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Why do we use the claim “No Antibiotics Ever”

Why do we use the claim “No Antibiotics Ever”

First and foremost, I am not opposed to antibiotic use in animal or human health. Quite the opposite, I believe these miracle drugs are critical tools for both health systems. However, there’s a lesser known dirty little secret in industrial meat production involving these drugs that requires a lengthier description than can be encapsulated in a product label claim.    Industrial scale fattening of hogs, cattle, and chicken for harvest varies a bit from species to species, but the strategy is the same. To optimize efficiency and turn living beings into factory widgets, the animals must be crowded together. Proximity allows...

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HPP: YOUR LOCAL REGENERATIVE MEAT LOCKER

HPP: YOUR LOCAL REGENERATIVE MEAT LOCKER

A few decades ago, small meat processing plants were not hard to find. They provided a valuable service: harvesting and butchering livestock for local farmers and freezing/ storing the meat year round. Most people did not have in-home freezers, especially not the giant chest freezers available today, so the plant took care of the storage. This arrangement gave small plants the nickname, “lockers”. Often, the freezer in such facilities would have drawers that rolled out, with a lock and key, like a bank deposit box. A customer could show up and snag some meat from their drawer, or locker, periodically...

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Pastured Raised Pork Chop

Why Subscribe?

Why Subscribe?  Home Place Pastures is a mission driven, fifth generation family farm in Como, MS. We use regenerative practices to produce 100% grass fed and finished beef and pasture raised pork. Our farm is a Certified Humane, No Antibiotics Ever program. Subscribing is the single most impactful way to support us and most cost effective and convenient way to get our award winning* products.  Why is this so important for us? We run a farm, a USDA processing facility, and a butcher shop/ restaurant on the Home Place. These enterprises support roughly 30 employees and a network of small...

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HPP TAKES FIRST PLACE IN SHOULDER AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ COOKING CONTEST

HPP TAKES FIRST PLACE IN SHOULDER AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ COOKING CONTEST

We won 1st place in shoulder at Memphis in May. That sentence still feels crazy to say. You can read the tale of our first, very unsuccessful attempt in 2018 in a wonderful 2021 blog post written by HHP’s John Jordan Proctor, who is also the head cook of our BBQ team, Sweet Cheeks.   It’s a true Cinderella story from basically last place in 2018 to a 3rd place finish last year to take 1st this year. Normally self-deprecating to a fault, we do have to admit at this point that we know a thing or two about cooking pork....

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