Big Pharma

By Prosperity Acres On April 23rd, 2012

This is an interesting article about Big Pharma in our meat science.  To some degree I think once again they have their facts wrong and yet are willing to go public anyway.

All our steers we raise finish out at about 1300lbs live weight.  We do not feed antibiotics to promote growth, we do not feed antibiotics at all.  We only give antibiotics when medically necessary and so far that has only happened once on our farm.  We do not use hormones or steroids either to promote growth.

Our beef is able to finish well because of the Angus/Hereford genetics that we breed for.  We focus on the quality genetics that will provide us with the best beef possible that we can raise.  Genetics of the cattle plays a major role in how well they finish and grade.  We think the best thing that consumers can do for themselves is to buy local.  You don’t have to buy an entire side of beef.  You can buy it by the cut and store in your freezer.  When you get to know where your meat comes from and how it is raised you feel like you are a more educated consumer.

We choose not to use antibiotics on our animals unless they become sick for a reason.  We feel if we did that we would only be contributing to the antibiotic resistance that has become a problem in our society.  We eat the beef we raise as well and want to know that it is as healthy as it can be when we eat it.

There is a big push to eat local and eat fresh, do yourself a favor and decide that eating fresh and local is important to you.  You only have one body and we are what we eat.  We are more than happy to chat with you about our practices of raising our cattle and goat, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions.

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