Summer Grilling, Farm Health Online and All About Stunning

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Dear Rebecca,

I hope this finds you well, and for those out west, hopefully on the other side of the worst heat. As this kind of extreme weather and climate change impacts us in new ways in new places, know we’re here to help in any way we can. Our team wants to start by wishing you all a happy, safe and healthy holiday weekend. If you are celebrating, we hope you enjoy some good food and good time together with friends or family. Thanks for reading.

Summer Grilling Recipes
Looking for some last minute 4th of July recipes or great meals and sides perfect for any summer grilling? Check out our collection of recipes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter—straight from your fellow AGW-certified farms and businesses. People follow us for news about good food, and we love sharing your tips (and getting new eyes on your AGW-certified products!). Keep ’em coming and we’ll keep sharing.

Featured Resource: Farm Health Online – The Right Tool for the Job
We’re always looking ways to offer practical support and guidance for farming operations engaged in (or transitioning to) sustainable, pasture-based livestock production. This blog post explains Farm Health Online, a website that offers free and immediate access to practical, science-based information on positive livestock management and sustainable farming practices for cattle, sheep, poultry, and pigs, with comprehensive information on over 100 common livestock diseases, best practices on nutrition, housing, breeding and husbandry. Learn more.

Featured Resource: Technical Advice Fact Sheet 18 – Why Pre-Slaughter Stunning is Important
This technical paper examines the issue of pre-slaughter stunning. Key topics include minimizing pain and stress at slaughter, evidence of pain at the bleed cut and the time to loss of consciousness without prior stunning.

Updates From Your Peers
Catch the latest press mentions about AGW-certified producers and the program below. This week,

  • In coverage from CBC news, AGW-certified rancher John Smith from Plateau Cattle Company in Alberta, Canada was featured as a voice against allowing open-pit coal mining in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Daily Maverick published “The Homegrown Beauty of Boschendal’s Bounty,” featuring the AGW certification of Boschendal in South Africa.
Wishing you well in the week ahead,
Emily Moose
Executive Director
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