Episode-1121- Darby Simpson on Pastured Poultry and Pork and Grass Fed Beef
Summary: TweetA Pigs Life is a Good One at Simpson Family Farm Darby Simpson is the owner of Simpson Family Farm, a 7th generation family farm (1828-present) and a lifelong Indiana resident Darby grew up not realy learning anything about farming, became a mechanical engineer. He worked in the engineering field from 1994-2010. Began small scale pastured based meat farming (Joel Salatin style) in 2007. Grew the business while continuing to work off farm full time. In 2010 like many Americans he lost his job due to the recession and took the farm full time. The farm now provides his family with a full time income. Today he joins us to discuss some follow up on his first interview. We will first go deeply into pastured poultry and discuss some of the new options for broilers that are superior for pasturing to the Cornish crosses. We will discuss the difference between raising birds for homestead use vs. for market and why you should start small either way. We will also discus pastured pork, grass fed beef and the views both Darby and I share on the future of farming. The importance of supporting you local farmers, the opportunity in local and healthy foods and more. We will also discuss Darby’s new business in consulting with people starting out with small scale farming or homesteading. His new website is at DarbySimpson.com and remember he provides a discount to MSM Members as well. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) DarbySimpson – Darby’s Consulting Business Simpson Family Farm - Darby’s Main Website Call In Show with an In-depth Explanation of Darby’s Chicken Tractors Darby’s First Show on TSP Episode of TSP with Bryan Davis of AskBryan.com Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.