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Saving the World with Meat - Can We Feed the World or Should We Feed Our Community?

Nose To Tail Ranchers - Peak Human Podcast


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In this episode, we talk about how we're going to feed the world. That's the question that's on everyone's mind. And while most people are talking about eating less meat and reducing animal agriculture, we discuss how meat and regenerative animal agriculture are part of the solution.

Our guests today are Austin & Jessica Ham and Melissa & Clay Trotter. They are championing holistic management practices out in West Texas as part of our new operation at Nose To Tail. Most people are disconnected from their food – they don't know or care about where or how their food is produced. So, we wanted to shed light on ranchers who are restoring ecosystems with grazing animals and producing some of the healthiest, tastiest meat in the country!

Through Nose To Tail their ranches will be providing regenerative beef, chicken, and pork to people across the nation!

Find this glorious, flavorful meat at

We have products such as primal ground beef that includes liver, heart, kidney, and spleen for all the amazing nutrients and none of the hassle or taste you may not be used to. That’s at We ship boxes straight to you and have free shipping options. We also have biltong if you want grass finished meat on the go. This is a traditional South African meat snack that’s air dried, soft, and delicious. We have body care products made from beef tallow and only a couple other natural ingredients. We also have seasonings to go along with these wonderful products and make cooking that much easier. Make a custom box today at and take advantage of the free shipping options.

That’s how these interviews are all possible along with all the other content we produce on youtube and social media. Thanks for supporting the ranchers, my other producers, and my team. The other way you can take advantage of this win-win-win situation is at where we have the Sapien Tribe. It’s a private members community where you get the extended show notes for these podcasts, discounts on NoseToTail products, zoom calls with Dr. Gary and myself, and a lot more. There’s also the Sapien Program if you’d like some help making a lifestyle change. Go to to find out more. Now onto the show!

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Also check out our new beef tallow body care products

Biltong (South African air-dried beef specialty)

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  • [4:50] How they started with Savory’s holistic management in the 1980s

  • [7:30] Holistic management is an ever-evolving plan

  • [9:00] The land in West Texas needs saving

  • [11:45] How they move cattle almost every morning

  • [13:00] How their grazing plan works

  • [15:35] Why we should emulate herds of bison

  • [17:40] They are thriving on locally sourced food and red meat

  • [20:30] Why they mill their own grains

  • [24:00] Connecting with our food is so important

  • [27:00] Benefits of cattle having a diverse diet

  • [32:25] Why their meat is better than most grass-fed, grass-finished meat

  • [36:30] Can we scale holistic management practices?

  • [38:45] Feed your community, not the world

  • [41:15] A message for Moms and Dads

  • [43:30] Meet the Nose To Tail Pork and Chicken Producers

  • [46:00] Healthy soil makes healthy animals – healthy animals make healthy people

  • [48:30] How they move chickens and pigs

  • [51:00] Why they partner with a local raw dairy

  • [55:00] Why we’re aiming for low PUFA meat.

  • [57:40] How they protect their chickens from coyotes

  • [1:02:30] Why the land in West Texas matters

  • [1:06:25] How monocropping strips the land of its life

  • [1:07:50] Their first experience with pastured chicken

  • [1:12:00] How they feed their family

  • [1:16:00] How the community is part of the butchering process

[Extended show notes are available to Patreon supporters and members of the Sapien Tribe]


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