Aug 24, 2021
On this episode, we’re touring 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 learned about how his decision to come work for an 80-year-old farmer turned him into a farm owner over a decade ago. He shared his journey showing and raising registered Angus breed cattle. It was fascinating to hear how he decided to start growing out his own beef. 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.”
This revelation led him to grow out his own steers and start a farm store to sell what he harvested to consumers and restaurant owners, so he could improve his genetics to be the best they could be.
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