News Update: Crown S Ranch, Winthrop WA, Spared By Wild Fire

Farming is a high risk business, and when you are raising livestock – beef cattle, sheep, pigs, turkeys, ducks, laying hens and broilers, and rabbits – you are responsible for hundreds of living creatures. And when dozens of fires are burning hundreds of acres of pasture and timberland, that responsibility can be frighteningly heavy.
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The Grazing Eco-System - Crown S Ranch

Louis Sukovaty, Crown S Ranch, Winthrop WA, talks about the inter-relationships between the forage plants and the cattle he grazes on them.
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Engineering an Organic Farm: Crown S Ranch

Jennifer Argraves, Crown S Ranch, talks about the farm that she and her husband, Louis Sukovaty, own and manage. Jennifer tells us about how they raise and market beef cattle, pigs, sheep, turkeys, broiler chickens, and eggs.
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Jennifer Argraves and Louis Sukovaty, Crown S Ranch, Winthrop WA

Jennifer Argraves and Louis Sukovaty are engineers by training – she, civil engineering; he, electrical/mechanical engineering – and combine their training with their passion: farming.

On Crown S Ranch, you will find grass-fed cattle, pigs, laying hens, chickens, and turkeys on our certified organic pastures in Washington State’s Methow Valley. Argraves and Sukovaty combine traditional
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Holiday Roast - Grassfed Beef

While a rib roast may seem like a real luxury, it is simple to prepare. Start – always! – with meat from a pastured animal fed only on grass. We serve only Crown S Ranch’s beef. While many will tell you it’s not possible to get a nicely marbled piece of meat from a cow that eats only grass, we show you that’s not the case!
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On the Road: Chicks are Hatching

Today, we’re on site with Crown S Ranch, Winthrop WA, and it’s spring. That means baby animals everywhere. Listen – you can hear miracles… Muffled peeps are a clue that something special is happening. And the sounds get louder and louder, until… there are chicks!
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Updated: Hello, Smithfield, This is What a Happy Pig and Piglets Look Like

While small operations like Amaltheia Dairy and Crown S Ranch will never approach the size and production of operations like Smithfield Foods, we thought it wouldn’t hurt to see what happy pigs and piglets look like.
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Red Meat, Processed Meat, and Cancer – The Latest Form of Yellow Journalism?

We’ve just finished 31 days of commercials, ads, and events – and pink everything – as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re all aware of the threat of cancer – all types of cancer – regardless of our age or gender. So now we’re being told that even the meat on our plates is going to cause cancer. What’s the real truth?
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Fire Update: Making Sure Farm Friends Are OK

(8/31: Final updates below.)

Wild fires and forest fires are rampant across the Northwest, south into California, and east into Montana. When you have friends farming on lands that are in the paths of these fires, all you can do is pray that they will be safe.

Farming is a hard business and with heat,
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Sizzling Summer Sundays - Chicken on the Grill

There are days when it just doesn’t pay to cook inside, and hot summer Sundays seem to be the norm here in Seattle this year! Fire up the grill, quarter that pastured organic chicken, and do dinner “al fresco!”
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