Author archive for Patti

  • Local Meeting for Grass Fed Beef Producers

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    I am often asked to speak to various groups of cattlemen concerning grass fed beef production and marketing.The following represents one of these meetings: Though my education and experience are in the field of livestock production my only credentials in coming to you tonight is Our Story.  The story of our family farm would parallel that of many of yours

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  • Rotational Grazing

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    I have always explained what we do is to raise grass.We then use cattle to harvest that crop.The key to using forages optimally is to rotationally graze these forages.Under rotational grazing the livestock is allowed to graze only one portion of the pasture at a time,allowing the rest of the pasture to rest.To accomplish this the open pasture is subdivided

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  • Grass Farming

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    We often have said that what we do is raise grass.I love grass and of course green is my favorite color.My favorite lesson to teach my kids in science is the wonder of photosynthesis and how grass makes it is own food from the energy of the sun storing that food and releasing oxygen.It is a natural cycle to use

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  • UCS Shows Grassfed Higher Omega-3 and CLA

    UCS Shows Grassfed Higher Omega-3 and CLA

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    In a study published last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists an independent scientific group has reported what we grass farmers have been saying all along, that beef from grass-fed is healthier. This study has put together findings comparing both pasture finished and conventionally finished beef and dairy   Grass-fed beef and dairy contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid

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  • Organic Certification for Processing – Press Release

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    Missouri Grass Farmers Now Offer Organic Certified Processing To Family Farms This month Fruitland American Meat in Jackson, Missouri owned by veterinarian Dr. Patricia Whisnant and cattleman Mark Whisnant received USDA approval for organic certified processing.  The Whisnants are grass fed beef ranchers who market their beef directly through their website AmericanGrassFedBeef.com. Dr. Whisnant shares, We initially sold large cuts

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