Lifestyle Blog

We work hard to provide healthy, wholesome products to our customers in the region.  You won’t find meat products like ours in your local supermarket.  Our meats are raised in a way that’s environmentally sustainable, truly humane, and naturally healthy. It is a way of life. 

Why Grassfed?

Grassfed beef is natural beef and a major source of Omega 3 fats.  In switching from grainfed to grassfed meat, we are simply returning to the diet of our long-ago ancestors, the diet that is most in harmony with our physiology. Every cell and every system of our...

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What is Glyphosate, and why should I care?

Roundup is a powerful herbicide.  The active ingredient is glyphosate. Virtually all feedlot animals have corn and/or soy as part of their feeding regiment.  As mentioned above, almost all corn and soy produced today is GMO.  Entire fields are liberally sprayed to...

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GMO Corn And Soy

GMO is short for Genetically Modified Organism.  Sometimes the term GE (Genetically Engineered) foods is used.  When it comes to farm crops, it means that a gene from a non-plant species is forced into the genetic makeup (DNA) of a particular plant type.  That never...

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Antibiotic resistance is now recognized as a major threat to public health. Nevertheless, animals in factory farms are given doses of antibiotics -- both to keep them alive in stressful, unsanitary conditions, and to make them grow faster. According to a 2009 report...

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You Are What You Eat (EATS)

"You are what you eat" is a common saying.  But in regard to meat, it's much more accurate to say "You are what you eat EATS".The truth is that close to 100% of non-organic meat sold in grocery stores and delis comes from animals that were routinely fed...

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Our Meat vs. Supermarket Meat

The Supermarket Mystery Meat Deception The 2013 revelation that government-approved "Pink Slime" is commonly added to meat products was a shocker to the American public.  But that's just the tip of the iceberg in what's allowed in meat production. The biggest...

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We raise 100% Grass-Fed / Grass Finished Beef, Lamb, Free Range Pastured Chicken & Pork. All of our products are raised without use of chemicals, antibiotics, or hormones. In contrast to industrial confinement meat production, our animals are given a healthy dose of fresh air, sunshine, and space. We feel that the best farm inspector is you, the consumer, so feel free to contact us to set up a good time to visit.

We work hard to provide healthy, wholesome products to our customers in the region. You won’t find meat products like ours in your local supermarket! Dietrich Ranch is a family farm in central Ogle County, just a few miles north of Mt. Morris. We strive to provide the most natural product by using holistic management practices.


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4575 N. Leaf River Rd
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

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