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Pawnee Pride is Unique

We appreciate your interest in grassfed meats and sustainable ranching. We believe that we have some advantages that you will want to explore. Allen Nation, editor of the GrassFarmer, calls these "unfair" advantages. Our greatest unfair advantage is our location. Not only are we located near enough to population centers to be accessible but far enough from them to not be influenced by urbanization. The bonus is that we are in the heart of the largest remnant of virgin, tallgrass prairie in Nebraska. It is generally acknowledged that the most nutritious food comes from the most pristine environments. . Our second unfair advantage is our background. The Rohrbaugh family has a unique heritage of ranching, forestry, grocery, professional meat cutting, land management and a love of the outdoors. These skills and interests have served us well along the way. Last not but least is experience. We have been on the land for over 30 years. We helped it evolve from a diversified family farm, to a grass-farm, to what is now a sustainable meat producing ranch. We have learned from customers for over 20 years and have grown up with the local food movement.

Pawnee Pride approach to ranching

We see our ranch as a grassland food chain beginning with the organisms in the soil and ending with the healthy bodies of the folks eating our meat. We recognize that all organisms in this food chain are connected and we take care to nourish each one. The feeding journey begins with land stewardship. We are committed to building the soil through the encouragement of plant diversity and managed animal impacts. Properly done, this stimulates soil life and restores organic matter to the soil. Organic matter provides habitat for organisms that turn it into plant nutrients as well as increasing water- holding capacity. This of course increases plant growth, diversity and nutrition for our animals. The next step of our journey along the food chain is to select animals that can utilize this increased nutrition. We select heritage breeds that are hardy, thrifty and produce good tasting meat. Finally these animals are harvested and processed in nearby family operated plants to become our food. Pawnee Pride is pleased to offer the final product of the food chain through the Village Pointe Farmer's Market, Ideal Grocery in Lincoln, it's CSA, and neighborhood deliveries. Please browse our site for additional information and details.

The Rohrbaugh Family

For more information, contact us at
Pawnee Pride Meats
71718 617th Ave., Steinauer, NE 68441
402-869-2396
pawneepridemeats@windstream.net

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