Posts in Giffin Farms
Be Smart, Be Kind, Be Quiet

I would never have expected such simple, content animals to so clearly demonstrate the valuable lessons of working smarter, giving first, and saving room for quietness in our lives.  But I guess that’s the point... everyday I watch them, I remember that life doesn’t have to be so complicated.  I am reminded to sit back and take a deep breath, and I know in my heart that life is good. 

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The Very Best Things About Planting Season

During planting season the highs and lows are never that far apart, and they always have more to do with our attitudes than our actual circumstances.  There’s no doubt that our energy will be depleted, our patience stretched thin, and our motivation tested... but at the same time our days will be filled with the warmth of longer sunshine, sweeter moments, a million growing miracles, and hope that outlasts our exhaustion.

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#SustainAble Farming

If I could get people to remember only one thing about modern or “conventional” farmers, its that we are people too.  We love our families, we care for our animals, and our livelihood depends on the health of our natural resources.  We do everything we can to protect and preserve all of these things, and by embracing science and technology we can do so without sacrificing the world's food supply.

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Cattle Health: Rumensin

It takes communication, education, and innovation on all sides to create a sustainable world.  As producers, we take efficiency and animal health very seriously.  We are taking proactive steps to benefit our animals and our customers.  One way we are doing this is by adding Rumensin to our herd’s diet.

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The Whole Beef Story

I have been helping my family raise cattle my whole life, but I've only just gotten serious about raising beef.  There's a lot to know about the whole process and only a few places to find good information. 

For those of you who are curious about just how a calf becomes a steak, I've now got the full inside scoop.

Here's the whole beef story: 

A calf is born February 1, 2017.  Let's call him Sir Loin...

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Grain Fed & Grass Fed Beef (and why we choose grain fed)

Though we've only just started selling our beef at the farmer's market, we've had several questions about this issue specifically.  Many people have questions, and many of them already believe that grain feeding our steers negatively affects the welfare of our animals, the environment, and the healthiness of our product.  I'm here to offer the truth.  It's up to you to draw your own conclusions.

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    Our Story: The Farmer's Market

    Derek and I agreed from the beginning that participating in the Farmer’s Market would be a great opportunity to us reach our community, grow our business, and keep me entertained this summer! :)

    So the goal to sell beef at the Obion County Farmer’s Market in the summer of 2017 was born.  The next step was to wade through the state regulations, pass the inspections, and create a transportation system that was more sophisticated than a cooler in my Ford Focus.

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    Happy Earth Day!

    On Earth Day it makes me happy to look back and see how much good will be done, not only for the soil, but for the rest of the Earth too this year.  Our soil is literally alive with potential, the heifers that passed through are big and strong and making their new owners happy, and Derek and I are blessed with the opportunity to be a part of it all.

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