Cattle at White Oak Pastures: Breeding Our Own Herd

White Oak Pastures Team

White Oak Pastures Cattle Breeding History

In 1866, Will Harris' great grandfather brought a herd of cattle with him to White Oak Pastures. These cattle would have been Florida Cracker or Pineywoods cattle, feral descendents of the livestock brought to North America by the Spanish. These are the only two breeds that would have been available in Georgia 150 years ago (and today, both breeds are recognized and considered rare by The Livestock Conservancy).

Certified Organic Isn't Enough.

White Oak Pastures Team

While speaking at a recent summit, Will Harris got a lot of attention when he told the audience,

“Some of the worst regenerative farm practices I’ve ever seen were on industrial organic, USDA Certified Organic, production farms.”

Grassfed, Pasture-Raised Red Meat & Heart Health

Chelsea Brinegar

One of the best parts of the Regenerative Food Movement is that it binds together people from many walks of life. Whether the focus is on raising livestock, fitness, culinary arts, or health, we are all hungry for the same thing: good, clean food. We are grateful for our new friendship and partnership with Chelsea and Joel at Ultimate Paleo Guide and Ultimate Meal Plans and pleased to share their perspective with our readers.

Need lunch ideas for kids? Try these using pasture-raised meat.

White Oak Pastures Team

Easy, Healthy Kid Lunch Ideas Using Pasture-Raised Meat 

Feeding your kids’ changing appetites can sometimes be a challenge, but using pasture-raised meats in your lunches doesn’t have to be. Between ready-made foods and creative recipes, there are plenty of ways to use pasture-raised meats in easy-to-prepare, kid-approved meals.

Celebrating President’s Day? Try one of these presidents' favorite meals.

Corinne Kocher

How do you celebrate President’s Day? It may not be the most well-known holiday of the year, but at White Oak Pastures, we’ll get behind any excuse to celebrate with a pasture-raised meal.

When looking for President’s Day inspiration, we started to research presidential favorite foods on the historical record. As it turns out, many of our nation’s presidents were extremely vocal about their ideal meals.

So to celebrate this President’s Day, we collected a list of 10 past president's favorite foods—and many can be made with White Oak Pastures products!

Introducing Grassfed Tallow Butter, “Tallow Be Thy Name”

Corinne Kocher

Introducing our newest product from our on-farm commissary kitchen: grassfed tallow butter. Tallow Be Thy Name is a dairy-free tallow butter substitute.

The Beauty of Bone Broth: Gut Nurturing Nutrients

Sarah Armstrong

Our guest blogger Sarah Armstrong, along with her sister Ashley, are The Strong Sistas, two girls passionate about regenerative agriculture, sharing the carnivore way of life, & all things health & fitness.

Bone broth has recently resurfaced as a hot commodity - literally - in the health realm, with particular presence in the paleo, keto, & carnivore circles. Despite the boom in popularity, bone broth is nothing new. Bone broth has been a staple item in several traditional cultures for centuries, and for good reason.

Will’s Wisdom: Australian Fires and Imported Grassfed Beef

Will Harris

Fact: American grassfed beef ranches have lost most of their profitability in the last few years.

I have found it necessary to rethink encouraging new producers to embrace our regenerative cattle production model. I now feel compelled to warn them to be very careful.  This is because we veteran American grassfed beef producers have recognized that "Greenwashed" foreign product is destroying our margin structure.   

Because I have been publicly vocal on the topic of unlabeled imported grassfed beef, I am now being asked if the Australian fires have lessened the amount of foreign product that we are competing with.

Why eat pasture-raised sausage?

White Oak Pastures Team

We’re proud of the sausage we make on our farm. There is a noticeable difference between White Oak Pastures organic, small-batch, pasture-raised sausage, and common commodity sausage that you would find in the average grocery store aisle.

Brian Sapp, our Director of Operations, has responded to customers who inquire about our sausage, how we make it, and why. Here’s an excerpt from one of Brian’s recent replies to a customer.

How To Perfectly Cook Grassfed Beef

White Oak Pastures Team

Welcome to our master guide on how to cook grassfed beef. 

6 Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dishes To Go With Pasture-Raised Turkey

Corinne Kocher

Your superbly-cooked pasture-raised turkey is going to need to be in good company at Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these Thanksgiving side dishes recipes for the perfect accompaniment to a pasture-raised turkey.

Eating Paleo? Here's Why Pasture-Raised Matters

Dr. Paul Saladino, "Carnivore MD"

Our guest blogger, Dr. Paul Saladino, "The Carnivore MD", is a leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. 

As a practicing medical doctor, I get this question a lot, with good reason:

Is grassfed meat really worth it?

The short answer is: yes! The long answer is still yes, when you consider the two important questions below.

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Bacon-wrapped pasture-raised chicken legs and smoked sugar-free bacon. Ecological Outcome Verified, non-GMO and Animal Welfare Certified.
Non-dairy Grassfed Beef Tallow Butter Substitute Tallow Be Thy Name. Certified Grassfed. Ecological Outcome Verified. Animal Welfare Certified.


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