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Grazing Pigs – Fencing Tips

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

If you’d like to raise pigs, this piece from the On Pasture archives is a great way to start. Check the end of the article for opportunities to learn more about raising livestock and marketing and selling meat. Of all the animals we have raised (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, dogs and cats), we like the […]

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A New Meat School Coming to a Town or Computer Near You!

By   /  September 14, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on A New Meat School Coming to a Town or Computer Near You!

Are you interested in learning more about production, processing and selling your pasture-finished product to diverse market channels? Would you like new ways to manage risk in your meat business and improve your profitability? If the answers are yes, then you’ll want to check out the Western Meat School. The Western Meat School is organized […]

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Where Can You Find a USDA Poultry Processing Facility?

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Where Can You Find a USDA Poultry Processing Facility?

Folks are asking for this information this time of year. From November of 2017 – here’s a list of USDA poultry processing facilities. I was told by a well established USDA inspected poultry processor that there were only a dozen or so small-scale USDA inspected poultry processors in the country that are willing to process […]

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A List of USDA Processing Plants for Your Chickens

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  3 Comments

I was told by a well established USDA inspected poultry processor that there were only a dozen or so small-scale USDA inspected poultry processors in the country that are willing to process for independent farmers. I thought, “That cannot be true!” So as the Program Manager of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network, a Cooperative […]

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Egg Production: What You Need to Do and Charge to Make It Pay

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  7 Comments

I adore eggs, the way they look with their different shades of white, off-white, tan, brown, green, and blue, their smooth shell, their sensual shape. I love to eat eggs, the quick and easy package of calories, protein, and nutrients they provide and the myriad of ways they can be cooked. In fact, I just […]

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