Tag Archives: Meat

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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The Future of Rare Breed Farms

In 1992, surrounded by English Cotswold sheep, this city girl found her calling. Dr. Robyn Metcalfe did not grow up on a farm but found her passion was preserving heritage livestock. She shared the story of her family’s efforts at … Continue reading

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Chicken Parade appeals to visitors of any age

For nearly 40 years, students and families have visited Shelburne Farms connecting with livestock, meeting farmers and learning about the natural environment. After programs, families enjoy a walk across the Farm’s 14,000-acre grounds. Everyone loves parades! Shelburne Farms hosts a Chicken Parade … 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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Creative Marketing & Branding of Local Livestock Products

As prices for farm inputs continue to climb, farmers must work hard to generate and sustain demand for their premium products. Dr. George Saperstein of Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Patrick Beck of New England Grass Fed, raising … 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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Raising sheep for meat

Do you want to learn about raising sheep? If so, attend the next Sheep School at Tufts for practical skills to raise sheep including: managing meat and wool enterprises, overseeing a breeding program, assessing sheep health, appropriate handling and facilities as … Continue reading

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