It's Not the Cow, It's the HOW!

February 28, 2022

Today I want to write about the COW, and the HOW.

First, to give credit to the slogan, "It's not the cow, it's the how," read the book Sacred Cow, written by Diana Rodgers and Rob Wolf.

Another very interesting story is that of Nicolette Hahn Niman, a longtime vegetarian turned cattle rancher and beef advocate.

I haven't read her book yet, Defending Beef, but it's on my "To Read" list.

Here's an interesting article written about her and her story in the The Guardian.

Isn't it amazing how our minds are shaped by what we hear, see and read?

Growing up on a farm and having my boots and hands in the dirt all my life gives me a different perspective than from someone sitting in an office chair in a high-rise office complex day in and day out.

Granted, I can see why some people are concerned about the effects cattle have on the environment, but again, it's "Not the cow, it's the how."

If you confine thousands of animals in a small area and truck the feed to them, it does create some issues.

Allow them to graze out on the land and move them daily, like the buffalo used to do, and now your creating a win-win for everyone.

We humans like to make things complicated. It seems the more complicated the betteršŸ˜µ

What would you rather eat?

Beyond Beef:
Water, pea protein*, expeller-pressed canola oil, refined coconut oil, rice protein, natural flavors, dried yeast, cocoa butter, methylcellulose, contains 1% or less: potato starch, salt, potassium chloride, beet powder color, apple extract, pomegranate concentrate, sunflower lecithin, vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, vitamins and minerals (zinc sulfate, niacinamide [vitamin B3], pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], cyanocobalamin [vitamin B12], calcium pantothenate)

OR,

Grass-fed Beef:
water, sunshine and grass.

I know this is nothing new to you. You wouldn't be reading this, (if you still are) if you weren't aware of all this but it's time we get back to the basics.

Real food, from real people who care about the land.

Ok, enough on that.

Have a great week.

Your farmer,
Craig

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