The Green Grass of Spring

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The Green Grass of Spring
The Green Grass of Spring
How if Affects Calf Growth and Cow Breedback
What a joyful moment it is […]

That Lush Green Grass of Spring!

Editorial From RDUSA Board of Directors
At the last Board of Directors meeting a discussion led to the suggestion of helping new and inexperienced breeders (and also experienced breeders) with any problems or questions they may have.  So we would like to hear from you.  What problems would you like help with, what questions would you […]

The Role of Ruminants in Solving Ecological Problems

The Article
Jeremy Engh has sent a link to an article titled “The Role of Ruminants in Reducing Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint in North America”.  This article is found on the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation website and is copyrighted by the Soil and Water Conservation Society.  It is authored by W. R. Teaque of Texas […]

Follow Up to Last Post

Two Interesting Comments

We welcome comments to any of our posts on the RDUSA blog and recently have received several excellent responses.  The last post,” USDA’s AMS Making Changes”, received two very good and informative responses.  Because I don’t know if many follow up on old posts to check for comments, I decided to make everyone […]

USDA’s AMS Making Changes

AMS is Pulling Grass Fed and Naturally Raised Standards 

A couple of weeks ago fellow board member Anne DeRousie sent me the following article found on the website.  Written by Rita Jane Gabbett, the article is “USDA’s AMS Pulls Standard for Grass Fed, Naturally-raised Meat”.  Ms. Gabbett reports that the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Services has announced […]

4th Annual Southern Iowa Grazing Conference

The Southern Iowa Grazing Conference is Feb. 12-13 in Bloomfield, IA.
The annual Southern Iowa Grazing Conference will emphasize soil health, dairy farming, and grassfed beef production on Friday and Saturday, February 12-13, at the Mutchler Community Center in Bloomfield, IA. Join farmers and colleagues from across the Midwest to network, learn, and enjoy delicious farm-grown […]

January 20th, 2016|Association News, Cattle News, Grass Fed Beef, Health, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marketing Survey Says

Marketing Research on the Millennial Generation

A high percentage of RDUSA members and others who visit our website market grass finished beef directly to the consumer.  There is an interesting article on marketing beef in the September 2015 issue of COW/CALF PRODUCER  that I think will be useful to direct marketers.  This magazine is a publication […]

SGF, Are You Kidding?

No, once again I am not kidding.  In the last issue of The Stockman Grass Farmer (for many in the sustainable livestock farming and ranching world the equivalent of Martha Stewart Living) has a RDUSA member, Hillside Pastures owned by Daniel and Linda Marquardt, featured in the Producer Profile.  It can be found on page 23 of the […]

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