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Posted 9/22/2015 9:32pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • If you are still eating chicken and eggs that are available in the store or in a restaurant, here is something you should know.  The bird flu episode that occurred this past Spring resulted in the price increase you are still experiencing.  Did you know that over 50,000,000, that's MILLION, chickens and turkeys  were "depopulated", nice word for killed.  As soon as a CAFO house was infected the USDA either gassed or foamed the entire "population".  THEIR EFFORTS COST OVER $700,000,000,  that's MILLION DOLLARS.  Those were TAX DOLLARS, yours and mine.   

    "The federal government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu.

    Vilsack said that's in addition to the nearly $400 million spent on cleaning up dead birds and disinfecting barns. The government also is paying to research and stockpile a bird flu vaccine.

    Vilsack also said we are closer to having a vaccine that works."  And we know how well flu vaccines work in humans.  Was it 26% last year?    We stopped buying chickens and eggs sometime ago.  We don't eat out very often, and when we do, we eliminate any chicken entrees.  If you can't raise your own then be sure to buy from a local grower, chickens and eggs.  Many of you already are customers of Virginia Toole, raetdy@aol.com

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Non-Stick Breast Milk?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/09/09/breast-milk-non-stick-chemicals.aspx? 

 

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Interesting video clip on GMO’s.    

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIxGC5J1ofM&feature=em-subs_digest  

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University Scientists Caught Conspiring with Monsanto to Manipulate Public Opinion on GMOs 

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/09/13/university-scientists-caught-conspiring-with-monsanto-to-manipulate-public-opinion-on-gmos/

 

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A Closer Look at GMOs with Alan Kapuler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIxGC5J1ofM&feature=em-subs_digest 





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/14/2015 8:06pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

 

  YES, A2 MILK IS A REALITY NOT JUST AT BREEZY HILL FARM.

 

Marlies sent me this from a Phoenix area Whole Foods store.

 


A2 CARTON


THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/13/2015 10:15pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We could accommodate more milk customers.  We also have some A2 cows/heifers for sale.  If you are considering a family cow make sure you start with the A2 genetics.  I was very lucky when I started, Rosebud tested A2.  I first learned about A2 milk after milking her for two years.  I have culled all non A2 animals until now I have only A2/A2, cows and bulls.  
  • Sure would like to see Virginia get her milk barn finished.  Hopefully, she will make sure to start with A2 cows.  Cost of testing is minimal compared to the value of the milk.  As consumers become more aware of the health benefits, just like grass finished beef has experienced,  the demand for A2 milk will only increase.  If you are in a niche market, why would you want to eliminate a segment of your customer base?
  • I have sent out 16 notices to people who have requested freezer beef and have not returned their deposit, or replied that they were no longer wanting to reserve their quarter or half.  I have no choice but to continue down the list of those who have requested freezer beef.  I will send notices out this week to all that requested in April.  Your position in the queue is established based on the date I receive your deposit.  AND, WHEN THE BEEVES FOR THIS YEAR ARE HARVESTED, THAT'S IT UNTIL NEXT SUMMER.
  • The Green Pastures order arrived this past week.  If you placed an order, you can pick it up.  Call to make sure we are home.

The Importance of Calcium: Way Beyond the Bones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK4Qd3AtzEY&list=TLZfMrNlU39o8wOTA4MjAxNQ&index=2

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Can This Genius Strategy Stop Big Ag from Dumping Fertilizer Into Drinking Water?

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/07/des-moines-nitrate-water-lawsuit    

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 Latvia and Greece Start Green Wave of GM Crop Bans across Europe - See more at: http://bullhorn.nationofchange.org/latvia_and_greece_start_green_wave_of_gm_crop_ban#sthash.sXBSu79c.dpuf 

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Conventional Ground Beef Is Three Times More Likely to Contain Antibiotic-Resistant Fecal Bacteria Than Grass-Fed Beef

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/09/09/grass-fed-beef-vs-conventional-ground-beef.aspx?e_cid=20150909Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150909Z1&et_cid=DM85133&et_rid=1110777078  

Organically Raised Beef Is Safer; Grass-Fed Is Best

Overall, beef from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) was more likely to be contaminated with bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria, compared to beef from sustainably raised animals. According to Consumer Reports:

You Eat What Your Food Ate...

The Beef Report points out several of the factors that contribute to making CAFO beef unsafe. Many of the problems are rooted in the animals' unnatural diet.

Grass-Fed BeefI Is Also Nutritionally Superior

NEED MORE REASONS?????

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/6/2015 9:57pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Finally, all cows have had their calves.  The last two today.  We have contacted all our current customers, and have increased their volume back to their previous levels and in some cases have increased their amount.  
  • Anyone wanting to be added to our list for A2 raw milk need to contact us with your name, amount you want each week and your phone number.  We have openings for some days.  
  • Finished our haying for this year.  Alfalfa was excellent.  Plan to plant another 7 acres this fall.
  • We have two guinea hens setting on eggs.  We may have some more keets soon
  • Next Saturday is another CHICKEN DAY at Virginia's.   Contact her at raetdy@aol.com.
  • Remember, order your Thanksgiving turkey when picking up your chickens.
  • We almost got caught up on our Dirt Hog list.  There are just two people left.  I've started a new list.  We have discovered a great way to cook a fresh ham.  It is delicious.  I will add it to the recipes on our website.  

 

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Here is a webinar by Dr Berg.  It’s kind of long but quite good.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPnr2n_Cn8&feature=em-subs_digest    

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Dr. Mercola explains why he created his web site.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/08/29/18th-anniversary-celebration.aspx?e_cid=20150829Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150829Z1&et_cid=DM83807&et_rid=1094881329  

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If you haven’t read Effortless Healing by Dr. Joe Mercola here is a video presentation.  http://www.mercola.com/effortless-healing-video.aspx    The book has a lot more information, so I would recommend everyone add it to your reference library.  





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/2/2015 7:47pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

Here is a better link for the Joel Salatin presentation.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkC3pl5taMs



THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/1/2015 10:50am by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • We are making a Green Pastures order this week.  Anyone interested needs to email us NLT Thursday p. m.
  • I had a request for freezer beef from someone that had an email, JDSmith.  Apparently, he/she changed the address.  I sent a notice of available beef, and it was not delivered.  REMINDER, if you change your email address, and want to stay in contact with us, you need to notify us so we can update our contacts list.  I have no choice but to go to the next person on the list.
  • We had two dairy cows have a calves this past week.  One's milk has cleared up and one has not.  We will be notifying existing customers and will get them back to their levels before we add new customers.  

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For those of you who are not familiar with Joel Salatin, you will want to watch this presentation. After watching you’ll think ALL of our politicians should watch this. And hopefully, you’ll think of someone else who would enjoy learning from Joel’s lecture.   https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14f2475a1b926b88?projector=1   

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12 Ways to Make Your Food Last Longer

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/08/17/12-food-saving-tips.aspx?e_cid=20150817Z1_PRNL_art_3&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20150817Z1&et_cid=DM83075&et_rid=1079799492     

 

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Meet the Fatty Acid That Lowers Risk of Death by 85%.  Remember, our grass only beef is high in omega-3.  http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/omega-3-fatty-acids-lower-risk-of-death-by-85?utm_source=litn&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=&utm_campaign=8_17_15 




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 8/9/2015 10:06pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

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Want to learn about bile and your gall bladder?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T33y39bqHI&feature=em-subs_digest      

 

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What to eat if diabetic?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQXGXfpV9d0  

 

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Times are a changing and who would have thought it possible just a few years ago.   Booming New Cannabis Industry Faces an Abundance of Hurdles

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/08/01/colorado-marijuana.aspx?e_cid=20150801Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150801Z1&et_cid=DM80840&et_rid=1058711306  

 

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PRIME Act Alert with Preamble by Joel Salatin

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/blog/2015/08/06/prime-act-alert-with-preamble-by-joel-salatin/    





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 8/8/2015 9:34pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


FLASH.  i'M SENDING THIS  LINK SO YOU CAN WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY.  IT IS FREE THROUGH TOMORROW.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/08/08/toxic-sludge-chemicals.aspx?e_cid=20150808Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150808Z1&et_cid=DM81392&et_rid=1067500436 


THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 8/5/2015 10:11pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I have started notifying people on my freezer beef list.  I am mid way thru February requests.  I allow a week for customers to respond with their deposit.  After one week, I send out the next group.  When a deposit is received, your beef is reserved and guaranteed.  The processing order is based on when the deposit is received, so to preserve your order you need to respond promptly.  Several have requested a whole beef.  We have decided, since we have had so many requests, to limit our freezer beef to halves or quarters.  Those having requested  wholes may request another half,and we will surely try to fulfill that request if we have some cancellations.  We want to fill as many requests for our truly grass finished beef.
  • Our milk supply has been somewhat reduced for the past month.  That is soon to change, and there will be an ample supply.  If you were on our list, or would like to be included please send us an email.  Be sure to include how much you will want on a weekly basis and your phone number.  We have four cows due to calve within the next thirty days.  We would like to get our list up to date so we can start adding in customers just as soon as the supply increases.  Our daughter, Marlies, recently bought a half gallon of A2 milk at a Whole Foods in the Phoenix area.  The word is finally getting out.  We have realized the health value of A2, grass only milk about ten years ago.  We have selected our genetics base on A2 and now have only A2 dairy cows and bulls.  I am including the presentation I sent last time about Vit K2 and grass based dairy.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYMExQNosTQ&feature=youtu.be 
  • I recent finished Pig Tails, by Barry Estabrook.  If you want to know all about how we got to where we are in pork production, it's a great read.   
  • I finally finished Farmegeddon, The True Cost of Cheap Meat, by Philip Lymbery.   It's almost 400 pages so it took quite a while to finish.  Someone at the coffee shop said they had just seen the movie.  I asked about fish and found out the film does not address fish.  Well, the book does, and it's not pretty.  It's worse than beef, chicken and pork.  The fish thing occurs at fish farms near remote islands, so there is absolutely no transparency.  It's disgusting.  Fish from "farms"is now at the very bottom of my list.  
  • Remember, Milk Cow Kitchen, by MaryJane Butter has a good chapter on container gardening.  J .Hallar, you might want to borrow my book.
  • We are still trying to figure out the pork supply issue.  Hopefully, that will occur soon.

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Falls Church, Virginia--July 23,2015--Today, Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced House Bill H.R. 3187, a bill that would significantly increase access to locally produced meat for consumers around the country. H.R. 3187, also known as the PRIME Act (the  Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption Act), would return power to the states to determine appropriate regulations on meat processing for local sales.   The PRIME Act would give states the option of passing laws to allow the sale of custom slaughtered and processed meat in intrastate commerce direct to the consumer as well as to venues such as restaurants, hotels, or grocery stores that deal directly with consumers. Interstate sales or multi-step distribution chains would not be allowed.   Currently, federal law prohibits the sale of custom processed meat; the meat from a custom facility can only go to the individual or individuals who owned the animal at the time the slaughter took place, meaning that the customer(s) must buy the whole animal while it is still alive. Farmers who sell meat by the cut must use a slaughterhouse that has an inspector on-site during the actual slaughtering; in many areas of the country, this means hauling the animals for several hours to a distant facility, increasing expenses for the farmer and creating greater stress on the animals.   Attorneys for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) worked on the bill with Massie's staff.   "Until 1967, states were able to set their own regulations for meat processing," explained FTCLDF President Pete Kennedy. "The Wholesome Meat Act of 1967 was sold to the public as a consumer protection bill, but it has wound up being an industry consolidation measure. Between 1967 and 2010, we lost more than half of the federally inspected slaughterhouses in the country, severely reducing options for small farmers. And while there were 15,000 non-federally inspected slaughterhouses in 1967, today there is only a small fraction of that number."   Demand for locally produced beef outstrips production in the U.S., in part, because of the lack of access to inspected slaughterhouses. Currently, only four companies control over 80% of the beef processing in this country; four companies control over 60% of pork processing.[1] Inspected slaughterhouses are stretched beyond capacity and the number of meat and poultry recalls has skyrocketed in recent years.   "The PRIME Act is the first step to rebuilding local processing infrastructure, which can revive rural economies and enable communities to become more self-sufficient in meat production," stated Kennedy. "We applaud Representative Massie for taking on one of the bigger obstacles to a prosperous local food system."   Original co-sponsors of the PRIME Act include Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Jared Polis (D-CO). ------ [1] Heffernan, W. & Hendrickson, M. (2007). Watch how Joel Salatin explains this.  http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/blog/2015/07/24/joel-salatin-on-meat-processing-and-the-prime-act/ 

 

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This link shows which corporations control (by percentage)the various meat industries.  University of Missouri, Department of Rural Sociology. http://www.foodcircles.missouri.edu/07contable.pdf   [view PDF]    

 



THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 7/27/2015 8:53pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Anyone who would like to voice their opinion on GMO debate can do so by going to the Kansas City Star opinion web site and cast your vote.   http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article28652527.html 
  • The first two steers were delivered to the processor today.  I'm working my way down my list.  When you get my notice please respond so if I need to contact the next person on my list I will have sufficient time.
  • Milk is still in short supply.  We are limping along as several families are taking summer vacations.

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  Thanks, Robert.  Make sure you watch this presentation.  You’ll learn a lot about Ca, K2, Grassfed milk, free range eggs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYMExQNosTQ&feature=youtu.be    

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Here is another good short presentation on Protein and Fat Burning.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDgT4gpBZ_w&feature=em-subs_digest      

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Remember, if you see a spray coup or airplane spraying corn or beans or just bare ground to kill everything before planting, don’t breathe and hit the recycle button in your car. 

http://farmwars.info/?p=14180&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29   





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com