Damaged, discolored soybeans as cattle feed

The wet conditions that delayed harvest have resulted in some loads of soybeans being rejected or sold at a large discount. Rejected beans can be used as a feed for cattle. If beans have significant mold present, they should be tested prior to feeding.

Feeding Damaged Soybeans

Damaged or discolored soybeans can be used as a protein source for cattle. Soybeans can be a good protein source for cows and can be used in developing heifers as well as growing and finishing rations.

Soybeans are typically about 40% crude protein and 20% fat. Due to the high fat content, damaged soybeans can become rancid; however, in cold weather this is less of an issue. It is typically recommended to limit the amount of whole soybean in the diet to less than 10-20% on a dry matter basis as too high of fat content can negatively affect the bacteria in the rumen. The protein in soybeans is highly ruminally degradable and thus may not result in similar gains for growing cattle as compared to distillers grains when used in forage-based rations. It is also important to note that urea should not be used in rations in which raw soybeans are being used. Raw soybeans contain urease that can rapidly turn urea into ammonia and cause ammonia toxicity.

For additional tips regarding feeding whole soybeans see Whole Raw Soybeans as a Cost Competitive Protein Supplement for Cows and Calves.

Testing for Feed Value

When buying damaged or discolored soybeans, it is prudent to have a feed analysis conducted on the soybeans to get an accurate assessment of their feed value. Deterioration in quality can occur due to weathering.

In evaluating if soybeans are price competitive to other protein sources, it is valuable to compare them on a dry matter basis to other common feeds frequently used as a protein source. For this example we will compare whole raw soybeans to alfalfa hay and dried distillers grains on a price per unit of protein.

Table 1. Comparing price per unit of protein for three cattle feeds.
WHOLE SOYBEANS $243 40 86 $0.35/lb
DRIED DISTILLERS $160 30 90 $0.30/lb
ALFALFA HAY $100 18 85 $0.32/lb

In this example raw whole soybeans at 40% protein would need to be at $6.25 per bushel (or $208/ton) or less to have a price per pound of crude protein that would be competitive with $160/ton dried distillers grains.

The bottom line number that producers need to know is the cost per pound of nutrient, either protein or energy, consumed by the cattle after all expenses and waste loss occur to accurately compare different feed options. The Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator spreadsheet and NU Beef cowQlate app are two tools that allow producers to compare feed costs. They include delivery and storage expense as well as feeding cost and waste loss.

Grazing Mature Soybeans Standing in the Field

Some farmers with fields that are still too wet to harvest or that have had excessive bean drop are considering not harvesting beans. These fields can be grazed. However, it is important to understand that the plant itself has very little nutritional value (low in protein and energy) and thus a forage source, such as corn residue or hay must be provided. Cattle may select full bean pods and can scour if they consume too much. One way to avoid this is to provide limited access to soybeans. Providing palatable hay or another feed may also reduce the likelihood of cattle overeating soybeans. Remember, do not provide access to blocks, tubs, or supplements that contain urea when allowing access to raw soybeans.

Damaged or discolored soybeans can be a good source of protein for cattle. Effectively comparing them to other readily available sources of protein can help identify what is a “fair” value for the soybeans as cattle feed.

Healthy Steak Meals For Low Carb Dieting

Any diet can become unappetizing if it is too limiting or restrictive, and low-carbohydrate diets are no different. Without providing appetizing variations, dieters tend to slip back into old, carbohydrate-rich habits. The key to staying on track with a low-carbohydrate lifestyle is to consume a variety of flavorful proteins cooked to individual tastes.

Steak is a popular meal for people who shun carbohydrates, but many cooks do not know how to select the proper cut for the meal they want to prepare. This is tragic, because all steaks are definitely not created equal! Although the word is sometimes applied to fish or other meats, steak is generally a flat cut of beef. Often called beefsteaks, they can be enjoyed broiled, pan-fried or grilled over an open flame, and they are cooked to several degrees of completion.

Steak that is sailed on the outside and left especially raw on the inside is said to be prepared blue rare. Steak that is still red in the middle but warmed to a core temperature of 126 degrees Fahrenheit is described as rare. Steak that is cooked to a pink center and a core temperature of 131 is described as medium rare. A core temperature of 145 indicates a medium steak, and 154 is the core temperature for a steak cooked medium well done. Well done beefsteaks have no pink in the center and are cooked to an internal temperature of 163. Most cooks prepare steaks by applying a known amount of heat for a specific time for a specific thickness of meat. The process becomes very easy to judge after a few meals.

Filet Mignons are cut from the tapered end of the tenderloin. They are extremely tender cuts of meat, and are usually also the most expensive cut per pound. Prime rib, which is also a cut from the rib section, includes the bone. It is generally considered to be more flavorful than rib eye cuts, but it often contains gristle and is usually broiled. T-bone steak is cut from both the tenderloin and strip loin, and it gets the name T-bone from the shape of the bone that connects the two. When the amount of tenderloin is small, the cut is called a T-bone. When the amount of tenderloin is larger, the cut is called a porterhouse. Both cuts are usually large servings. Sirloin beefsteaks are cut from the hip, between the short loin and the rump steaks. Sirloins are tender, but slightly tougher than short loin cuts. They can be purchased with or without the bone. Any of these cuts in a reasonable portion (about the size of a pack of playing cards) is a fine part of any low-carb diet.

The New York strip steak is tender, but the strip loin cut tends to be high in fat. In beefsteaks, this feature is called marbling. Rib eye steak is cut from the rib section and is usually prepared on a grill. This cut does not include the bone. Like strip steak, rib eye is usually heavily marbled. In any dieting excess fats should be avoided, so skip these cuts if you're watching your waistline.

In restaurants, and on many home dinner menus, steak is often served with carbohydrates sides. Steak and potatoes, steak with grilled onions, steak with fries, and steak with vegetables like corn are very common meals. Instead of these carb-heavy sides, serve a nice steak with steamed vegetables or a light Cesar salad. Grilled or sautà © ed mushrooms are also low-carbohydrates that sides that go well with any cut of steak. Although onions are high in carbohydrates, they are very flavorful, and a small serving of grilled or pan-fried mushrooms with a steak can add a lot of flavor without packing a large carbohydrate punch. Many people enjoy horseradish on steak, which is another ingredient with a strong flavor, and strong cheeses are also excellent toppings for a grilled steak. Gorgonzola cheese or Roquefort blue cheese are excellent additions in small amounts.

Fruitarian: Mum has eaten only fruit for 27 years

A fruit salad is served up on special occasions like a birthday or Christmas.

A Queensland mum has lived off a raw fruit diet for nearly three decades.

Anne Osborne has been a fruitarian for 27 years, and raised her two children on the same limited diet.

Each meal is one whole, raw, mono fruit, such as an apple, mango, pineapple or papaya. 

For special occasions like a birthday or Christmas they would get a fruit salad.

The 52-year-old told the Courier Mail she did supplement her children’s diets with breast milk for nearly four years.

“The boys would have had nuts and seeds too,” she said of her children who are now 14 and 27.

“They now eat other things, which is fine by me.”

“I’m not crazy, it just works for me and it’s not for everyone.”


Anne Osborne, 52, has eaten nothing but fruit for 27 years. Source: Courier Mail.

“Every piece of fruit tastes different”

The Sunshine Coast woman eats more than 10 fruits a day. She started out as a vegan in her 20s for ethical reasons but then dropped vegetables over time.

“I’m never bored with the diet,” she said. “For me, every piece of fruit tastes different. That is why I don’t eat two or three at once as I don’t want to corrupt the taste.”

She said her diet is only made up of “good-quality organically grown fruit” and her limited intake has had no negative affects on her health.

“My bloods tests are all normal and my doctor said I had the best cholesterol levels he had ever seen,” she told the publication.

Is the diet safe?

Ms Osborne said that by eating raw fruit, full of fibre, she does not experience the same insulin spikes people have on sugary foods.

But warned it wasn’t a good idea to move from an ordinary diet to fruit only.

Apple chief Steve Jobs was reportedly a fruitarian at certain times of his life before dying at age 56 from pancreatic cancer.

When Ashton Kutcher played the role of Steve Jobs in the movie Jobs, he trialled fruitarianism for one month and was hospitalised with pancreatic problems.

The pancreas secretes blood sugar-regulating hormones.

Feeding RAW Food to My Blue Bay Shepherd – K9 Mukbang Poultry Episode

In this video I feed my Blue Bay Shepherd Kurgan and German Shepherd Lobo some RAW chicken leg quarters as q snack when we returned from our morning hike through the Mississippi River valley. My dogs will get more food later that will include some offal and fruit/veggies with it. If you want to see what that meal would like just look through my RAW food playlist below.

“I’m just some guy on YouTube.” I am not a “professional” dog trainer nor K9 nutritionist and I am not representing myself as one. I am here just showing what ‘I do’ and what ‘works for me’ as a long time Animal Warden, breeder and dog rescuer and I explain while doing it why I do it this way. 🙂

* Before asking me any feeding questions in the comments (OR ON INSTAGRAM) look through the several links I am providing below. 99.9% of any RAW feeding questions you have for me will be answered expertly in those links in more detail than I can provide in the video comments. 🙂

*To answer a question I know I will get in the comments:

* Yes, it’s OK to feed your dogs ‘RAW’ bones. It’s only cooked bone you should never feed your dogs – Cooking the bone makes it undigested, brittle and prone to causing obstruction of the g-track and a perforated bowel. Canines are meant to digest raw bones and have been doing it for millions of years. Don’t take my word for it though, I’m just some guy on YouTube… lol. Do your research. I’ll provide some links down below if you’d like to do that. I’ve been feeding this way for over 20 years with great results.

*Muk-bang or mukbang is an online broadcast in which a host eats large quantities of food, while interacting with their audience. Usually done through a webcast.

* I feed my dogs the B.A.R.F. Diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods). Here are a couple of books on the B.A.R.F. diet I recommend by DVM Ian Billinghurst.

Give Your Dog A Bone

Grow Your Pups with Bones: The BARF Program For breeding Healthy Dogs And Eliminating Skeletal Disease

Here is a good online resource if you are looking to get started feeding your dog a raw diet…

RAW Food amount calculator – How much to feed

Vet Gives The Health Benefits of Raw Feeding for Dogs…

Watch video and check out article linked below on the dangers of commercial pet foods and myths about feeding raw…

Some other RAW feeding videos I recommend below…

Is It Expensive To Feed Your Dog RAW Foods?

Does RAW food make dogs aggressive?

Guide to feeding dogs RAW food

How to feed your dog RAW food

How to feed your puppy RAW food

***Here is a playlist of 100+ videos of my dogs and puppies eating various things on the raw diet…

***Here are my channels top 3 videos…

This Is What Happens When You Feed RAW food To Dogs!!!

This Is What Happens When You Feed Cucumber To Dogs!!!
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ANTHEM of an OUTLAW – Apalachee Don (featuring BIG Chuk)

*** New Video series ***
Food Aggression in Puppies

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*** The Renascence Bulldogge has EB, Hermes OEB along with pitbull, bullmastiff, english mastiff and American bulldog in it’s breed foundation. The Black and tan and chocolate and tan coat colors seen in my bloodline and now in several OEBs that have my dogs mixed into them come from a black and tan Sorrel line pitbull I used when creating my dog (I used an Old Family Red Nose pits too). 🙂

Using Exfoliation For Acne Scar Removal

It is difficult to be plagued with both acne and acne scars. Ideally, you should be able to address both problems simultaneously. Unfortunately, many of the methods used to eliminate acne scars can actually cause more acne. However, one technique that is good for both acne and acne scar removal is the age-old technique of exfoliation.

The common techniques used for pimple, blackhead, and whitehead removal focus on topical mixtures. Most of the time, the topical mixtures cleansse the dirt from the pore, kill germs, and remove excess oil. Unfortunately, these topical treatments often dry out the skin while getting rid of acne.

Acne scars, as with all scars, must stay conditioned in order to be lightened and reduced until they go away. The skin drying effect of topical acne treatments actually makes scars worse. Scars are typically treated with natural moisturizers that keep the skin soft. However, these moisturizers can sometimes clog pores and cause aggravated acne.

This is why exfoliation is such a fantastic way to treat both issues effectively and achieve acne scar removal. Exfoliation is simply the peeling away or breaking down of the top layers of skin. This layer of skin is primarily composed of dead skin. This dead skin mixes with oil and dirt to clog pores and cause acne. Exfoliation also scrubs the pores, cleaning out the material clogging them and breaking you out. This eliminates basic blackheads and whiteheads and advances more aggressive acne.

This outer layer of skin is also where the older, upper layers of scar tissue are located. If you want to remove your scars, it is important to remove the older skin to promote new skin growth. This will help eliminate the tough and discolored skin that makes your scars noticeable. Exfoliation literally breaks down these outer layers of scar tissue at a microscopic level, making way for new skin growth. Furthermore, the rubbing increases the blood flow to the scar to promote skin growth.

Exfoliation can be done using over the counter treatments. These mixtures typically have some kind of "grit" ingredient to scrub the skin. There are also chemical solutions often used to exfoliate and peel the skin.

However, you can achieve similar results naturally. You can use a slightly coarse wash cloth to scrub your skin. There are also homeopathic recipes available you can use that scrub your skin and condition it simultaneously.

If you are suffering from acne and acne scars, there is hope. You do not have to choose treating your acne or your scars. You can use exfoliation to achieve clear skin that is acne and scar free.

Pet Raw Food is Booming with the Major Players Like WellPet, Stella & Chewy Adopting Latest Technologies

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How to Remove Bingo Wings

How to Remove Bingo wings is one of the most popular questions today. But before to eliminate this defect we have to understand what are the main fighting steps and how they will help you.

Let's start from the Beginner's Level. So, at first, we have to know what to fight with … What is that "bingo wings"? Here are 3 criteria:

1. Flabby muscles

2. Stretched skin

3. Fat

We must start attack every point of up list at the same time.

Fat: JUST BURN IT! I am giving some tips about fat burning in my blog … so there is no problem to find a possibility to eat a bit of cinnamon regularly or to drink grapefruit & lemon juice every day … The best of all to make an experiment with your body and to see does it work or not: stop eating white bread and pastry during one week, just one, and you'll see the difference. You can substitute A BIT of rice, cereals or nuts for these products or to try the most popular today RAW FOOD: contains all vitamins, proteins we need, minerals. Raw food extensively used in Diets and Weight Loss planning, so many companies produce their programs based on these products. Talking about easy way to do not let the appetite come up – the smell of vanilla, really works, try it. Few candles in the kitchen or any room would be just perfect.

Stretched skin : that's what makes "bingo wings" the hardest problem to fight with. At first, let's remove all dead cells from the surface (all scrubs you have, especially with olive oil or cocoa butter, or, what is the best – coffee). After, put a lot of cream (it should not be something expensive, the price does not mean quality; the best cosmetic you can always find in B abies Section ). Also you need to eat a lot of aliments which are rich of collagen: mushrooms, onions, rich fish, bamboo shoots … At the same time that will be working for your "face beauty"

Flabby muscles: If you have time, money and potential – classic massage. My own experience! Moving Cups Massage is good as well. You can even do it by yourself: one cup is enough, coz you will be working with every part of your body in turn. Use a bit of olive oil and keep doing slight twisting during 5-10 minutes. And … what really works and makes a positive effect – old as a world, but gives a result: EXERCISES! At first, some tips: the main thing for muscles is to be stretched. Try to do it as much as you can, during the day and after exercises, while the body is still warmed up. Flamenco, swimming … just think what you really like and what is less annoying for you and the result will come up very soon.

While you have "bingo wings" avoid buying clothes with short tiny sleeves, try to find something with floating cuffs or fluted sleeves. This is the aesthetic and important part of our secret operation "How to remove bingo wings" 🙂

This woman lost 22 kg by following a raw food diet

There are people amongst us who don’t have to put up a fight with the lard and can manage to stay slim with minimal efforts. Probably their hormones side with them or probably their metabolism ensures girth control; however, we will never know their truth entirely. But when it comes to body mechanism we do know that nothing can be left for chance – you need to put in some effort to keep yourself fit and the flab at bay. In our youth, despite the abuses hurled at them our bodies behave well but as we age our bodies become less resistant and the signs of abuse, ignorance and mistreatment start to show up as love handles or a pot belly in some cases. This is why they say rein control of your health before it gets too late.

When I first spoke to Meenal Jaiswal, a freelance photographer and traveller from Mumbai she told me that she didn’t have to worry about her weight through her pre-teens, teens and well into adulthood. But sometime in December 2017, she did feel a little out of shape. “My entire life I never had to worry about my weight but in December 2017 while attending a cousin’s wedding I didn’t like myself enough in the traditional outfits. Yes, I could see my love handles and clearly the belly-bulge was growing bit-by-bit, albeit silently. I knew the time has come to act, to transform into a fitter and better me. I could no longer put things to chance or be ignorant about my body,” she says.

(Abs ne bana di jodi: This Marwari couple’s fitness journey will give SRK a complex)

Getting started

The biggest challenge is to get started with a motive like – weight loss – where most of us start diligently but give up too quickly. It was no different with Meenal, she toyed with the idea of losing weight, clean eating before and fell for the fad diets, did yo-yo dieting and soon gave up. “I used to go on diets before and give up too soon and then realise that I gained doubled the weight I lost even with my menial efforts,” she recalls. But this time she knew she needed to do something very specific. “I realised it had to be a lifestyle change and not just some mere adjustments with diet,” she says.

After returning from her cousin’s wedding Meenal started eating boiled vegetables but she needed to up her ante. It was the same time when she saw an interview of Personal development coach Bob Proctor and leadership guru John C. Maxwell. Proctor asked Maxwell if he was happy about his health and weight and when Maxwell replied in negative, Proctor told Maxwell to go raw for 90 days. But there was a catch – if Maxwell slipped from the diet he would have to give Proctor a million dollars. “This challenge charged me up and I decided to go raw for 90 days. I also promised myself to wire an amount to a friend if I flouted the rules,” she says with a chuckle.

On 16th December 2017, Meenal started the raw diet and surprisingly she did stick to the rules. “I started eating raw and could see the results in a week; I was looking slimmer, lighter and was happier too. This kept me motivated enough,” she says.

The plan

Going raw wasn’t easy so she had hatched a plan to kill hunger and temptation before it got the better of her. “My mantra was to have my fill with the raw diet and eat properly, eat plenty. So, if it was a bowl of salad I ensured I ate enough to keep me full. Temptations can get the better of you only if you stay hungry on a diet,” she explains.

Here is how Meenal went about her diet:

Eating raw fruits and vegetables: “My meals comprised of everything raw — fruits and vegetables and I never compromised on the quantity I ate. Also, there is a thing with natural foods you don’t go overboard with them and your body feels full and nourished eating just moderate amounts.”

Saying no to cooked food: “I stopped having foods that need cooking or heating and then cut off dairy and non-vegetarian foods from my list. I turned into a raw vegan.”

Saying yes to natural health drinks: “I bought a cold processor and started to prepare my own vegetable and fruit juices.”

Going on a budget: “I made it sure that the food I buy for myself will not exceed more than Rs 100 or 150, to make the point clear that going on a diet doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket.”

Saying no to imported fruits: “Another thumb rule was to eat more local produce. So, I preferred carrots, radish, cucumber, tomatoes and beetroots over avocados and dragon fruits. Since I travel a lot I make it a point to eat the local produce more. I had dragonfruit when I was in Singapore and kiwi when in New Zealand but never bought the imported varieties when I was in India. I switched to organic too.”

The hurdles

“If you put your mind into it, it is not very difficult to go on a raw diet. I had planned everything to the T to ensure I don’t go off track,” she says. Here are a few things that she did to make sure she didn’t go hungry or starve herself:

“Whenever I travelled, I went to the vegetable market to fill my stocks so I didn’t go hungry ever.”

“I always carried apples or bananas with me.”

“I had my fill of fresh fruit juices and whatever raw options I had at 5-star hotels, while I was travelling.”

“I fed myself well before I had to head for a do so I didn’t give in to the temptations.”

The results

In February 2018, Meenal went from 78.5 kilos to 57 kilos in just 120 days. “Of course, many thought I was crazy and should not follow such a diet, so to put every doubt to rest I did my blood test every 45 days to ensure that I fared well in my health report card and surprisingly I did. Neither was I deficit in any nutrient neither did my haemoglobin fall.” In fact, many of her family members take supplements for health and have lifestyle issues too, but she sailed through all such troubles with just a simple change in her lifestyle.

Words of wisdom

“We all are born with healthy bodies but on the way, we develop habits that ruin our health and make our bodies sick beyond repair. You are the architect of your body so listen to it intently to keep it healthy and happy. It is difficult to give up bad eating habits and practice clean eating but once you try it things get better. If you are unhappy about yourself – your body, your health or the way you look – no one but only you can initiate the change,” she concludes.

This article was originally published on TheHealthsite.com

How to Get Rid of Blackheads – Acne Blackheads Treatment That Works

Acne is the most common skin condition which has plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples (pustules), and deeper lumps (nodules). There are over half a dozen form of acne, all the forms of acne are related with the sebaceous glands, but the most common form of acne is blackheads.

Here are some natural treatments apart from side effects causing medication; These are proven remedies with no side effects:

Make a mixture of tomato and cucumber juice, apply this mixture on your skin for 15 – 20 minutes, and rinse with Luke warm water. This remedy is useful for blackheads. Apply toothpaste on your pimples before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. Massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

Make your diet menu healthy by adding some fruits and vegetables and some juices. Make a mixture of lemon juice and rose water (equal quantity). Apply this mixture over affected skin for 15 – 20 minutes, rinse with pure water (also beneficial in blackheads, acne and wrinkles.) Make a paste of ground rice seeds mixed with water, apply this paste on blackheads.

Make a paste by mixing oatmeal + water or (almond powder + water), apply this paste on your skin / face for at least 20 minutes, rinse off with Luke warm water. This is very effective remedy for getting rid of acne blackheads. Take 2-3 teaspoon dried basil leaves + 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball on blackheads. Make a mixture of mint juice + turmeric powder and apply this on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Idahound dog food is barking up the right tree | Life

This food is going to the dogs. Literally.

Started in 2014 by Ketchum native John David Davidson, Wood River High School teacher Chris Cey, and dog enthusiast Alec Barfield, Idahound is a company that takes local ingredients to create a “nutritionally-whole,” raw dog food with minimal environmental impacts. They butcher, process, and package everything themselves at their ranch in Carey, Idaho, to make it “as dog intended.”

Currently, Idahound is sold in the Wood River Valley, in Boise and other Idaho locations, and in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Washington and Oregon. In addition, an online store has enabled expansion into markets in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado. To keep up with demand, Idahound is raising money on a Kickstarter fundraiser to increase the size of their five-acre ranch in Carey.

“Without additions, we’ve maxed out the space in Carey for what we can do in terms of storage, processing and cooler space,” Barfield said. The additions will provide a 25 percent increase in square footage as well as a walk-in freezer. The company is also hoping to increase the workforce up to 10 full-time employees.

It all started with Cey, his love of hunting and his hunting dogs.

A local high school biology teacher and hunter, Cey noticed that his dog, Bert, was having digestive issues and his coat had become course. He began to look at his dog’s diet. He also looked at the natural diet of the wolf and noted a big difference between that and commercial dog foods.

As a biology teacher, Cey knew that dogs had evolved similarly to wolves — to have teeth that tear flesh, a short and simple gastrointestinal tract suited for digestion and absorption of a meat diet and a predilection for meat above almost any other food. He started making Bert a recipe of wild Idaho game including organs, local organic produce and organic powdered eggshell. Bert thrived on the food and Cey noticed changed in his coat and muscle tone. He honed the recipes and soon his friends Barfield and Davidson saw the potential for demand of a raw, local, sustainable dog food.

The main ingredient is protein. That is supplied by local Snake River Plain ranchers who deliver live, grass-fed ewes to the ranch in Carey, where they graze freely before being slaughtered on-site. Butchering also takes place on the ranch in an old horse barn converted into a food processing facility. One-hundred percent of the meat, organs and bones from each animal are used. It is immediately refrigerated and processed the following day; Idahound food goes from being a live animal to a meal in less than 24 hours. To bolster nutrition, organic carrots, squash and apples are added to the formula.

Originally, Cey, Barfield and Davidson were personally slaughtering, butchering, processing, packaging and distributing the raw food. Now, they have two full-time employees, two part-time sales reps in Boise and Park City and a farmer’s market employee in Boise. Barfield is the only one of the original founders that works full-time while Cey continues his teaching job at the high school and Davidson works as City Treasurer in Ketchum. Long-term, Barfield sees Idahound making the Carey hub as successful as it can be before creating more hubs in other states.

Four bark reviews and two paws up

Customers and their owners are howling for the farm-to-bowl food. Margaret Bishop has been feeding her four dogs (and occasionally foster dogs) Idahound since she moved to Ketchum from Virginia three years ago.

“My dogs have done really well on it,” Bishop said. “I also like that it’s local and that Idahound is conscientious about where they source their meat and how the animals are handled and slaughtered.”

Idahound is sold at some local Wood River Valley stores, at the farmer’s market and local pet store Thunderpaws. “I chose Idahound because they were a local company using local animals and organic produce to make a fresh, handcrafted product that you previously couldn’t find anywhere in Idaho,” says Dain Hamilton, owner of Thunderpaws. “It is the highest quality product I can find for my customers.”

There are also fans in the Treasure Valley. “Not only is Idahound arguably the highest quality dog food I sell, it’s a model for how the farm-to-table movement can be translated into everything we do, including our dog’s food,” said Graham Sperry, pet shop lead for Boise Co-op Pet Shop. “Idahound provides a link between the high-quality agriculture of southern Idaho and a customer base who want their dollars to make an impact in our community.”

Growing trend, growing demand

Barfield said the trend to go to natural and raw dog food is one that is growing. “People are switching their dog’s food though it’s a bit of a slow process,” Barfield said. “The natural dog food sector is riding the coat tails of the natural human food seller. More and more people are becoming aware of the connection between food and the environment and the importance of both; there’s a greater acceptance of organic and natural foods.”

Now four years old, the company is in the process of making the changes necessary to keep up with demand for their product, including raising those funds for a 25 increase increase in square footage at their facility in Carey.

But no matter how successful they may become, the company vows to stay true to its core values to make small-batch, sustainable, farm-to-bowl food available for every dog.