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Women Should Eat More Grass-fed Beef

The August 31, 2012, issue of Fitness Magazine recommends that women add more grass-fed beef to their diets to “stay lean, healthy, and strong.” The article reported on Yahoo News states that “A recent report from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows that meat from grass-fed cows usually has more conjugated linoleic acid (which has been shown in animal studies to combat cancer) and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than the grain-fed variety. Plus, meat from grass-fed cows is lower in total fat and calories.” Jonny Bowden, nutrition expert, recommends grass-fed beef two or three times a week. It’s a great source of protein, vitamin B, and iron.

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The Wildlife at Indian Creek

Because we don’t use any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers on our pastures, we have not only a great variety of plant species, but we also have a great variety of wildlife. We have three water sources–the creek and its tributaries; the pond, which is made from run-off; and the lake. In addition to the deer and coyotes that run through our pastures, and the crayfish, catfish, turtles and snakes that inhabit the lake and pond, we also have seen one very old tortoise that seems to live near Indian Creek. The day I saw the tortoise (which is about 2 feet high and 3 feet long and could be many decades or even centuries old), the cows were looking at it suspiciously, as they do when any strange creature enters their territory. The tortoise lumbered into the pond and then eventually headed back to the creek, and the cows went back to grazing.
We also have a nice variety of birds that make our farm their home. We have a nest of great blue herons living near the lake. They fish in the lake and in the pond. And we have a green heron dining in both the lake and the pond and possibly living here as well. We have the usual field birds–warblers, meadowlarks, red-winged blackbirds, thrashers, king birds, wrens, finches, sparrows, swallows, etc., as well as ducks, hawks and possibly an eagle. I once saw a flock of wood ibises at the lake. We’ve also had a common egret (the white heron) in the pond. Near the forests we have woodpeckers, humming birds, and flickers, and we have an amazing number of bluebirds nesting all over the farm, including in our eaves.
I am convinced that the varieties of wildlife we have are increasing because the varieties of our grasses and weeds are increasing. And all these species seem to live in harmony without affecting the well-being of the cattle–probably even adding to their and our well-being.

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Obesity linked to Soil Nutrients

…our food is so debased and lacking in nutritional quality that our bodies do not recognize most of what we eat as nutritional…

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Indian Creek Angus Receives Animal Welfare Approval

We are Animal Welfare Approved.

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One of our Biggest Fans!

Indian Creek Angus's biggest fan
Taylor Barron

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   Indian Creek Angus is the best farm in the world.  It has horses, cows, cats, and dogs.  Every animal is extremely well treated including our grass-fed cows, each raised with love and care. 

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Cousin Bill’s book review

Niece Catie's picture of cows on a winter's day at Indian Creek Angus

AGAINST THE GRAIN

 

By Bill Keep

 

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground.”  God banished Adam from Eden – and farming began.

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Why we cross-breed our cattle

Why we cross-breed our cattle

It was once believed that purebred cattle were the best way to produce great beef. But in the last number of years, scientists and cattle ranchers have recognized the benefits of cross-breeding, or what is called heterosis. Heterosis means hybrid vigor. It is a way to increase the positive traits of a breed. Like mutts among dogs, cross-bred cattle tend to be stronger and healthier and exhibit few of the negative traits that purebred animals can.

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The newest addition at Indian Creek Angus

We may name her Chattanooga.

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Grass-fed beef recipes

use grass-fed beef in these recipes…

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Why local grass-fed beef costs more.

increasing the size of cattle grazing on pasture takes a long time

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