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We are so excited to let everyone know that our first children's book for Freedom Farms is available now!
This book was written by Dana to inspire kids to go after their dreams- and the book also promotes kids being excited about agriculture and building a farm!
(kinda like we did!)
This book was a lot of fun to write and we are so excited that so many have already purchased!
Also, today we wanted to talk about the American Beef Herd as there are some really staggering statistics that we are hearing...
The national herd is down over 4%, which equates to millions of cows.
With that said, how it effects all of us is that with a supply that is becoming less, the country will rely on meat alternatives as well as meat imports to cover the countries meat needs...
We are seeing that with products like Beyond Meat, as well as all the imported beef from countries like Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay...
You can see in the graph below how the US Beef Supply has been heading down steadily since it's peak in 1974- and dropping lower and lower each year.
This graph depicts not just less beef- but less farms and less farmers.
The reason is many farmers are getting out of the game.
We get messages like the below weekly from local farmers getting out of the game.
It is becoming VERY expensive to run small local farms.
Our monthly feed bill for our pigs is over $3500...
Then there is chicken feed, fuel, equipment maintenance, facility maintenance, and the expenses just stack...
So, why do you all do this?
We do it because we have hope.
We know that if we are the ones who stand up tall and refuse to quit-
we can MAKE FARMING GREAT AGAIN.
Bringing back the spirit of the American Farmer- inspiring others to step forward AND keep their farms going- and not bow down to the Big AG mob/ monopoly which controls and manipulates markets.
We are very passionate about this and what we do- and want to keep informed at what happens at the local/ farm level and what it takes to produce great, clean meats without the chemicals, vaccines, and hormones.
Before we go today- Lauren and I wanted to thank you all for your continued support and patience!
We are a small family farm doing our best- and we personally hand pack every order that goes out!
Tomorrow will be a full day of prepping orders for next week- and we are pumped for it.
So, thank you, thank you, thank you so much for supporting us each step of this amazing, highly rewarding, hard working journey!!
If you are looking for beef and pork now that the BBQ's can officially be fired up, click here to make your selections! (BEEF, PORK, CHICKEN)
ORDER OUR MEATS.
Ok- we have to go- we have The Hill Family coming to pick-up their meats at the farm this morning!
Then, we have 17-bales of hay arriving, 10-yards of Top Soil, and then it is time to check on the cattle!
Have an awesome weekend!!!
DANA & LAUREN
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