[EATYALL Podcast #46] Walbridge Farm Successfully Farming Beef Just Outside of NYC
On Episode 46 of the EATYALL Podcast, we tour Doug Giles’ Walbridge Farm in Millbrook, New York with Chef Chris McDade and his family. Doug is a multi-generation farmer who raised his boys on the farm.
We learn how Giles’ decision to work for an 80-year-old farmer turned him into a farm owner over a decade ago. He shares his journey showing and raising registered Angus breed cattle. We hear the fascinating story of how he decided to grow out his own beef for sale directly to consumers and restaurants. You see, when you are a “cow calf” operation seeking to develop the very best genetics – like Doug is – “you don’t know how good you are, or if the decisions you are making are working.” Listen to learn more about this ingenious decision that has led to his incredible success in beef production and genetic selection.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- What is Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and why does it matter to everyone?
- Why can we be confident in the safety of our beef supply from farm to table?
- What keeps this farmer going in the beef industry?
- How farmers feed their families.
- Why do genetics matter to animal welfare and your plate?
- How chefs and farmers can work together better.
Plus, you’ll get to know the real personality and person behind the farm during the infamous Lightning Round.
New York Beef Council – www.nybeef.org
Connect with our Guests and Resources:
- Walbridge Farm on Facebook
- Chef Chris McDade’s Restaurant, Popina in Brooklyn, NY
- Chef Chris McDade on Instagram
- Beef Quality Assurance program
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