Trying To HelpOthers Through Our Successes And Failures
Written by Stephen Fahsbender
July 15, 2021
My name is Stephen Fahsbender, part owner of Attadale Farm along with my wife Sandy. One of our biggest problems is not with the animals but with our ability to convey to others the superior benefits of raising animals with them in mind. We felt that perhaps, if I informed people every so often about our successes and failures out here and how that translates into the health and value of our animals, perhaps that might be an avenue to help people understand the value of nutrition and how that will figure into their rescources. I have no idea how this is going to work out. I have no time to do this. Something tells me that if I spend just a few minutes every once in a while recountng my day, somehow someone will become a little more familiar and informed about the raising of Grass-Fed Beef, Grass-Fed Sheep and Pasture Raised Hogs. The raising of the animal is quite important because how the animal is raised determines how that animal fits into the food supply and nutrition. Whoever consumes that animal will also experience the effects of how that animal is raised.
Most animals raised for consumption in the United States are raised incorrectly if the ultimate goal is quality and nutrition. If the animals are raised with the primary goal of return on investment then they are raised pretty well. Unfortunately, there is a guaranteed price to pay for a greater return on investment as it pertains to the value of that animal's use as a food source. There is always a trade off between quality and quantity. Usually quality is sacrificed for quantity. Quantity generally translates into more beef for the buck. But the cow's existence will be modified with return on investment in mind. We'll develope this further in our next time together. As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You are always welcome for a visit as well. See you next time.
Enjoy your day!