Next Ship Day: July 6, 2020

Meat, Meat, and More Meat

Meat, Meat, and More Meat

June 13, 2019

Have you heard of the latest diet out there called the Carnivore Diet? It’s a new diet that is gaining popularity quickly. You basically consume meat and water and that’s it. This diet is not the same as...

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Girl, Farm On!

Girl, Farm On!

May 26, 2019

Did you know that women count for over 30 percent of all US farmers? During the last US Census of Agriculture back in 2012, there were 969,672 women farmers! Here are some other facts on women...

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Beef's Role in Child Development

Beef's Role in Child Development

May 17, 2019

Have you ever wondered if beef is needed for your child to develop properly? The internet is flooded with so much information these days on what foods a child should eat or not eat in order to develop...

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When is Father's Day this Year?

When is Father's Day this Year?

May 13, 2019

Okay, back to Father’s Day! It’s just over a month away on Sunday, June 21, 2020. While I may have ruined the breakfast-in-bed gift for my mom on mother’s day, something I refuse to ruin for Father’s Day is the grill out.

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Corn Fed Beef - Not Just Because We are the

Corn Fed Beef - Not Just Because We are the "Cornhuskers!"

March 19, 2019

“Why do you feed your cattle corn?” Glad you asked! There are a lot of reasons we feed corn, and not just because we are the “cornhuskers!” (#GBR)

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Cows Farts & Seaweed: What the Ag Community is Doing to Decrease Methane Production

Cows Farts & Seaweed: What the Ag Community is Doing to Decrease Methane Production

March 07, 2019

Let's talk sustainability.⁣⁣

COW FARTS is what everyone is saying produces the most methane in agriculture? Cows don't fart very much- they burp! The cow's burp is what adds the methane to the environment that everyone is talking about. There's no denying that cows contribute to greenhouse gases, but the real question is how much do they actually contribute?

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Oak Barn Beef - Dry Aged Beef

Everything is Better with Time - Dry Aged Beef

December 03, 2018

If you’ve been following along with Oak Barn Beef, you have probably already asked yourself, “What exactly is dry-aged beef?” Well, dry aging is utilizing time and technique to make the most premium beef for you and your family.

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Oak Barn Beef DNA Testing

23 & Me for Cattle? DNA Testing Impacts Beef Quality

November 19, 2018

Neogen Corporation, a local DNA Testing Company has helped us significantly improve our beef quality since adopting the DNA Test.

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Oak Barn Beef Cow

Cows Impact on the Environment

November 05, 2018

“According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the largest sources of U.S. GHG emissions in 2016 were electricity production (28 percent of total emissions), transportation (28 percent) and industry (22 percent). All of agriculture accounted for a total of 9 percent. All of animal agriculture contributes less than half of this amount, representing 3.9 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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Oak Barn Beef Hannah Esch

Our Story

October 17, 2018 1 Comment

When a third grader from a rural community told me that eggs came from cows because they were next to the dairy items in the grocery store, I knew it was the agricultural community’s job to step up and start educating the people that matter to food producers the most: consumers.

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Oak Barn Farm Compare Dry Aged Beef and Grocery Store Beef

Why Dry Aging Beef Makes a World of Difference

July 01, 2018 1 Comment

What does dry aging mean? It’s mature! No wonder it makes a cut of beef so much more tender and flavorful…

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Buzz Word Dictionary - What Does All the Grocery Store Slang Mean?

July 01, 2018

During my time in this industry, I've learned a lot of people do not know what "grass-fed beef", or any of the "buzz words" that are constantly used to describe how animals are raised really are. I made an easy-to-read list to help break it down.

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