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Soy-Free Chicken

SOY FREE CHICKEN, finally

For several years we have been aware of the serious health and environmental issues regarding soy in our food system. A good article regarding this topic can be found in the Utne Reader. As a result of our concerns we removed soy (and all GMOs) from our livestock feed several years ago with the exception of our poultry ration. This issue was very complicated because chickens require a high protein ration to finish properly and there were few palatable alternatives that offer the same results as soy. In addition to this, few mills were willing to work with us in making a ration without soy unless we substituted canola or corn — which we did not want to do. Last fall we finally found a small local mill that was willing to make whatever ration that we wanted and this was a game changer. We formulated a ration that not only removed soy and all GMOs, but also included 9 essential oils (including oregano), garlic and vitamin C to help keep the birds healthy. Eliminating soy was not an inexpensive process — it actually added 15% to our production costs. But we feel the benefits of consuming completely soy free products outweigh the relatively small increase in costs. In early November 2013 our first batch of soy free chickens were placed and we are proud to be able to offer them to our customers as of this week.

Animal Welfare Approved -grassfed-We greatly appreciate your continued support. For without our customers we could not carry out the important work that we do to bring you ethical and sustainable products.

All the best,

The Biggs Family
TK Ranch

Last day to order for our March 1st delivery is tomorrow — Sunday, February 23rd

BACK IN STOCK!

Prime Rib RoastWe finally received the balance of our Hams this week and I just uploaded what is available today. Our Tenderloin Steaks and smaller Prime Rib Roasts are also back in stock after the busy Valentine's Day rush.

Snow and cattle on TK Ranch

The snow is getting pretty deep on TK Ranch, we received over 4 inches just this week. We moved our cows yesterday to start bale grazing on one of our hay fields and they followed the tractor tire tracks instead of walking through the snow.

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