On May 3, 2018, the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) opened a 60-day public comment period on the group’s Sustainability Framework. The USRSB Sustainability Framework is a set of resources developed to assist ranchers, cattle auction markets, feedyards, packers, processors, and retail ... Read More
Sacredness of Life: Animal and Climate Welfare
Mangarara Station in New Zealand, owned by Greg and Rachel Hart, is a 610-hectare/1500-acre hill country farm in Elsthorpe, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. This holistically managed farm is a mixture of rolling hills, steep hills, pasture, lakes, wetlands, and both native and exotic trees. Since ... Read More
What is Proper Stockmanship?
NOTE: The following blog was written by Tina Williams of Hand 'n Hand Livestock “But, the land has just been abused too much, you need to let it rest for 10 or 20 years so it can heal itself.” How many times have farmers and ranchers heard that one? Holistic Management® practitioners know ... Read More
Consumers Crave Animal Welfare Approved and Grassfed Beef
As consumers become more concerned and educated about their food, and what their food eats, producing grassfed beef has become a financial lifesaver for many farms and ranches. While the grassfed beef market has been growing 25-30% in the past several years and brings in a higher price than ... Read More
Free Ohio Low-Stress Livestock Event
HMI is proud to partner with Greenacres, a holistically managed educational farm near Cincinnati, Ohio through our sponsorship of their free low-stress livestock event on May 25, 2017. Greenacres is hosting well known Animal Behavior Expert and author of Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals ... Read More
Calving in Sync With Nature Pays Off
A recent article on the Alberta Farm Express website chronicles the experience of Holistic Management practitioner Jim Bauer and his journey of changing his calving date to later in the year (May to be exact), so that the calves are born when there is fresh green grass for the mother cows to eat and ... Read More
Animal Agriculture is Regenerative Agriculture
It was disappointing to read in a recent web article at Civil Eats that Marin County supervisors are getting resistance from some factions of the local food advocate groups for allowing local processing facilities. Marin County, California is known as a hotbed of local and organic foods, so I was ... Read More
Cows Have Feelings, Too. Addressing Emotional Need of Livestock at 2016 HMI Gathering in California.
HMI's 2016 Gathering in Paicines, California will include a presentation by Tina Williams and Richard McConnell on low-stress livestock handling or "Proper Stockmanship." Tina is the daughter of famed low-stress livestock handler, Bud Williams. Tina and Richard have presented these clinics from ... Read More