By Animal Welfare Approved
| February 27, 2013
In 2006, Brad and Margaret Buchanan and their two children, Will and Grace, moved from Denver, CO, to a ranch near Stasburg, about 40 miles east of their old home. A year later, the family bought a small herd of 22 beef cattle and established Flying B Bar Ranch, a high-welfare operation producing grassfed beef.
In 2004, Kevin and Debi Bredeson moved to Kiowa, Colorado (about 40 miles southeast of Denver), after Kevin retired from a corporate career. Establishing KDL Ranch on the high plains of Colorado has allowed them both to pursue their dreams: Kevin became a cattle rancher and Debi has been able to dedicate herself to gardening.
Lee Farms is located one mile from Lake Ontario in the town of Kent, New York. Robert VanWuyckhuyse and his wife, CindyLou Lee, bought the farm in 1983. They decided to use CindyLou’s family name for the farm since Robert’s was too complicated!
By Animal Welfare Approved
| February 20, 2013
John and Kris Gosney both inherited Oklahoma centennial farms from their families who came to the state in the 1893 Oklahoma Land Rush. They like to say that their “roots go deep into the soil of Oklahoma,” where they raise between 250 and 300 head of AWA-certified, and OKDFF/USDA organic certified Angus cross cattle on 3,000 acres of pasture in northwest Oklahoma on John’s Farm.
Mary and Dave Remley raise AWA beef cattle, laying hens, and sheep on 90 acres of beautiful Kentucky pasture. The farm, which is located just outside of Piner, was previously owned by a woman who had raised cattle since 1949. The rolling hills, ponds, streams, and creeks are ideal for a pasture-based livestock operation.
By Andrew Gunther
| February 6, 2013
It’s a well-known PR tactic to release bad or potentially unpopular news during the Holiday Season. So I always keep my eyes peeled to catch any news releases that might otherwise slip the net. I didn’t have to wait long.
On December 21, when most people were focusing on their upcoming festivities, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its draft environmental assessment on the highly controversial genetically engineered (GE) salmon, created by AquaBounty Technologies Inc.
Donna Schauer, a lawyer and magistrate judge, grew up with horses and raising lambs. When her two oldest daughters were young, their family continued to raise animals, but this time horses and poultry. Despite her passion for country living, her profession kept her in the city for many years – until 2004, when she bought land in rural Dallas County, Iowa, and established Sunny Silver Maple Farm.
Susan Eckhardt raises Animal Welfare Approved beef cattle at Brykill Farm in Gardiner, New York. The family-owned farm, just a two hour drive north from Manhattan, sits on 450 sprawling acres of organic pasture and woodland.