October 14, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Believe it or not, some scientists have recently claimed that cattle confined in feedlots and fed grain was better for the environment compared to cattle raised in open pastures and fed grass. Do you really think this is the case? Or could this research be a result of some other agenda?
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September 30, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
As I type this post I'm sitting at a coffee shop in Albany New York awaiting to board our train headed back to Indiana. I along with our team have spent the week here in New York attending one of the largest gatherings of grassfed and regenerative farmers in North America.
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September 17, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
As a family of all sons, it's a very special day when we get to welcome a new bride into the family! Who's the lucky couple? Read more to find out!
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August 26, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
At Seven Sons we have 3 foundational tenets for good stewardship that guide the management of our land and livestock. When deciding what species of plants or animals to raise and how to manage them, we ask ourselves 3 specific questions...
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August 19, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Did you know that we rotate thousands of hens across millions of square feet of pasture each year? Matter of fact the hens in this video are rotated across 2 million square feet of pasture each year. This may sound like a big job but that's only the beginning...
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August 5, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
With the help our incredible staff and volunteers Farm Fest 2017 was a big success! The weather was perfect and we're thankful for the hundreds of folks that came out to enjoy a fun day at the farm. A big shoutout to our farm vendors and food trucks! Checkout the photos...
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July 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Did you know that imported grass-fed beef from foreign countries can be legally labeled and sold as "Product of USA"? You may also be surprised to learn that cattle fed grain by-products in a feedlot can still be sold to consumers under the label of "100% Grassfed." Matter of fact, everyday thousands of pounds of this falsely labeled beef is being sold to unsuspecting consumers at a premium price in upscale​ grocery stores across the United States. This is probably one of the biggest scams in the meat industry. So if you can't trust companies or the USDA to label products honestly, how can you ever know the truth behind the products you buy? There's really only one way to know the real truth and that is to get to know the farmer who raises your food! This is why we're filming a series of short videos that provide an overview of how we raise our animals at Seven Sons. Part 1 of this video series gives you a glimpse of our cattle enterprise and as a bonus we also provide you with some tips to help ensure you're getting the real thing when shopping for true grassfed beef.
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June 17, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
This Father's Day we're sharing our personal favorite quotes for your inspiration and encouragement. Happy Father's Day!
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June 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Road finally open! After being close for 6 months, you can now turn south onto Aboite Road from Lafayette Center Road. Look forward to seeing you out at the farm soon.​
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May 6, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Did you know that farmers can employ laying hens as a natural form of pest control agents in cattle pastures? The idea is that when chickens follow behind grazing animals, the bird's presence act to disrupt the life cycles of pest and parasites. This simply comes down to taking advantage of biomimicry to harness the symbiotic relationships that exist between grazing animals and birds. This production model is something we've adapted from Joel Salatin's Polyface Farms. Take a look at the video to see how this works:
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March 31, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
We're pleased to welcome 7 baby goslings as the newest and cutest members of our farm. Believe it or not, these little fuzz balls will grow up to a mature weight of 10-15 pounds. Because of their large size and protective behavior, these full grown geese will protect our flocks of pastured laying hens from predators such as hawks and eagles and even ground predators such as raccoons, minks, and foxes.
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March 25, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
In this video, Blaine and Bruce give a quick demonstration of how your eggs are washed, graded, and packaged.
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