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The Importance of Pasture-fed Animals

Posted by Matthew Hargreaves on Friday, December 21, 2012, In : Farming in the media 
Here at Hoo's Herd, we feed our animals grass - year-round - whereas the vast majority of the beef and sheep industry relies on grain to feed the animals that produce the meat we see in supermarkets and at the butcher's.

There are well-documented issues with this mainstream way of production - mostly in terms of efficiency and environmental impact, requiring somewhere between 7 and 10 calories of animal feed to make just 1 calorie of food for human consumption; large areas of farmland are r...

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Kate Humble and Adam Henson - a plug

Posted by Matthew Hargreaves on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : Farming in the media 
I'm not naturally a fan of the Telegraph, but I find Kate Humble's periodic updates (here) a good read and I'd love to be able to do something similar here at Hoo's Herd. This article in particular was very apt, seeing as we too are about to take delivery of our first tractor, an early 80s Massey Ferguson complete with loader and topper. I'm not sure who is more excited - Fergus or me, or my two sons (aged 8 and 11)! Becca just rolls her eyes, but I've urged her to read Kate's article for an ...
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