Book Review – The Farmer and the Grill by Shannon Hayes

I enjoyed reading “The Farmer and the Grill”.  This book was short and simple, but is a great one for understanding the principles of how to grill grass-fed meat and make it tender and tasty.  I also enjoyed learning about the differences between cuts of meat and how tougher cuts were often more flavorful.

Understanding how critical internal temperatures are will help me to grill more successfully.  The other method I learned was indirect grilling.  I will be using this method frequently now.

A lot of the book is devoted to recipes for many different types and cuts of meat.  I am excited to try some of these recipes out.

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Book Review – Grassfed to Finish by Allan Nation

Grassfed to finish is the best book I have read so far on finishing grass fed beef. It is very practical and explains the important factors in creating grass finished beef that is tender, tasty and healthy.

I also like that the book explains techniques to produce finished grass-fed beef year round. This will be an important skill for farmers as abattoirs require year round supply to stay profitable. Explaining several models that other countries use to produce grass fed beef was helpful as well.

I felt that Allan’s explanation of the challenges and opportunities in this industry were realistic but encouraging.

There is so much practical knowledge in this book and general wisdom. This book exceeded my expectations.

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Book Review – Grass Fed Cattle by Julius Ruechel

This book is an excellent and comprehensive overview of raising cattle on grass.  The book is packed with practical information.  It explains exactly what you need and don’t need to get started raising grass fed beef.  There is no sugar coating of all the difficult things that need to be managed when raising beef.  However, the book is encouraging as it gives you strategies to produce a better product, become more profitable, and improve your cattle operation every year.

The practical nuts and bolts how-to combined with the methods for planning your operation make this book one of the best I have read on the subject of raising and selling beef.

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Episode-127 Spring on the Farm and Member’s Program

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In this episode I introduce the member’s program and talk about what I’ve been up to this spring.  Tune in to hear about fence building, farm store, cattle search, chicks and more.

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Book Review – How to Direct Market Your Beef by Jan Holder

How to Direct Market Your Beef was a good book to get an overview of how to direct market beef. I found the information to be a little scattered and disorganized, but there was some very important and helpful information I learned. The book definitely gives some good ideas and things to keep in mind.

I found the book to be a little discouraging as it is very honest about the difficulties in direct marketing your beef. However, it is helpful to know the things which are difficult, rather than trying to direct market to certain channels and realize their requirement later. One example of this would be that restaurants want fresh beef. This is a very important piece of information to know for someone interested in marketing to restaurants. It changes your production methods, processing schedule, delivery requirements and more.

Overall, I would recommend reading this book. I would not consider this book comprehensive on the subject. It’s a quick read and has some very valuable information.

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Episode-126 Raising Chickens with Kunal Sampat

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Kunal Sampat of Sampat Farms and The Raising Backyard Chickens Course joins us for today’s show.

We discuss how Kunal started raising chickens, tips for beginners and Kunal’s online course on how to raise backyard chickens.

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