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For one thing, cattle owners are doing their best to continue to provide you with the best beef possible in a year when Mother Nature has been less than kind. It also means you should watch for specials and stock up when beef is on sale at the supermarket or butcher. If there ever was a year to stock the freezer, this may be it!
“I am a mother, grandmother and cattle feeder in northeast Nebraska. When we use antibiotics in cattle it is for sickness. We do not use long-term antibiotics for cattle performance. The type of antibiotics we do use are not used in human medicine. People need to know that we utilize antibiotics to take better care of the cattle. It is really all about animal welfare.” – Joan Ruskamp, CommonGround volunteer and cattle feeder in Dodge, NE
Beattie Hog Farm | This barn will hold 6,200 pigs! Yes it is big, but the amazing thing about it is that it will be so much healthier and comfortable for the weaned pigs coming in. A “wean to finish” barn means that we will bring in the 20-day-old pigs and feed them until they are around 280 pounds – or market ready weight. The baby pigs are born in a farrowing barn so they can be cared for there before coming to our bigger barn. #cgconvo