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Pig in front pasture

Are your chops happy?

By Ira White / 05 Jan 2024

by Ira White I like to buy my meat locally and it’s nice when one can also visit the farms where it is raised. I am both a customer and friends with folks at the two farms I am about to mention. My first trip to Feld Farms was incredible. They raise so many different…

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Have you heard of Ractopamine?

By Ira White / 18 Nov 2023
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There is an additive to animal feed that many are unaware of. There is no required mention of it on food labels. There is controversy over its use. It is currently restricted in 160 nations in the world. So, is it safe? I will present what I have found, and you can decide for yourself.…

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Hooray I forgot to close the gate!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / 21 Jul 2018

This morning after feeding the piggies I came inside to do some chores and was sitting in front of my laptop in the living room when I heard a rumble on the back deck and looked out to see…PeeWee! – my biggest boar by 2x – walk past. Uh oh. I’d been in and out…

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