In the 11 years we've been selling beef we have never had a recall, until Wednesday. On Wednesday, July 23, the USDA issued a recall for beef processed on June 1st at PT Farm, where our beef is processed. For more information, or to find out if beef you purchased might be affected, you can find more information here.
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Our sows are looking for a boar friend and we think we've found the perfect match in, Bucky, a three year old Tamworth boar from Ossipee. We have three breeding sows and will stagger their "dates" with Bucky. That way we'll space out the birthdates for the piglets. It's so much easier to manage piglets when they are born a few weeks apart.
Last week we had our first ever pig roast with a pig born on the farm in February on the coldest day of 2016. To keep the piglets alive I kept them briefly in our bath tub. Last week one of these babies, now 170 pounds, was the subject of our pig roast. The pork was amazing, the best I've ever had. Our guests said the same thing.
The little brown heifer scooted across the field through a fence then back again. Clearly a newborn calf, we had to locate her mother. Brittany sniffed her then shoved the heifer away. The four other pregnant cows did the same. None of the pregnant cows looked like they had just given birth. So who's baby was this?
The piglet was pulling herself towards her eight siblings who were huddled under the heat lamp. Earlier I was outside when I heard the squeal. Six hundred pound mamma pig, Sarah, had made a wrong move and stepped on her two pound baby who was now struggling across the floor of the pigpen. The baby squealed when I picked her up, her feet were cold and she couldn't walk.