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  • in reply to: Meat grinder #73476 Report Abuse
    simmy
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    Yeah, I thought that too, but then I checked the manual, the blade was placed properly.

    Maybe it was just a bad production. Even though it is a very small possibility…

    in reply to: Meat grinder #73466 Report Abuse
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    I used hen necks, thought they are smaller and thinner and would be easier to grind.

    in reply to: That kidney odor! #69364 Report Abuse
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    Yeah it smells so bad. I grind it so I don’t have any issue with choking but just wondering if it’s just a bad part we suppose to remove?

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #68070 Report Abuse
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    Hound Dog Mom,

    I saw that you are buying your bulk meats from a distributor (over 300 lb.) in NY. I was wondering if is it possible to share the contact with me, I am in NYC.

    in reply to: Commercial Grass-fed Beef Raw Food doesn't add up! #64087 Report Abuse
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    Hello Jeffrey,

    Thank you very much for all these brand recommendations and information. Because 100% grass-fed beef is something really expensive comparing to the beef raised in a crowded commercial farm. I talked with a couple of local farmers (ny) and they say the buying volume doesn’t really mean much to them since they are unable to raise a lot because of the space required for the animals.

    Maybe I am just digging too much.

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    Free range is a small part of it.

    I don’t think it is humane to force animals to eat something they are not suppose eat to gain more body weight fastest possible to get ready for slaughter.

    for me, humanely raised means:
    – proper animal husbandry
    – have access to grass and open pastures
    – not given antibiotics or hormones
    – must travel less than an hour to the slaughterhouse not in a crowded truck
    – slaughterhouses must be committed to humane slaughter practices.

    I believe the pet food industry is one of the biggest contributor of animal abuse since they are all trying to source their meat cheapest possible. We all count ourselves animal lover and most of us are participating this practice too even when we buy premium brands without even knowing it. I am not criticizing anyone though, it’s just what it is.

    I was wondering if any raw food brand are paying attention any of these or they are just new members of the industry using touchy marketing words…

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    in reply to: Commercial Grass-fed Beef Raw Food doesn't add up! #63931 Report Abuse
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    Grass finished may be another explanation but then it doesn’t fit their “humanely raised” claim.

    you are right, retail margin is usually 30%-40% for the premium pet food line but I am not sure if manufacturers can survive anything under 100% since they need scalability to meet the future demand.

    in reply to: Commercial Grass-fed Beef Raw Food doesn't add up! #63904 Report Abuse
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    I was thinking that too. Raw Bistro listed beef heart is the #1 ingredient in their product. But it still doesn’t add up properly. Even beef hearts are not that cheap when they are grassfed. Aunt Jeni’s says they get their meats from grass-fed farms.

    Here is an article a farmer shares his cost http://www.humaneitarian.org/uncategorized/why-grass-fed-beef-costs-so-much/#.VLYAeorF_60

    Still quite interesting how come they keep their production cost under $2 per pound while offering all these “quality” products.

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