Really Iowa??

Really Iowa??

This story is from Meating Place but I can’t get direct linking to work. Shame on you Iowa!   A proposed bill passed the Iowa State Legislature Tuesday intending to make it more difficult to record undercover video in livestock operations, bringing Iowa one step closer to being the first state to impose such measures.
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Leap Year Party

So every four years Frog’s Leap Winery has a leap year party. This years theme was tropics which was a bit challenging since it was 50 degrees and raining in Napa but inside the well heated winery it was palm trees sandy beaches and even a tropical waterfall (guessing 30’-40’ tall). Friends, wine, Kahlua pork
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GAP STEP 5

GAP STEP 5

Global Animal Partnership has a 5 step certification and rating system. Walnut Keep Farm was audited by Earth Claims using the GAP(Global Animal Partnership) system to determine how well we treat our animals. The higher the step the better the quality of life for the animals on the farm. We just found out we are
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Ractopamine

Ractopamine

So I am reading an article about the US putting pressure on Taiwan to allow import of meat from the US that contains RACTOPAMINE. I think to myself “what is this stuff and why does a country that benefits so greatly from the US being so difficult. So I look it up on Wikipedia…  Ractopamine
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GAP Audit

  So we had our FARM gap audit this week. GAP is Global Animal Partnership and they are setting standards for animal welfare. The auditor seemed pretty impressed with our Farm and gave us some valuable feedback on what other farms are doing (lots of wily farmers out there coming up with clever solutions). The
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Eco Farm Awards

Napa Cochon 2012

So Cochon 2012 season is starting up. We have been paired with our friends The King & Queen of Porc and couldn’t be happier. Napa Register on Cochon 555

This is why we can’t have anything nice

This is why we can’t have anything nice

I keep learning this lesson over and over with pigs. You can’t trust them to behave or to leave something new alone (even for a few minutes). Dig a trench through their pasture to lay a new water line ….they will smell fresh turned dirt and dig up your handy work. They are not EVIL
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Farmer vs 900lbs Boar

Farmer vs 900lbs Boar

Thanks for all the inquires and well wishing.I had a disagreement withone of our breeding boards “Primo”  All the scary stuff is behind me. I’m alive and I get to keep the leg. I’m on pretty powerful pain killer called Dilaudid (Dilaudid is my friend). I’ll try to write the whole story soon but I’m
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Database Armageddon

Database Armageddon

The old data base still exist but the corruption is significant and this farmer doesn’t have the will to spend hours of sunless purgatory unfracking the tables. Someday … perhaps some day the deep history of Walnut Keep will be recovered but for now today is DAY ONE.

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