Learn why pasture based agriculture is best:

Eater

Pasture based agriculture is not only good for the animals, but for the planet and the farmer as well! Here are some publications and articles you might find helpful. These articles will give you a deeper knowledge of why pastured animal products are the best choice to support your community. If you’ve come across any resources you think should be listed here, please drop us a line!

 

“Buying Whole Animals: Not only Tasty, but Thrifty” – Publication from Oregon State University

“Buying Locally Raised Meat for Custom Processing” – Publication from University of Idaho

“Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide” – Publication from Iowa State University

“Buying Meat Direct from Your Local Farmers” – Publication from OSU Extension

OPN farmers learn from a pasture walk
pig raised using pasture based agriculture by OPN member Mount Hope Heritage Farm
pig raised using pasture based agriculture by OPN member Mount Hope Heritage Farm

Producer

If you are a producer just getting started in the world of pasture based animal agriculture, consider checking out some of these industry publications. In addition to the articles listed below, the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) has some informative and topical webinars for small scale producers working with processors. Thank you for raising your animals with an eye to the environment and your community. Looking for the answer to a specific producer question? Let us know and we will find out where to look.

“Frequently asked questions about using custom-exempt slaughter and processing facilities in Oregon for beef, pork, lamb, and goat” – Publication by Oregon State University

“The Western Oregon and Washington Pasture Calendar” – Publication by Oregon State University

“Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest” – Publication by Oregon State University

“Beginner’s Guide to Local Meat Processing” – Publication of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network