Who Rules The Roost?

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Apr 9, 2017 9:26:32 PM
 
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Topics: Animal Welfare, Pastured Poultry

Our Year In Review

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Jan 6, 2017 11:29:16 AM

“We pray for plenty of good hard work to do, and the strength to do it.” 

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Regenerative Land Management, Rural Community, Zero-Waste

Employee Spotlight: Small Ruminant Manager Matthew Cantrell

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Dec 8, 2016 10:56:23 PM


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Topics: Animal Welfare, Regenerative Land Management, Staff Spotlight, Uncategorized

Teenagers With Nose Rings

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Nov 17, 2016 2:10:55 PM

We are trying a new type of weaning this year: wean rings. This is a plastic ring that clips inside the calf’s nose like a clip-on earring. We think wean rings are the least stressful and most natural way to wean.  When the calf tries to nurse its mother, the ring’s spiky points make it uncomfortable for the mamma to nurse her calf. She’ll then initiate the weaning process. These rings may look drastic, but they are safe and cannot hurt the mamma cow. Our calves are still able to have all the physical contact that they want with their mammas. They can still nuzzle, follow around, and get licked on by their mammas.

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Topics: Animal Welfare, #cattle #animalhusbandry #animalwelfare, Uncategorized

Simply stated: Chickens aren’t vegetarian. They just ain’t.

Posted by Angela Huffman on Oct 20, 2016 8:56:00 AM


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Topics: Animal Welfare, Pastured Poultry

Debunking the “feed the world” myth

Posted by Angela Huffman on Oct 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The topic of “feeding the world” is hotly debated.

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Regenerative Land Management, Rural Community

Holiday turkeys with a higher purpose

Posted by Angela Huffman on Sep 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM

  

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Pastured Poultry, Regenerative Land Management, Holistic Management

Land, livestock, and the pursuit of a new logo

Posted by Jenni Harris on Sep 1, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Selling premium, value-added meat and poultry to consumers requires a good amount of marketing, which is not something that comes naturally to us here at White Oak Pastures. Fonts, color schemes, photos and logo designs weren’t handed down from previous generations like land stewardship and livestock husbandry. But, as we’ve done with so many changes during our rapid growth, we adapted to and embraced this new component: logo design.

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Regenerative Land Management, Rural Community, Harris Family

Day in the life of John Pedersen, Hog Manager, midwife to the sows

Posted by Angela Huffman on Aug 11, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Photo by Laura Mortelliti

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Staff Spotlight, Pastured Pigs

We’ve got balls at White Oak Pastures

Posted by Angela Huffman on Aug 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Castration of male animals is a common practice in the livestock industry. Said to reduce aggression, the practice likely came about with the confinement of cattle in crowded conditions where the animals aren’t free to roam and express natural instinctive behaviors. As Will Harris says, you just can’t keep a bunch of bulls in confinement; it’s like the worst prison movie you’ve ever seen.

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Kitchen, Nose-To-Tail, Castration, Cowboy caviar, Rocky Mountain oysters



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