Q & A

Livestock Diets

Do You Use Corn?


Most rave about corn-fed and, corn-finished flavor profiles in meat, eggs, dairy products and, poultry, however, corn, for many reasons, does not fit into our food-purity and, allergen-free philosophy. This is especially important because corn allergies are very serious, whether directly or, indirectly consumed, can negatively effect your health and, the health of livestock. --------- LECTINS: Since raw, uncooked corn contains high levels of lectins, it's quite difficult to digest. Lectins are indigestible proteins which are also anti-nutritive and, some claim that it may be at least one of the leading causes of perforated intestinal lining (leaky gut). *Anti-nutrients block the the body from absorbing essential nutrients which, can lead to a host of health related problems including, but not limited to, vitamin D defiency and, anemia. MOLD: Corn contains mycotoxins and aflatoxins too. Both are highly toxic types of molds, known to cause illness, inflammation, organ diseases, cancer and, they are known to be deadly. Corn deemed unfit for human consumption is sold for livestock feed. Then, you consume the meat, poultry, cheese, dairy products eggs etc.. produced from those animals. Since it is critical to maintain your nutritional profiles, it's imperative that your diet encompasses a wholesome, well balanced highly absorbant diet, and we believe that this is one of the keys to preventing illness. ---------- Cooking does not kill or, control these highly toxic molds. The United States Department of Agriculture approves ionizing radiation for treatment of Certified Organic, Genetically Modified and, traditionally grown corn ( heirloom, non-GMO and GMO varieties of Bt Corn, Bt Sweet Corn, Liberty Link Corn and, Round-Up Ready Corn) however, radiation treatment does not kill these toxic molds. Basically, it just makes us very sick over a longer period of time, instead of very sick, faster. Organic corn is one of those giant seed-grains that is highly susceptible to contamination Genetically Modified. 2008 - 2012 - 2016 - UNSUSTAINABLE: Corn is not sustainable. It's very thirsty and, certainly not a friend to the environment especially since, it requires a tremendous amount of water to grow. Corn also has a massive carbon footprint. Originally corn was a small bunch grass, and the seeds where very small (like rice). Over time corn has been altered, in a variety of ways to grow very large and, to form extremely big kernels. Very much, The opposite of natural. CORN FEED: Chickens originated from the Jungle Fowl. Traditionally and, historically, corn does not grow naturally, in wild galus-galus jungle habitats. Therefore, it's not an indigenous source of food, feed or nutritional source for chickens. In that regard, it's not considered a nutritious or, natural food source for any of our livestock or, our customers. Our methods are Physio-Organic. This means that we provide our flocks and herds with naturally conducive environments, to optimize how nature intended them to live and, to thrive; within their own cultural relms. "Doing It Nature's Way" CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certified Organic livestock foods and, livestock feeds can " unintentionally" contain Genetically Modified Organisms. It's interesting that so many small family farmers and, ranchers who claim to be organic, beyond organic and, sustainable still buy bagged, stacked or bulked chicken and pig feeds. These are formulated feeds that actually state on the bags "pig feed", "chicken feed", "show lamb feed", "show goat feed", "cattle grower/finisher" and the list goes on... Perhaps one of the most interesting observations on this issue, is how many consumers, go out of the way to buy organic or, pesticide-free or, non-GMO; yet, still support the use of toxic corn in their food supply chain. It's well known that these types of cereal grains deplete nutrients from the soils, promote pesticide use and, aids in the contamination of ground water. ------------ The Contradiction Organic has been the topic of a controversial subject since about, 1994; especially since, most small scale and, large scale (organic, beyond organic and traditional) farmers and ranchers use corn, as a cheap source of energy or filler. Most poultry producers use corn because it also helps pack on those extra pounds and, helps grow their livestock grow bigger, faster. I know of several sellers, claiming to sell paleo, certified organic, primal, paleo and beyond organic meat, poultry dairy and eggs, and, they use corn or corn-by-products (corn meal, corn germ meal or corn-gluten) which, is a direct contradiction of paleo, beyond organic, primal, organic, ecologically friendly and, natural. Want to know more? If you have questions or, concerns please search the FAQ pages. Thank you.




Do You Use Wheat?


Wheat, for many reasons, does not fit into our food-purity and, allergen-free philosophy. This is especially important because wheat allergies are very serious, whether directly or, indirectly consumed, can negatively effect your health and, the health of the livestock. Wheat and, wheat products have been proven to cause intestinal inflammation, intestinal perforation, intestinal leaking, chronic gastro-intestinal pain, discomfort and, irritable bowels. --------- LECTINS: Since raw, uncooked wheat contains about 300 mcg of wheat lectins per gram, these high levels should be a topic of concern. They are not only difficult to digest, but also they are, anti-nutritive and, some claim that it may be at least one of the leading causes of perforated intestinal lining (leaky gut). Anti-Nutiritive means that it blocks the intestines from absorbing essential nutrients. MOLD: Wheat contains mycotoxins and aflatoxins too. Both are highly toxic types of molds, known to cause illness, inflammation, organ diseases, cancer and, they are known to be deadly. GLUTEN: Gluten is a particular type of protein found in wheat (and, other creal grains) that gives the germination process of the seed a nutritious and, energetic boost. Livestock and people are not seeds, we are gastro-intestinal animals that rely on our digestion process to absorb nutrients. Gluten coats your intestines and, has been shown to block essential nutrients from absorbing. This process can lead to many health problems including but not limited to, anemia and, Vitamin D deficiency. LIVESTOCK FEED: When livestock are fed wheat berries, wheat bran, wheat by-products, they too can suffer from nutritive deficiency, intestinal damage and, discomfort. The bottom line is that when livestock are fed wheat and, wheat gluten, they grow bigger and, faster.... but, they are not necessarily, healthier. When you consume inferior meat, poultry, eggs and, dairy products, you are getting inferior nutritive results. Wheat deemed unfit for human consumption is sold for livestock feed. Then, you consume the meat, poultry, dairy products, cheese, eggs etc.. produced from those animals, you are putting yourself at high risk of developing allergies and, a host of other health related problems. Cooking does not kill or, control these highly toxic molds. The United States Department of Agriculture approves ionizing radiation for treatment of Certified Organic, Genetically Modified and, traditionally grown corn ( heirloom, non-GMO and GMO varieties of Bt Corn, Bt Sweet Corn, Liberty Link Corn and, Round-Up Ready Corn) however, ionizing radiation treatment does not kill these toxic molds. Basically, it just makes us very sick, over a longer period of time; instead of quickly. Organic wheat is yet another one of those giant seed-grains that is highly susceptible to contamination Genetically Modified. 2008 - 2012 - 2016 - UNSUSTAINABLE: Wheat, just like corn is not sustainable. It's very thirsty and, certainly not a friend to the environment especially since, it requires a tremendous amount of water to grow. Wheat also has a massive carbon footprint. Just like corn, originally wheat too, was a small grass, and the seeds where very small (like rice). Over time wheat berries have been altered, in a variety of ways to grow very large and, to form extremely big kernels. Again, the complete opposite of natural. WHEAT FEED: Chickens originated from the Jungle Fowl. Traditionally and, historically, wheat does not grow, naturally in wild galus-galus jungle habitats. Therefore, it's not an indigenous source of food, feed or nutritional source for chickens. In that regard, it's not considered a nutritious or, natural food source for any of our livestock. Our methods are Physio-Organic. This means that we provide our flocks and herds with naturally conducive environments, to optimize how nature intended them to live and, to flourish; within their own cultural relms. "Doing It Nature's Way" CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certified Organic foods and, livestock feeds can " unintentionally" contain Genetically Modified Organisms. It's interesting that so many sellers claiming to be certified organic, beyond organic and, sustainable farmers and, ranchers (doing things differently), still buy bagged, stacked or bulked chicken and pig feeds. These are formulated feeds that actually state on the bags "pig feed", "chicken feed", "show lamb feed", "show goat feed", "cattle grower/finisher" and the list goes on... Perhaps what is most interesting on this issue is, how many consumers who buy organic or, non-GMO; still support the use of toxic wheat in their food supply chain, which also depletes nutrients from the soils, aids in global drought, contributes to ground water contamination and, increased pesticide uses. ------------ The Contradiction Organic has been the topic of a controversial subject, since 1994 especially since, most small, scale and large scale (organic, beyond organic and traditional) farmers and ranchers use wheat, as a cheap source of energy or filler. Most poultry producers use wheat because it also helps pack on those extra pounds and, helps grow their livestock faster. I know of several, sellers claiming to sell paleo, certified organic, primal and beyond organic meat, poultry, dairy and eggs that use wheat or, wheat-by-products ( wheat gluten meal) which, is a direct contradiction of paleo, beyond organic, primal, organic, ecologically friendly and, natural. Want to know more? If you have questions or, concerns please search the FAQ pages. Thank you.




Do You Use Soy?


Soy is a very popular, plant based protein supplement. Not only is it used for human consumption but, also 98% of all livestock feeds contain soy. Soy, for many reasons, does not fit into our food-purity and, allergen-free philosophy. This is especially important because soy allergies are very serious, whether directly or, indirectly consumed, can negatively effect your health. --------- LECTINS: Since raw, uncooked soy-beans are not only toxic, by nature they also, contain high levels of lectins which are quite difficult to digest, they also contain about 10 to 20 grams of lectin per kilogram. Lectins are indigestible proteins which are also anti-nutritive and, some claim that it may be at least one of the leading causes of perforated intestinal lining (leaky gut). MOLD: Soy contains mycotoxins and aflatoxins too. Both are highly toxic types of molds, known to cause illness, inflammation, organ diseases, cancer and, they are known to be deadly.Soy deemed unfit for human consumption is sold for livestock feed. Then, you eat the meat, poultry, cheese, eggs etc.. produced from those animals. You are what you absorb, and that's an uncomfortable senario. IONIZING RADIATION: Cooking does not kill or, control these highly toxic molds. The United States Department of Agriculture approves ionizing radiation for treatment of Certified Organic, Genetically Modified and, traditionally grown soy bean varieties, however, radiation treatment does not kill these toxic molds. Basically, it just makes us very sick over a longer period of time. Organic soy has long been the subject of controversy and, one thing is agreed, it's highly susceptible to contamination and, Genetically Modified. 2008 - 2012 - 2016 - UNSUSTAINABLE: Corn is not sustainable. It's very thirsty and, certainly not a friend to the environment especially since, it requires a tremendous amount of water to grow. Corn also has a massive carbon footprint.Originally corn was a small bunch grass, and the seeds where very small (like rice). Over time corn has been altered, in a variety of ways to grow very large and, to form extremely big kernels. Very The opposite of natural. CORN FEED: Chickens originated from the Jungle Fowl. Traditionally and, historically, corn does not naturally grow in wild galus-galus jungle habitats. Therefore, it's not an indigenous source of food, feed or nutritional source for chickens. In that regard, it's not considered a nutritious or, natural food source for any of our livestock.Our methods are Physio-Organic. This means that we provide our flocks and herds with naturally conducive environments, to optimize how nature intended them to live and, to thrive; within their own cultural relms. "Doing It Nature's Way" CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certified Organic livestock feeds can " unintentionally" contain Genetically Modified Organisms. It's interesting to us, that so many organic, beyond organic and, sustainable farmers and, ranchers still buy bagged, stacked or bulked chicken and pig feeds. These are formulated feeds that actually state on the bags "pig feed", "chicken feed", "show lamb feed", "show goat feed", "cattle grower/finisher" and the list goes on... What interests us the most on this issue, is how many consumers buy organic or, non-GMO; yet, still support the use of toxic corn in their food supply chain, which also depletes nutrients from the soils and, aids in drought. ------------ The ContradictionOrganic has been the topic of a controversial subject, since 1994 especially since, most small, scale and large scale (organic, beyond organic and traditional) farmers and ranchers use corn, as a cheap source of energy or filler. Most poultry producers use corn because it also helps pack on those extra pounds and, helps grow their livestock faster.I know of several, claiming to sell paleo, certified organic, primal and beyond organic meat, poultry and eggs that use corn or corn-by-products (corn meal, corn germ meal or corn-gluten) which, is a direct contradiction of paleo, beyond organic, primal, organic, ecologically freindly and, natural. Want to know more? If you have questions or, concerns please search the FAQ pages. Thank you.No. Soy does not fit into our Food-Purity vision. At Rainbow Ranch Farms, livestock (cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, game birds, goats and pigs) do not have access to nor, are they offered soy (certified organic, traditional or other). In fact, we live soy-free, and so do our livestock! --------- Soy has been linked to male-breasts and erectile dysfunction. Soy contains mycotoxins and other toxic molds known to cause illness, inflammation, organ diseases, cancer and death. Most soy is deemed unfit for human consumption and, is sold for livestock feed. Then, you eat the meat, poultry, cheese, eggs etc.. produced from those animals. (WHO) Cooking does not kill or, control these highly toxic molds. The U.S. governement has approved ionizing radiation for treatment of Certified Organic and traditionally grown soy however, radiation does not kill these toxic molds. Basically, it just makes us very sick over a longer period of time. Soy is another controversial topic due to the high levels of phyto-estrogens. Phyto, meaning plant, and estrogen, meaning a type of hormone. Because phyro-estrogens have been known to ease menapause symptoms, some consider it a safe food. Others do not want to take chances of developing cancer. Soy is not sustainable because, it is very thirsty, and some say it may cause degredation of lands. It is certainly not a friend to the environment. Soy beans are native to East Asia. They are not meant to be consumed in these high amounts in North America. Eating a locally based and seasonal diet is always best for people and for all livestock. Traditionally chickens originated from the Jungle Fowl. and, historically, soy does not naturally grow in those areas. Therefore it's not an indigenous source of food, feed or nutrition for chickens or, other livestock. Our methods are Physio-Organic. This means that we try to provide our flocks and, herds with natural relms, to optimize how nature intended them to live and thrive. We value each animal and every species has it's own cultural requirements. "Doing It Nature's Way" Certified Organic livestock feeds can " unintentionally" contain Genetically Modified Organisms. ------------ The Contradiction Organic has been the topic of a controversial subject, since 1994 especially since, most small, scale and large scale (organic, beyond organic and traditional) farmers and ranchers use soy, as a cheap source of protein or filler. Most poultry producers use soy because it also helps pack on those extra pounds and grow their livestock much faster. I know of several claiming to sell paleo, certified organic, primal and beyond organic meat poultry and eggs, that use soy which, is a direct contradiction of paleo, beyond organic, primal and natural. Want to learn more?




Do You Use Flax Seeds?


No. Flax seeds are a highly estrogenic phyto-estrogen and, we believe that food is a form of medicine, our livestock are perfectly healthy. They do not require flax seeds. Our livestock have well balanced hormones and, do not need a boost of estrogen. When livestock are fed phyto-estrgens, the consumer is getting an end product that is higher in those hormones. Some cancers are estrogen fueled, such as female and, male breast cancers, prostate cancer and, a host of other cancers too. At Rainbow Ranch Farms, we are dedicated to growing, producing holistic, physio-organic foods to promote the good health and the longevity of our consumers. Would you like to know more about, why we do not use flax seeds?




Do You Use Gluten?


No. We are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein designed to give some seeds the energy needed to sprout. Seeds do not have gastro-intestinal bodies, like humans, animals and, livestock. Gluten is known to coat the intestines and, acts as a nutrient blocker, blocking the body's ability to properly absrob essential nutrients. Gluten is also considered one of the most dangerous proteins due to its ability to cause intestinal inflammation, stomach pain, discomfort, irritable bowels and, for those who suffer from celiac disease, gluten can be especially problematic, by ways of allergic reactions. Gluten allergies are very serious and, we understand the health issues associated with diets comprised of gluten. We are allergen-free and, our livestock are gluten-free too. We have information, dedicated to answering this question on this link Click here for more on why we do not use gluten.




Do You Use Fish-Meal?


No, We do not use fish meal, crab meal or crushed oyster shells. It's not natural to feed or, to force these products on livestock. We know that most farmers feed these ocean products to livestock and, although that may work for work for them, it does not work for us or, our livestock. Our pigs, cattle, chickens, game birds, turkeys, goats, sheep and, our red composting worms are not ocean divers. Therefore, we do not consider the use of oyster shells, crab meal and, other ocean-derived by-products. Those types of by-products are commonly used as soil ammendments and, fertilizers. It does not make sense to us, as species-specific dietary specialists to use those by0-products as a sourced supplement. In addition, it does not fit within our allergen-free and, holistic-healing philosophy. The majority of the ocean is being contaminated with radiation and, this means that the ocean wildlfe may not be, the healthiest at this time. Of course some parts of the ocean are still, well balanced and, clean. It's our responsibility to provide the very best, highest quality care, species-specific and, culturally conducive diets for all our livestock and, to produce the cleanest, most pure, holistic-healing foods for our customers. For many reasons, by-products from the ocean, do not fit into our mission. Ocean wildlife is among some of the most abused. This abuse is beyond the stretch of imagination as, it borders on destruction. We do not feel comfortable being part of that problem and, as stated above, most livestock are not ocean divers. Do you want to know more?




Chicken Diet


In keeping with my grandparents old fashioned, farming traditions, our chickens enjoy a life of "freedom - foraging" on wild, native and, indigenous seasonal vegetation. While days are filled with, scavenging through the orchard, tromping in the garden, pecking and, scratching in compost and, eating bugs; they always make time for beetle hunting, dirt-bathing, breeding, hatching and, raising young chicks. The chickens at Rainbow Ranch Farms live and, flourish on an abundance of fresh, seasonal organic fruits, greens and vegetables; and, from sunrise to sunset, you see them running around, hunting for bugs, grubs and, worms. They enjoy sunbathing, and appreciating the physio-organic environment, that we strive to provide for them. These are just a few of the incredible values that we love so much about everything that we do and, it's worth every single minute. Your chickens are the eminence of happy, healthy and true "TERROIR", farm-fresh poultry and, they are, second-to-none. Rainbow Ranch Farms, since 1991. If you have any questions or concerns please search our FAQ pages. Thank you.




Pig Diet


Our heritage pigs forage on wild, indiginous vegetation, grasses and, giant reed grasses too. Using their strong snouts, they uproot the deep roots of harvested organic, heirloom plants. Kunekune pigs are simply amazing converters, unlike any other pigs. This is because Kunekune pigs can convert fruit, vegetables and, greens to delicious, wholesome meat and, fat, with impressive ratios. The larger breed pigs, have very long snouts, which makes it very easy for them to root, not only in the harvested pastures, but also in the compost piles. The compost piles are an entire eco-system that the pigs love to hunt from. Since we raise glorious heritage chickens for eggs, the pigs get all the surplus eggs and, you should know that we also produce organic "High CBD" pork and, Hemp finished pork too. All our heritage pigs feast on tons and, tons of fresh, fruits, vegetables and greens every day, in addition to loads of nutritious living grasses. Make no mistake, our hogs are raised properly. This means that they are on a species-specific diet, as if they are in the wild. Our hogs are not vegans nor, vegetarians. We raise real pigs, produce real pork for, real people. The reason it takes so many tons of food to feed our hog-herds, is because we do not provide them with fillers such as corn, gluten, wheat, soy or, other highly toxic products. Many grains are not only highly toxic from molds but, also contain phyto-estrogens, gluten and other properties that can cause allergic reactions and, can lead to severe health problems including, but not limited to, cancer, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Genetically modified. Pesticide laced. Gluten-loaded. Raw lectin poisoning. These are not good for the livestock digestive systems and even worse, for the end consumer. We care about our livestock, food supply and, we care about you.




Cow Diet


THE FAD: Most sellers online, now claim 100% grass-fed but, you should know that all cows are 100% grass fed. Since our day one, Rainbow Ranch Fartms has always been 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised and grass-finished. Less than 1% of all cattle raised in the USA, are even remotely similar to ours. Most of all the beef sold online is probably imported from South America, China or elsewere. It is bought at the cheapest rock bottom prices, sent to packers and processors and, eventually much of the beef ends up in freezer, storage lockers. FREEZER LOCKERS: The chances that you are buying Organic, grass-fed beef online are likely very low. Especially when you are getting ridiculous deals like free shipping on orders over $250.00 or other great specials. MORE... First. There are less cattle ranchers in the United States, today, than ever before. We are an industry on the brink of collapse. It can be financially crippling for new cattle ranchers to enter this field and, this is why so much of our beef is from other countries. Second. The majority of cattle ranchers, today are either breeders, growers or, feed lots. This means that most of the hundreds of thousands of beef sellers online, are buying beef and, not growing it. Third. Only a very small, handful of cattle ranchers within the United States actually sell or offer farm-raised, real USA beef online. This is because, it's an unpredictable market and, most online beef buyers do not have the financial means to actually afford real USA beef, in these markets, at this time. They are mostly buyers and, not grower/producers. Fourth. There are only 4 major USDA beef processing corporations in the United States. Most are owned by peop[le who are not Americans. There are about 7 small, privately owned, independent USDA beef processing plants in the entire state of California, most of which are located in Northern California. Where's your beef coming from? Fifth. Most USA beef is sold to large outfits, as this guarantees the cattle rancher somewhat of an income. And, do you know how much, beef is being sold online? Do the math. How many massive freezers does one outfit need to store all that beef, that is being shipped out on a daily basis? It's not even a reality. Furthermore, how many cattle do these small ranchers have, when they can afford to store and ship literally thousands and, thousands of pounds of this 100% grass-fed beef? Sixth. These cattle ranchers spend entire days answering phones, chatting with customers, ordering supplies, packaging, printing labels and shipping beef boxes. When do they have the 18 hours per day to actually, ranch, move cattle, transport cattle, work with the butchers and so on? One may argue that these outfits have secretaries, receptionists, social media managers, outsourced blog writers, web designers, employees for ordering shipping supplies, employees for packaging, printing and, so forth..As a full time holistic rancher and, farmer,I know this to be a far stretch. All those employees and contractors need to be paid too. Seventh. Organic beef does not mean, 100% grass-fed. 100% grass fed, does not mean, grass-finished. 100% grass-finished, does not mean corn-free, soy-free, wheat-free.It does not mean antibiotic-free, vaccine-free, castrate free. Eighth. ALL USDA beef sold to the general public, online, at farmers markets, from health food stores, is the same. Why? Because all those cattle had to go to market by 30 months. And, I've been raising 100% pasture-raised, grass-fed, grass-finished heritage cattle for decades and, there is no way, that I have ever witnessed any cow that's only been on mother's milk and, grass; ever weigh 2000 pounds in under 30 months. That's a gain of over 66 pounds per month. Ninth. ALL organic, non-organic, traditional, grass-fed, etc. beef from bulls sold through farmers markets, health food stores, to the general public and, online to general populations have been castrated. Ask a Vet or doctor what is the standard protocol after castration? 1. Tetanus shots 2. Antibiotic Shots 3. Vaccines (cattle, sheep, goats, etc) Oh, but you only buy organic. Well, The National Organic Program says that this is okay and, that this beef can still be labeled antibiotic-free, drug-free and.....because it was prior to a certain age and, it was implemented as a "preventative measure". Tenth. Very few ranchers ever have bulls. They mostly use artificial insemination. This means A. hormone shots. B. Hormone shots. C. Hormone shots. And, that's also perfectly accepted by the people who regulate your Certified Organic food and, labels. ----------------- We know what it costs to raise our livestock without any drugs, no vaccines, no tetanus shots, no castrations and totally naturally. We have all our breeders. It costs several arms and, legs to keep bulls and, breeder cows all year long and, year, after year, after year. It's a massive financial expense. It's also extremely dangerous to keep bulls. Ranchers who keep bulls have an 11% higher chance of being killed. --------------- Back to Rainbow Ranch Farms Our heritage-breed cattle graze on beautiful and, well balanced mix of naturally growing grasses. They are 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised and, 100% grass finished, all year. They also keep all our trees well trimmed by eating the leaves off the lower, hanging branches. Our fruit trees are now protected by pallet-sides, which helps to them, while the cattle graze and, prevents the destruction of our fruit trees. However, they still provide a valuable service in the orchard by pruning the extra long branches, keeping the weeds down and, fertilizing the soils, just the right amount.




Turkey Diet


Heritage turkeys can be very picky eaters. They primarily prefer fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, lush grasses, seeds and worms. Our beautiful heritage turkeys have large worm composting boxes inside ranges with patches of Opuntia Microdasys (type of cacti) that also flower and produce delicious, sweet prickly pears (fruit or, Tunas). The mulberry trees provide shade from the sun and, fallen fruits. in addition to being raised in a High Desert organic, heirloom garden with open, indigenous vegetation and wild native forage, they also enjoy berries, greens, bugs, fallen leaves and, natural mating. Our turkeys mate naturally, breed and, raise bsby turkey poults, just as nature intended.




Honey Bees Management


Our honey bees are managed on holisti, physio-organic levels. OTHERS: Most bee keepers feed sugar water or flour based bee-bread to honey bees during the winter. US: We do not need to feed our honey bees sugar water or, bee bread. OTHERS: Most European honey bees are delicate and hives can be invaded by predators, moths and, invasive insects. Pesticides and, antibiotics are commonly used in the management of honey bee hives. US: Our honey bees are acclimated to our bio-region and are adapted to our farms, ranches and climates. We do not have common issues that many other bee keepers are often faced with. OTHERS: Most bee keepers move bee hives to follow the bloom (flowering). Most California bee keepers often move bee hives. The problem is, that when bees are taken to commercial orchards (such as almonds), the majority of commercial orchards, use foam pesticides and, fungicides. The bees are exposed to these chemicals, while pollinating the orchards. This is a method accepted and, used even on certified organic orchards. US: Our honey bees are on our farms and, ranches and, are never moved. In fact, our farms and, ranches are a safe place for honey bees and, we have also had wild bees find safe haven in our empty hives. At Rainbow Ranch Farms, we have been saving bees from extiction for over 10 years and, developing safe harbor solutions for preventing the destruction of bees within Southern California.





Hormones

Castration=Hormones


Castration is without a doubt, a concern for the livestock and, for the end consumer. This is regularly practiced throughout 99.9% of all livestock farming and, ranching operations, especially in the United States. When a bull calf is castrated, it's no longer viable for breeding, as his testicles have been destroyed. The destructionl process can be performed in a number of ways. 1. chemical castration. 2. Banding castration. 3. Surgical castration. 4. Clamping or, crimping castration using emasculators. Castration can be done using anesthetic - Although it is rare. Castration is performed to destroy the viability of testicles on male livestock. This prevents them from breeding. Castrated livestock (roosters, bulls, bucks, rams etc) are good for pets, food, companions but, not for sustainable solutions. Farms and ranches that produce food from castrated livestock, think that the quality of meat is higher. They also think that the meat helps develop a more uniform flavor profile, throughout the changing seasons. Many farmers and, ranchers also think that castrating the males, is safer for the livestock and, the people who work with the livestock. I have seen ranches and farms advertise "humane handling", certified organic", "all natural", "drug free" and, "non GMO", even though they perform castrations. This is particularly interesting, especially when you take a look at the process and how it effects the animals, livestock and, the end results. After banding and, surgical castrations, it is important to prevent infection and tetanus. This preventative measure is done through antibiotics, Tetanus Toxoid administration and, a first series of vaccines. The National Organic Program, encourages, accepts and, permits the use of castration, administration of vaccines and, antibiotics. Would you like to know more about this? Livestock are castrated for many reasons. The most common are, but not limited to; A. PERFORMANCE. This means that because their bodies are no longer focused on proper male development, (as nature intended) they begin to pack on those pounds and extra layers of fat. Instead of being "naturally slow grown" with, lean, strong muscles; they are producing more estrogenic fat layers. B. HORMONES. Estrogen does not have to injected into male livestock, it can be created through the process of castration. This accelerates the rate of growth and, gets the fatty cattle to market in under 30 months, to turn those profits (if lucky). --------- Most livestock ranchers and farmers do not keep in-tact males. They buy sperm and, perform artificial insemination. This is common practice on poultry farms too. They do not want the added expenses of feeding males all year long, year, after year, just for natural breeding (covering). So you decide. How natural, sustainable, humane or, organic is your meat, poultry and, your eggs? What do you want? What would fit into your lifestyle, better? ---------- Here at Rainbow Ranch Farms it is understood that when you consume meats, poultry and, eggs from sexually altered livestock, that your also consuming higher levels of estrogen, sometimes oestrogen (progesterone), without even knowing it. Estrogens have been linked to: prostate cancer (Link) male breast cancer (Link) Around 70 per cent of breast cancers are sensitive to the female sex hormone oestrogen ( Link) We specialize in keeping our customers healthy, happy and, since we care about our livestock, the farming operation and, proper ranching methods; it all fits nicely into our lifestyle and, philosophy. It's our job to ensure that our livestock never have a bad day! ------ It takes an experienced, passionate farmer or, rancher to do what we do, naturally and, as nature intended. It's no surprise, that so many others take cheap short cuts. We are around many bulls, rams, bucks, roosters and other male animals, all the time. They are sometimes excited or, otherwise focused on breeding and this does have it's minor set backs. Especially when we find ourselves, either in the middle of a breeding war or, the complete destruction of livestock equipment, walls, fencing, and, even bull panels......but, it's worth it! The secrets are in the depths of our hearts. We understand livestock and, animal behaviors and, we know that they are predictable. We are here to help them live naturally and, help them enjoy each of their days. We get it and, they do too. Our livestock are meant to live in herds, flocks, gaggles, droves, sounders, tribes, trips, rafters etc..Balance is important to the ecological system, environment and to our food supply.




Antibiotics = Resistance


No. Antibiotic use can lead to antibiotic resistance. This is one of the most dangerous situations that the world is faced with, especially in the wake of novel diseases that are non responsive to antibiotics. Our livestock get all of their antibodies naturally, as they are raised with their parent stock and, livestock siblings. We do not buy livestock from auctions, as most others do. We have no need for antibiotics as our livestock are known for their extremely high immune systems. Would you like to know more?




Vaccines = Vaccinosis


Vaccines can be very dangerous. They can cross the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB). Vaccines are used widely by 99.9% of all farmers and, ranchers in the United States and, the National Organic Program encourages that farmers and, ranchers vaccinate their livestock. We do not see a need for vaccines on our farms and ranches as our livestock get all of their necessary antibodies from their parent stock and, their culturally balanced lifestyle. When you eat meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products, derived from vaccinated livestock, you are ingesting all of those carriers, animal antibodies and, it can lead to mutated diseases, viruses and, bacteria. Vaccinosis is a disease that results from over-vaccination. Over-vaccination can lead to a host of health problems. Would you like to know more?




Do You De-Horn Sheep, Cattle or Goats?


No. Would you like to know more?





Food Allergies

What Is Allergen-Free?


Our products are free of products that may cause food related allergic reactions. Would you like to know more?





How It Works

Do I Have To Join?


No. Everyone is welcome to order from our selective sample packs. When you decide that you want more, just click on Join Us and sign up to gain full access to all our amazing, allergen-free, wholesome and, holistic products. Want to know more?




Where Are You Located?


Our home-farm is located in Pinon Hills, California 92372. Where the Mojave High Desert meets the San Gabriel Valley Mountains. It's about 70 miles North-East of Los Angeles. The San Gabriel Valley Mountains are the scenic backdrop for our home farm and, the views are stunning. We operate all 6 farm and, ranch locations within Southern California and, all we grow/produce is 100% USA. Where Can I Find Your Address?
Our address and, turn by turn directions are exclusively available, only on our website (Link) - all other addresses found on the internet, Google and, other search engines, are incorrect. Address and, directions can only be accessed by registered farm members. To become a registered farm member, you must "Join Us". ------- Why All The Privacy? We are very protective of our home, lands, livestock and, food supply. Our privacy, health and, safety and, that of our customers and, members is something that we take very seriously. No membership is needed to order sample packs. Sample packs are shipped out and delivered. Rainbow Ranch Farms is a private farm, ranch, with an emphasis on specialty food production. Rainbow Ranch Farms is Female owned and, operated Veteran owned and, operated. American Indian owned and, operated. I, personally do not know of any, one single responsible parent, animal caretaker, farmer or, rancher that would ever put their most valuable members of family, expensive livestock, loved pets, food supply, appreciated customers and, freinds at such a high risk; as to place the private addresses online, for every crack-pot to see.In my opinion, It's just bad business practice, irresponsible and, could invite uncertain consequence. We choose to know, the people the people that we invite into our hearts, lives, home and, business. Xenia Stavrinides




Can I Pick Up, At The Farm?


Yes. All registered farm members, who have joined us, are welcome to pick up at the farm located, in Pinon Hills, California 92372. When ordering sample packs, we pack and, ship directly to your doorstep (no pick-up). Want To Know More?




Do You Offer Delivery?


Yes. We offer packaging, shipping and delivery, nationwide.




When Can I Pick Up?


Farm members are welcome to pick up at the farm in Pinon Hills, California. The directions and, address are exclusively available on our wensite (LINK). To become a registered farm member, please Join Us. We are full time farmers and ranchers, our days are long. We try to host farm pick up and, our artisan market on the first Saturday of each month. Sometimes delays happen (weather, kidding, lambing, calving, litters, broken watwer lines, snow, hiugh winds, extreme heat etc). Wev send out a newsletter with details, so please sign up to get our newsletter and never miss another important notice.Thank you.





Healing


Toxin Awareness

Mycotoxins In Our Environment


Mycotoxins are deadly molds found in foods, livestock feeds, our environment and, even Certified Organic foods too. Mycotoxins and other types of molds can cause cancer, disease, illness and can lead to a host of health problems.




What Are Aflatoxins?


Aflatoxins are the most dangerous toxins to humans. Aflatoxins and Mycotoxins physically damage your immune sysytem. They are known to suppress your immune sysytem, which means that you are more susceptible to infections, disease and, illness.




Is There Arsenic In Chicken?


Some chickens are fed arsenic. It makes them more hungry. They eat more and, grow faster. Rainbow Ranch Farms is "Arsenic-Free" Want to know more?





Kosher

Do You Have Kosher?


Yes. We produce and grow Kosher products. Kosher honey Kosher poultry Kosher eggs Kosher beef Kosher goat Kosher lamb Kosher dairy





Chef's & Wholesale

Can I Order For My Restaurant?


Yes. We are happy to accomodate our local chef's (within Southern California). We offer amazing wholesale prices and we make deliveries too! Please Join-Us and, order directly from our wholesale pages. Chef Jet Whole Suckling by Rainbow Ranch Farms





How To

How Does It Work?


To shop our products, you need to join us, as a member of our farm and, ranch. Otherwise you do not mneed to be a member to order sample packs. Join Rainbow Ranch Farms when, you decide that you love what we do and, how we do things for the betterment of your health and, lifestyle.
Upon your decision that you agree with our philopsophy, that you are like-minded and, fully understand and, agree with our philosophy, please join us.
We specialize in the areas that you need most especially, when you want, allergen-free and, healing-foods. This is unlike any other farm, ranch in the United States, at this time. We have specialized in grain free, species-specific diets since day one.

When you join us, log in to your account and, shop from the members menu. We offer farm pick up in Pinon Hills, California and, home delivery services, nationwide, from third party shippers. Rainbow Ranch Farms (since 1991).

For more answers to any questions or, concerns, please search our FAQ pages. Thank you.




How Do I Order?


Log in. Access the members menu. Click on item that you want to learn more about. Add to cart. Check Out. Log Out. If you have questions or, concerns please search the FAQ pages. Thank you.





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