By bovina historian on Sunday, Jun. 2, 2013 - 6:49 pm
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 - 11:34 am
Photo: Jacob Heymann Butcher Shop, 345 Sixth Avenue, New York City. Taken in 1938 by WPA photographer Berenice Abbott. Source: Flickr. Local farmer Shannon Hayes, who raises grass-fed pigs, cows, sheep and chickens at Sap Bush Hollow Farm in West Fulton,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 - 3:49 pm
Above: Jim Eklund stands before freshly slaughtered beef at the Eklund Processing facility in Stamford. Delaware County officials toured the Catskills' new slaughterhouse on November 30, 2011. Click on any photo to read its caption. Photos by Julia... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Jun. 3, 2011 - 3:25 pm
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 25, 2010 - 1:29 pm
The problem of too few slaughterhouses is being addressed, at a glacial pace, in Liberty.  According to the Times Herald-Record, a much-delayed slaughterhouse is finally nearing a ground-breaking. That is, as long as the feds pony up almost a million... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 4:08 pm
Almost 40,000 pounds of ground beef and beef patties from New York and California were recalled yesterday due to E. coli contamination, Consumerist reports. Both recalls have are considered Class I hazards by FSIS, meaning "there is a reasonable... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 11:13 am
The New York Times celebrated the fruits of many farmers' labors yesterday with a long article about the new prevalence of locally-raised beef and pork at city farm markets. No Catskills farmers were mentioned, but beef from Otsego County and Columbia... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2010 - 2:37 pm
Over at Goldilocks Finds Manhattan, Ulla Kjarval captures a few bonding moments between cows and calves on her father's farm, Spring Lake Farm in Meredith. Mothers. They are important to us and on our farm we breed for mothering ability just like we do... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 12:08 pm
The Boston Globe had a story this week featuring several New York State farmers who sell their grass-fed beef and lamb on the Internet. With so much buzz about the practices of factory farms, many consumers are looking past the supermarket meat case for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 5:35 pm
For their meat or milk to be labeled organic, the USDA ruled today, cows must have access to pasture for at least 120 days out of the year. That goes for sheep and goats, too. The final rule provides certainty to consumers that organic livestock... Read more


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