Tag Archives: Beef

Rules for Antimicrobial Drug Use in Food Animals

On October 1, 2015, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules changed for the use of certain antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics) commonly used in livestock production. Craig Lewis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Veterinary Medical Officer, Office of the Center Director Center for … Continue reading

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Harmony Meadows Farm Raises and Shows Champion Belted Galloways

At Harmony Meadows Farm in Glocester, RI, the Romani family breeds registered Belted Galloway cattle as breeding stock. They focus breeding efforts on quality genetics and prize-winning conformation. The Romanis sell superior beef steers and champion show stock. Kirsten Romani … Continue reading

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RI Farmer finds conservation land & sustainability essential

How can a young or beginning farmer afford land, equipment, seed and soil amendments or livestock and feed? Jim Booth, Farm Manager of Aquidneck Farms, runs a sustainable, economically viable livestock farm. “Livestock farming takes a lot of land,” Booth … Continue reading

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Rabbits are back, trendy and profitable

Once a meal of necessity, common among rural and depression-stricken families, rabbit is now back in favor. Grass-fed, pasture raised rabbits grace menus at high-end, trendy restaurants. Patrick Beck, owner of New England Grass Fed, is a former landscape architect and grass-fed beef salesperson; Beck started … Continue reading

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Year-round grass-fed meats at Watson Farm

Don and Heather Minto run a thriving grass-fed beef operation utilizing heritage breeds at Watson Farm, a 265-acre farm in Jamestown, RI. [more]

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Trends in American meat choices

NPR reported that Americans are eating less beef these days. A story posted at their blog, The Salt, contains  great information about changes in our eating and the high input requirements of livestock:  food, water, land, and energy (tractors/shipping) Graphics show … Continue reading

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Raising premium pork at Footsteps Farm

Craig and Sheryl Floyd raise grass-fed pork, heirloom beef, poultry (turkeys, layer chickens and broilers) peacocks and Guinea fowl) in Stonington, CT. Footsteps Farm has been the only “Certified Humane®” producer in Connecticut since 2006. Floyds’ livestock are “free range … Continue reading

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