013|Grass Fed Beef, Health|0 Comments

No Bull: The Basic Science of Why Grass Fed Beef is Better

Fats can be categorized in many ways: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated; according to their smoking points; liquid or solid; good for you (anti-inflammatory) or bad for you (pro-inflammatory), and essential and nonessential. Essential fats are those which you have to acquire through your diet; nonessential are those which your body can make on its own. All fatty acids consist of triglycerides composed of three fatty acid chains that are chemically bound to a glycerol molecule. Fatty acids are strings of carbon molecules with a variable number of double bonds between the carbon atoms and a methyl (-CH3) group at the end of the molecule.

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September 20th, 2010|Grass Fed Beef, Health|0 Comments

Muscle Mass: High Carcass Yield

The beef animal that has a high yielding carcass will not work in the feed lot system for the prescribed time of 150 days without becoming a yield grade 4-5 or greater. The high yielding carcass animal has multiple characteristics for utilization of feed stuffs through digestive abilities that the average animal does not possess today; this animal also has natural fat deposits that are requirements for grass performance; however the feed lot industry discriminates against that fat. Today no breeder I know of selects for this body type or fat, there are no market for these cattle except in the grass feeding industry.
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September 16th, 2009|Genectics, Grass Fed Beef, Selecting Cattle|0 Comments

The Secret to Producing Gourmet Beef on Grass

There was a time when it was enough just to say “I’m a cowman”. Thanks to people like Allan Nation and Jim Gerrish, we came to realize that the term “grass farmer” another way of looking at our calling. But the term “grass farmer” short-changed the animal in the equation. A cow is far more than just a “grass harvester”.

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March 18th, 2008|Genectics, Grass Fed Beef, Selecting Cattle|0 Comments

Some Harsh Facts About E. coli

E. coli is a naturally occurring bacterium that has some particularly virulent strains (E. Coli 0157:H7) that are dangerous to human health. We have all heard about meat recalls and outbreaks that actually kill people. The most recent press that everybody has seen is about tainted spinach. Some people are theorizing that this spinach was infected with E. coli by exposure to animal manure or human manure (feces from farm workers). E. coli is a very dangerous threat to human health.

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September 18th, 2007|Conventional Agriculture, Grass Fed Beef, Health|0 Comments

Why is it so important that we put Devon back in our pastures?

There are more reasons than I can list here. And others would have even longer lists of their own. But if I was going to sum up my answer in a single sentence it would be:

Because the consumer deserves a healthy and delicious eating experience and no animal is better equipped to provide it naturally than Devon!

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November 18th, 2006|Grass Fed Beef|0 Comments

Dr. Susan Ducket: Grass Fed is Better

NW and SW Project Grass Regional Grass Fed Seminar

September 16, 2006 Worthington, PA

Keynote Speaker: Dr Susan Duckett, Clemson University,

Ernest L. Corley Jr. Trustees Endowed Chair, email Dr. Ducket

“Pasture Based Beef has less Cholesterol Content than Chicken Breast!!!”

Meat from Pasture Based animals have highest levels of cancer-fighting fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid – CLA – was […]

September 18th, 2006|Grass Fed Beef, Health|0 Comments