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Going beyond

Going beyond

What sets A rusty Knoll apart from many other producers? We have taken the time to get to know our cows and their personality's. Yes each cow has their own personality just like dogs and cats. Once you know your cows you get to understand their individual needs. Their...

Welcome HYDEE

Welcome HYDEE

Right on schedule Calypso gave us a little heifer. I saw her July 10 and then for three days the calf was gone. We tromped thru weeds and brush looking for this calf. Wayne and I lost entire nights sleep thinking we lost it somehow. Calypso decided to introduce her to...

Boy’s behind bars!!!

Boy’s behind bars!!!

Rebel and Harry keeping out of the hot sun. Reminiscent of teenage boys. These teenage boys are just looking for cookies. No worry there are plenty of cookies and bail will be posted by sundown.

Non gene altered- Part 3

After the previous post the questions have now shifted to what difference does it make? Here is a video from several years ago, Dr Fahrenkrug will walk you thru what they are working on in the gene editing field. For cattle start at the 19min 30 second mark....

Non gene altered – Part 2

You can see the genetic make up of our livestock has been under transformation for a long time. Now with a tool like CRISPR no hold barred anything is possible. What has taken years to make notable changes now is one gestation period away. A few terms defined so we...

Non gene altered

I get more questions on the phrase "Non gene altered" than any thing else. So I attempt to explain. The Livestock Conservancy determined the American Milking Devon to be a heritage breed. They have a definition on their web site, livestockconservancy.org. The Milking...

After 1 year

It's been just over a year since we purchased the overgrown jungle next to us. We logged it, mulched it, cleaned it up making way to plant a combination of shade type grasses for grazing. Now Wayne is able to see all of his HARD work come together. Seed that was...

Latest craze

Beyond meat- read for yourself about the newest product on the market to compete with beef. It is now being served as an option in some Burger Kings. No doubt they will tell us that it is cheaper to produce, better for the environment and some will show how it is a...

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