(March 13, 2012)

College & Shady Grove Ranch present Pastured Meats 101

SHREVEPORT, LA — Matt Cadman, owner and operator of Shady Grove Ranch, will present "Pastured Meats 101" in Kilpatrick Auditorium on Monday, March 19. He will explore terms used to label meat and the long-term effects of these practices on human and environmental health. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • What: "Pastured Meats 101"

  • When: Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Where: Kilpatrick Auditorium, Smith Building

"As of 2006, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported that 18% of man-made greenhouse gases were due to livestock as a food source," said Dr. Troy Messina, assistant professor of physics. "The Omnivore's Delight, by Michael Pollan, explains that grass-fed beef has a much lighter carbon footprint. There are also health concerns associated with eating grain-fed meats. Grass-fed meat is lower in saturated fat and provides two to six times more omega-3 fatty acids."

Cadman will also describe the husbandry practices of Shady Grove Ranch during his presentation. A question and answer period will follow.

Shady Grove Ranch is a local, pasture-fed livestock ranch. The ranch raises its animals naturally, humanely, sustainably, and using practices appropriate to each animal's species. They consciously avoid using chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified feedstuffs, factory waste, synthetic hormones, or chemical fertilizers.

For more information on Shady Grove Ranch, contact Jerica Cadman at 903.665.7076 or email.