HOW WE RAISE OUR BEEF
During the grazing season, at least April through October, our cows spend 24/7 on our pasture. They are moved each day (sometimes twice a day) to a new paddock which provides them a fresh salad bar to graze on. Moving them through the pasture in this manner mimics the predator/prey relationship in nature. Most herbivores stay in tight herds, impact a small area then move on. This is how the grasslands of this earth, rich in soil organic matter, have been maintained for as long as we know.
This soil, which we depend on to survive, is largely being exhausted due to poor annual cropping, excessive tillage and continuous grazing practices. As cows prune our land, the roots below slough off and feed the soil food web critters. When allowed proper rest, the grasses regrow putting more carbon back in the ground. One has to consider the differences in how cattle can be raised before blaming them for climate change. Managed properly, cows are a major part of the solution.
Cows are herbivores and their stomachs are made to digest grass, not grain. Following their natural diet, our cows are 100% Grassfed and Finished . Our beef is antibiotic, hormone (breeding/growth) and drug free. No chemical fertilizers are spread on our pastures.
During the rainy winter months the herd is moved off the pasture and into the forest or deep bedding barn. The forest gives the cows shelter from the weather but plenty of room to roam and entertain themselves. When the weather is severe, the cows are moved into the barn where they have lots of natural light, fresh air and fresh deep bedding to build us some beautiful compost.
We love cows, and expanding our herd to meet customer demand is one of our long term goals. We offer limited cuts at the farmers' markets and through our online farm shop. The majority of our 100% Grassfed Beef is sold through our monthly meat "Lost Box".