Pastured Poultry in National News
Serving up nutrition for the body AND brain…
That’s our goal at Bauman’s Cedar Valley Farms.
The benefits of raising poultry on pasture the way the Bauman’s do is finally getting some media attention!
Chickens, as well as other livestock, can help us not just fight climate change but also reverse it, as this recent San Francisco Chronicle article mentions.
Our grasslands are giant carbon sinks.
And the proper management of them is best done with managed grazing, with multi-species grazing delivering even more benefits.
To achieve these carbon-sequestration benefits we have to do more than just give our animals “access to the outdoors”.
The animals must be mobile, moving across our grasslands, chomping, stomping and dropping doo.
It’s not a “yard” or a “playground”, it’s grasslands.
It’s not a federally regulated labeling claim (yet) so there’s no one to police the mega-businesses that call “unrestricted” outdoor access “pasture raised”.
Our fellow farming friend, Paul Grieve from California’s PastureBird, defends authentic pastured poultry nicely in this article.
We have authentic in our name for a reason – there’s a lot of mimicking out there…
Our chickens move to pasture as soon as they replace their baby fuzz with big-kid feathers.
Pasture, as in they eat and sleep in shelters with a grass floor.
The shelters are moved DAILY to fresh grass.
More questions? Stop by our booths at the markets!