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Raising Cattle To Make Beef

Cattle feeder Anne Burkholder connects with consumers and explains the beef production story, from pasture to plate.

The most frequently asked question that I receive from urban dwellers is, “How can you take care of animals for several months and then send them off to be killed?” Quite honestly, this is a question that I ponder regularly as I think about why I believe that it is an admirable vocation to raise food animals.

I believe that I am a person of great compassion, and I spend each day trying to use the abilities that I was blessed with to be a positive contributor to my community and my country. I care very deeply about the people and the animals that fill my life. When I crawl into bed at night, the last thing that I ask myself is, “Did I make a difference today?”

Last week, someone asked me why my blog is so personal in nature. The simple truth is that my family and my farm are so intertwined that I would struggle tremendously if I tried to separate them. I am an American, I am a wife, I am a mother, I am a cattle farmer. I wear many different hats, all at the same time. Who I am and what I believe in play a pivotal role in what I do each and every day.

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