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Breezy Hill Farm Update Oct 14, 2018

Posted 10/14/2018 9:00pm by Art Ozias.


  • Still no word on the dirt hogs.  I'll check again this week.
  • Romeo and my old beef bull had another misunderstanding last night and Romeo was pushed, thrown through the fence along the highway.  That bull would perhaps still be there if not for our Border Collie, Sunny.  Sunny's nipping at his heels was just enough to irritate him and get him wanting to go somewhere else, up the lane and into the corral.  I guess Romeo will have to go.  There must be peace in my pastures.  I've got enough to do without fixing fences.
  • Finally, have some rain but not enough for runoff to the ponds. 
  • Will be delivering beef this week, so watch for an email.
  • Just a reminder on how we price our beef.  We keep our pricing very close to our local grocery store's price for their ground beef.  It has stayed close to  $5.29 per pound for commodity, CAFO beef all year.  Our $4.50/lb plus the processor's about 70 cents per pound is very close.  Our finished beeves will weigh around 600 pounds hanging weight.  A half is 300 and the split half is 150.
  • If you missed Virginia's last chicken day for this year, contact her. She may some extras and consider reserving your Thanksgiving turkey.
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The a2 Milk Company™ Launches into Walmart

We have been drinking A2 milk for thirteen years and had many milk customers during that time who enjoyed the benefits of A2.  We still have Iris and get two gallons whenever we need milk.  Just lock up her calf and milk the next morning.


  • According to the ruling, Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression” and was responsible for “negligent failure” by not warning consumers about the carcinogenicity of its product

  • In the week following Johnson’s verdict, Bayer stock fell by 18 percent, evaporating about $14 billion of the company’s market value (a loss equivalent to 21 percent of Monsanto’s acquisition value)

  • Stock traders also cite lawsuits over dicamba-related crop damage as a driving factor for the stock plunge. Last year, over 3 million acres of U.S. farmland were destroyed by chemical burns from dicamba drift.



As of September 19, 2018, 18 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O26 were reported from 4 states – Colorado (10), Florida (15), Massachusetts (1) and Tennessee (1). Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 5, 2018 to July 25, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from one year to 75, with a median age of 16. Sixty-seven percent of ill people were male. Of 18 people with information available, 6 (33%) were hospitalized, including one person who died in Florida.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions was a likely source of this outbreak.  

These used to make the nightly news, now they occur so often one has to find the info on internet sites.


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