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.”
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.
Cage-free, Free Range, pasture-raised, organic: poultry and eggs come advertised with a head-scratching number of “labels” and descriptions. Although these labels may sound similar, some qualifications are more regulated than others and they all indicate completely different levels of animal welfare.
Check out our comprehensive guide to understand the difference between Free Range vs pasture-raised vs cage-free, and what labels conscious consumers are choosing to purchase.
Twenty five years ago, I began slowly transitioning our family farm from the industrial cattle farm that it had become. Today we pasture-raise cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, goats, rabbits, honey, eggs, organic vegetables, and a lot of the other products that the Abundance of Nature provides when her cycles are functioning properly.
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.
No parabens, no phtalates, no artificial colors - the new line of White Oak Pastures soaps use only our grassfed, pasture-raised, regenerative beef tallow, processed on our very own farm.
When you use our Grassfed Tallow Foaming Soap and our Grassfed Tallow Body Wash, you know that it's made entirely of 100% fat from White Oak Pastures cattle - Certified Grassfed by the American Grassfed Association, Certified Humane, rated a Step 4 in the Global Animal Partnership, and Certified EOV by the Savory Institute.
It's been said that our skin is our body's largest organ, and we believe you should follow the same principles for skincare products as you do with the foods you consume.
Do you believe in Climate Change?
Most thinking people do.
Do you worry about how climate change will impact future generations?
Most compassionate people do.
Do you wish that there was an action, that you could do from the comfort of your home, to cease contributing to climate change and even help to mitigate its incredible ongoing damage?
There is, if you are willing to take action on it.
October 12th is National Farmer Day, and we're taking a moment to think about the state of today's farmers.
This past weekend, White Oak Pastures was a sponsor for SHIFTCON, an annual conference for wellness influencers. We became involved through the American Grassfed Association, which facilitated a donation of White Oak Pastures grassfed beef brisket, pasture-raised duck, and pasture-raised chicken for three of the dinners for conference attendees (all 250).
After the conference, a select group of influencers traveled to southwest Georgia for a field trip to White Oak Pastures. This is where we got to see how these online personalities engage their audiences - they ask questions about everything!
Under a new rule, "the Trump administration will allow pork plants to reduce the number of Department of Agriculture line inspectors assigned to them and run their slaughter lines without any speed limit".
Brian Sapp, White Oak Pastures' Director of Operations, compares it to "the fox running the hen house". With this "modernization", large plants can push the limits on speed and capacity while also remaining the ones determining the safety of the product.