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ASA Featured Article
The American Simmental Association recently featured our business in the April issue of the Register. We enjoy the interviews, and any chance to get our story out there. Some of the history is a little off, but the overall message is spot-on. Click on the ...
Why All the Fat Bulls?
It`s been a busy winter! We have had record cold and snow, which has prompted us to begin feeding earlier than we wanted. We have had warm, open winters for the past few years, and almost forgot what a hard winter was. Thus the drought in posts. However, I wanted ...
We Are on Facebook now!
We finally set up a Facebook account! Find us online @lostwellscattle. Our Facebook page will be devoted to Grassfed beef, health, and wellness. This blog will focus on issues facing cattle producers. Happy New Year!
 
Chemical Free Beef
Many toxins are dangerous in very small quantities. It makes sense that we should avoid these toxins, whether they are being tested for or not. Buy your food from a trusted source, and preferably locally. Dr Mercola discusses some of the dangers of hidden toxins in ...
Ancestral Diet is the Key
This is one of the best articles I have seen on Fats and Proteins vs. Carbs. We need to be able to separate the main-stream marketing ploys from the facts when it comes to healthy eating. Dr. Sears takes a look at our anthropology to explain our current state of ...
Ranch Management
I often wonder if I`m doing all I can to improve my ranch management skills. Sometimes I fall into an arrogant spell, and think that I have it all figured out. This type of thinking limits progress and puts the brakes on advancement. Sure, many ideas can come from ...
Fats or Sugars?
Dr. Al Sears combines a great sense of humor with some sobering facts about FDA policy and real health. He gives you the facts, and doesn`t mince words. Just another reason not to rely on the government for your health information.
Why Grassfed Trumps Grain-fed
Chris Kresser explains the benefits of grassfed meats over their grain-fed counterparts. Most people are aware that grassfed meats are healthier, but few know why. Chris explains the difference and why you should care:
   
Food Frontiers
In the last post, I briefly mention treating food as medicine. The constant response I get is that good food is expensive. My response to that has been, "pay for it now (with good food) or pay for it later (in medical bills)." Not to make light of people`s ...
High-Fat Diet Fights Cancer
I`ve read a lot about Ketogenic diets and their benefits for fighting cancer. This article by Dr. Mercola reinforces this point. When we start treating food as medicine, I think we will start to see a reprieve in these tragic modern diseases.  
French Diet Healthy Because of ??
The secret to their health has finally been discovered, and it`s not what you may think. The article from The Wellness Blog sheds some light on what the French diet and Grassfed meat and dairy have in common.
   
Saturated Fats ARE Healthy For You
Saturated fats have long been vilified as causing a barrage of health problems. It`s funny, though, how the low-fat, low-cholesterol diets that have been pushed on us the past few decades have failed to make us any healthier. Again, it`s time to look at history for ...
Grassfed - Worth the Price
Organic and grassfed products often catch a lot of heat for their prices. I like to think of these holistic products as "custom made." The "custom" part generally means we are getting something better, something superior, not average. When I make the decision to ...
Bull Buyer`s Guide - Drovers
I`ve addressed the topic of bull buying in a March 2015 post. Recently, Drovers put out a similar article which goes into more detail about what to look for and how to find the right bull. I enjoyed the article, and was a little shocked to see this kind of advice come out of a ...
Unsustainable and Unprofitable Cow Herd Trends
An interesting article in Drovers magazine points to mounting data showing the American cow herd is becoming less productive and requires more inputs. Calf weaning weights have not changed in over 20 years while cows have become higher maintenance. Seedstock producers and ...
After-the-Holidays Detox
For me, the Christmas season usually includes splurging. I`m not talking financially, but about all the holiday candies, cookies, and desserts. It generally gives me a stomach ache, but I can`t help myself. Kelley Herring shares in her blog foods that help us detox from daily ...
5 Reasons Why GMOs Should Be Labeled
The consumer should be given the proper information to make buying decisions. Of course, many GMO companies are afraid that if they give consumers a choice, GMO products will suffer. Isn`t this the whole belief behind capitalism? Shouldn`t supply and demand drive the markets, ...
Farming Success with Joel Salatin
Come for the information - stay for the entertainment!
Joel has a way of getting his point across in a very entertaining way. However, the message is equally important. He goes through 10 steps of successful farming that are eye opening. He answers questions that we ...
Fenceline Weaning
Weaning calves used to be a stressful time for the calves, the cows, and us. This was also the time when we placed the calves in the feedlot ...
Gabe Brown and Soil Health
We were able to attend one of Gabe Brown`s seminars on soil health recently. Although we have read through much of his work, meeting him in person and getting to ask him questions directly was a great learning experience. It helped that our dad was able to go with us, and get ...
Bull Buying Season - Don`t be fooled!
For ranchers and producers, it`s the time of year when most of us are looking for bulls. Unless you were smart, and already bought them this past fall. Average sale prices so far this spring have almost doubled last year`s highs for many seedstock producers. With bulls selling ...
Defending Beef - The Case For Sustainable Meat Production
A review of the book "Defending Beef" was recently published in the LA Times. The book makes a case for cattle as necessary to the restoration and future health of the planet and its people. The author, Nicolette Hahn Niman, is a ...
"Bought" - The Documentary

"Your health is now brought to you by Wall Street. If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait `til you see what they are doing to our health care." – Jeff Hays, "Bought"

Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies
Dr. Mercola puts together another great article on the signs of nutritional deficiencies. We use the same type of protocol to identify nutritional deficiencies in our cattle: we watch for signs. In livestock, however, it gets complicated because there is no verbal ...
Regenerative Agriculture - The Natural Solution to Better Crop Yields
Regenerative Agriculture is the process of increasing crop production by naturally building soil health and fertility. Farmers and Ranchers have been fed a steady diet of pesticide and herbicide use for years by leading chemical companies, touting this as the solution to ...
The Link Between Celiac Disease and Roundup
Roundup is being used to harvest wheat, as it results in slightly higher yields. This practice has only been around for about the last 15 years. Dr. Stephanie Seneff has found in her research that the use of Roundup ...
Building Soils in Your Garden
I enjoy gardening. I have treated it as a pilot project to see what might work on the ranch. I also enjoy the benefits of the home-grown produce. However, I am not a fan of weeding. Dr. Mercola recently posted an article on building your garden soils with wood chips. Wood ...
Grassfed Steers at Fair
The kids finished up with fair this past week. It was another fun year, but I`m sure glad it`s over! The steers were from our herd and were raised and finished without grain. We had a few people comment to us that they couldn`t believe that our steers were not feed any grain. ...
Healing the Soil With Holistic Managment
Attending a ranch day in Colorado reaffirmed the necessity of holistic management in agriculture systems. Allan Savory’s words were ‘life begets life.’ Many of our ...
Reasons to Switch to Grassfed Beef and Dairy
Dr. Mercola puts together a great summary of the benefits of Grassfed beef and dairy. We were quite surprised to see our Farm-to-Fork documentary embedded in the article! I think the take-home point is: Know your farmer, know your food. We can vote with our pocketbook everyday ...
“Extreme” Levels of Roundup Detected in Food
GMOs, resulting from “Roundup Ready” crops, are receiving increased scrutiny as more research becomes available. Some of this increased scrutiny can be attributed to a French court, who in 2009 found Monsanto guilty of lying concerning its claims that the herbicide ...
It`s time to brand!
Spring is always a busy time of year, thus the drought in posts lately. We are getting towards the end of calving season which means: It’s time to brand! I can’t think of ...
PBS Farm-to-Fork Series
The Wyoming PBS Farm-to-Fork series on grassfed beef featuring Lost Wells Cattle Co. aired recently. The episode was put together very well, thanks to Stefani Smith and her staff. You can check out the commentary and other episodes at
Apple Cider Vinegar

We get a lot of questions about our cattle mineral program. People want to know what works and why. In addition to a trace mineral salt and natural mineral, one of our staples is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). It is becoming an accepted supplement to improve immune system ...

Analyzing Cattle for the Grass-finishing Type
We recently enlisted the help of Steve Campbell of Tailor Made Cattle to analyze our cattle for grass-finishing characteristics. Steve is a student of Gerald Fry ...
Joel Salatin - "Folks, This Ain`t Normal"
A prolific author, Salatin`s seven books to date include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan`s NYT bestseller Omnivore`s Dilemma and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc. ...
GMOs: What`s the big deal?
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are a major hot-button subject throughout our country. Most European countries have bans against them for public safety. Some farmers have said they couldn`t farm without them. Others, that ...
2013 Fremont County Fair
The kids just finished up with fair the first week of August. Although it was fun and exciting, it was also stressful. The kids had 5 steers there this year. The steers are from our herd of grass-based genetics, and we get ...
Selling Local
It`s a shame to raise quality cattle just to loose them in the abyss of the packers and feeders every fall. The conventional system of raising calves, selling them in the fall at weaning to be shipped east to the feedlots, then ...

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