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Buying Beef in Bulk

July 03, 2013 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
Angus Beef Cuts Chart

Pasture to Plate

Live weight, Hanging weight, Packaged weight - What’s the difference?? How can one beef have three different weights?  It can be confusing to talk about the different weight classifications and terms applied to an animal carcass. Here are the steps from an animal grazing in the pasture to the steak on your plate and what they mean to you.
 

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National Western Stock Show

February 05, 2014 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Ranch LifeIndustry News
ICU Ranch Cow/Calf Pair

A visit to the National Western Stock Show in Denver was a great opportunity for us recently. One of the largest stock shows and sales in America, it is home of the best-of-the-best cattle and it was great to see all the outstanding Lowlines on display.

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Dry Aging vs. Gas Packing

January 30, 2013 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
Our delicious ground beef made into smoked hamburgers. MMmmm good!

What is the difference in dry aging, wet aging and gas packing and why is it important to you and your family? What does carbon monoxide have to do with meat in the display case? 

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Fall Harvest

October 23, 2012 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Ranch LifeIndustry News
IGFC Mobile Unit at American Alps Ranch to harvest Grass Fed Angus beef.

Fall is harvest time here at the ranch. The Mobile Unit from our Farmer's Co-Op was here last week to complete our grass fed beef harvest for this year and the meat looks great!

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Northwest Lowline Cattle Expo

May 30, 2012 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Ranch LifeIndustry News

We have just returned from a great weekend at the Northwest Lowline Association Cattle Expo, held at the Idaho Lowline Cattle Company's beautiful ranch in Hayden, Idaho. It was a good time meeting new Lowline Cattle folks, attending workshops, networking and sharing information. 

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No Pink Slime Here!

March 13, 2012 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
 I'm very happy to tell you that our all natural, grass fed beef has no slime added - pink or otherwise.

I'm sure you've all heard about the "Pink Slime" in ground beef controversy in the news lately. I'm very happy to tell you that our all natural, grass fed beef has no slime added - pink or otherwise.  All the attention to beef processing is a good thing, I think.  Just as important as what your beef is fed is how your beef is processed.  I don't know about  you, but I have no desire to eat pink slime or ammonia. 

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What Do You Think?

February 21, 2012 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
Have you seen a feedlot lately?

Do you know where supermarket / industrial beef comes from? Have you seen a feedlot lately?  What do you think of the conditions?  CAFO / feedlot / industrial beef or grass fed beef -  which is healthier? 

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The Journey So Far

October 08, 2011 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Ranch LifeIndustry News
The Journey so far

It's been a long journey,  but at last we have our grass fed beef website up and running - an exciting day at the ranch!  The seeds of this adventure were sown long ago.  A little boy, a heifer named Georgeanna . . . and we ended up here.

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Spokane Fair and Lowline Cattle Show

September 12, 2011 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Industry News
Spokane Fair - Lowline Cattle Show

We have just returned from a trip to the Spokane Fair and Lowline Cattle Show there.  We helped out with the Lowline Cattle Show put on by the Northwest Lowline Association.  The NWLA has members all over the Pacific Northwest; Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada.  Our friends from Muddy Creek Ranch were at the show and their cattle did really well in the competition.  Three of their animals were awarded Grand Champion Cow, Grand Champion Female and Grand Champion Bull. Their heifer MCR Crazy Sage, was also crowned Supreme Champion Lowline Percentage Exhibit of the fair. 

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Drought

August 31, 2011 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Industry News
Drought in Texas

Due to the drought in Texas ranchers there have been selling off calves and cows of calf-bearing age even though they know it will be costly to rebuild their herds later.  Many ranchers also have lost access to water because ponds have dried up, adding to the need to reduce the size of herds or even sell all their cattle.

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