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Moving to the

Moving to the "Summer Home"

August 18, 2019

In May, we trailered all cows to pastures that aren’t by our home farm. We live in a predominantly farm land area, so our pastures are spread out across the county. In the winter, we bring all the cows home so we can assist in calving, if needed. But we don’t have enough pasture and grass to sustain all of our cows year-round. This is why they are brought to their summer home (fancy, right?) when the grass is strong enough to support them.

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Plant Based Meat

Plant Based Meat

August 11, 2019

We have all heard about it. I see the movements of people’s ever changing dietary habits toward plant based diets. These diets are much like what my cows eat making it plant based meat. 

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USDA What's Your Beef?

Beef Slang Explained!

June 29, 2019

Do you feel lost with all the vocabulary surrounding beef? Like what does USDA Prime mean? What’s marbling? What’s dry aged?

Don’t worry, we got you covered if you are feeling confused with all the beef slang! Some of the most common words in the beef industry include marbling, tenderness, USDA grades, and dry-aged.

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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 16, 2019. 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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