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Dr. Olree Tells All: The Forbidden Knowledge Series

Forbidden Knowledge Presents, Dr Richard Olree of a speech held in Livonia MI about the benefits of minerals, and whole foods, In the genetic structure of life and the human body.
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April 16th, 2013|Health, Minerals|0 Comments

Is Anybody Listening?

It’s too easy when you’ve been in the cattle business for awhile, to lose sight of what it’s all about. Maybe you can get away with a “who cares” attitude if your time is taken up with EPDs and pour-ons and the price of fertilizer.

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September 20th, 2011|Conventional Agriculture, Health|0 Comments

Understanding Phenotype & Genetic Expression & Nutrition In Livestock Production

Introduction

As I have studied the philosophies and accomplishments of many of the world’s greatest stockmen I have learned the common denominator was their desire to produce an animal that was extremely functional in its environment. Grasping their thought processes for selection, management and breeding practices have been both mentally challenging and rewarding for me. While not always blatantly apparent, I came to understand that in order to produce cattle with the genetic ability to exhibit and recreate the correct body type ultimately requires the right nutrition, even prior to conception.

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May 16th, 2011|Genectics, Health, Selecting Cattle|0 Comments

Food as Medicine

Everything you eat provides your body with information as to how to express the genes your parents gave you.

We all have approximately 30,000 genes, and while we really don’t differ that much from one another genetically, there are huge differences in our phenotypes, or how we look and interact with our environment. Many things can affect the development of our phenotype – what our mothers ate while we were in utero, what we ate while we were young, our environments, any traumas, any toxin exposures, whether we exercise, whether we sleep, an infection, poor dental hygiene, etc.

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September 20th, 2010|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

The H.I.L. Quotient

Typically when one thinks of quality beef, words like tender, juicy, and flavorful come to mind. Smooth, rich, sweet, or creamy describe quality milk. You may be satisfied about the job in those areas.

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December 16th, 2008|Genectics, Health|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

There’s No Place Like Home

The environment, more than grass alone, shaped the calf to successfully live, produce, and reproduce. It is as important in making a successful cow, as the family environment is in making a successful youngster.

Adaptation is a critical factor that too many overlook when purchasing, managing or moving cattle. It is important to consider the trauma and shock that takes place in the life of an animal that is removed from the pastures in which he or she was conceived and born to. Beyond that, the calf is nourished from mother’s milk based on those same grasses.

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July 18th, 2007|Genectics, Health|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