What Affects ‘Shrink’ in Cattle?

Shrink is not a small problem in the beef industry. Shrink in beef cattle is the amount of weight lost when moving from one location to another, whether that’s from pasture to working facilities, ranch to feedlot, etc. It can be caused by a number of factors, but when not properly calculated and considered can [...]

By |2022-08-29T14:46:58-04:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Research Promises Answers for Water Quality Practices

With over 12 million acres of pasture land in Florida, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Department of Agriculture are determined to cultivate clean resources in the state. That means implementing pollution prevention and reduction strategies. Organizations have worked together to accomplish this in a number of ways, including recommending “best management practices” (BMPs) [...]

By |2022-08-01T11:13:59-04:00August 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cobalt Is Critical for Your Cattle

Cobalt is an important mineral for cattle, especially for calves. Cows get their supply of cobalt from the soil, but when it’s lacking there, they will require supplements to make up for it. Cobalt helps synthesize vitamin B12, which is essential for energy metabolism and the production of red blood cells. Learn about some signs [...]

By |2022-05-10T06:09:42-04:00May 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get More From Your Dairy With Grass-Fed Cattle

We’ve talked on this blog about the many health benefits that come from switching your diet from conventionally raised beef to grass-fed beef. Did you know that there are many health benefits in milk and dairy products that come from grass-fed dairy cows? We’ll talk about the differences today. Next time you’re at the farmer’s [...]

By |2021-09-01T12:29:00-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Tenderizing Grass-Fed Beef

Experts agree that grass-fed beef is superior in taste to its conventional counterpart. It also yields more edible meat after cooking, as conventional beef has higher water content. Some may struggle to cook their grass-fed beef though, as the process is slightly different than that of grain-fed cattle. If you’re looking for some tips on [...]

By |2021-09-01T12:02:06-04:00September 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Don’t Know About Cattle Forage

Grass-fed beef continues to show a strong place in the market, making many ranchers try to jump into the game and meet consumer demands. Customers look for beef that’s healthy and sustainable, while still tasting great. At Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch, we’re supplying that to our community. One of the most important aspects of raising [...]

By |2021-08-16T17:09:57-04:00August 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised Are Not the Same

To the untrained eye, the terms “grass-fed” and “pasture-raised” can sound pretty similar, if not exactly the same. Even someone who’s been diligently purchasing organic meat for years might not know the difference between the two. Not to worry; we’re here to help. In today’s blog, we’ll sort out any confusion that might come from [...]

By |2021-08-16T17:09:57-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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