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Stewardship

Our regenerative farming practices encourage vibrant biological systems, specifically nutrient recycling. We install practices like crop rotation, intensive grazing, and soil-building cover crops to organically enhance our farmland. Detailed further:

Free Raised and Grazed

Livestock are the greenest factories on the planet. They consume organic matter while providing nutrient dense food and natural fiber. Their waste is a natural byproduct of an age-old ecosystem. What other business can boast that? We simply foster this process as ranchers. Our livestock are raised outdoors, graze pasture (during growing season), and managed with the highest humane standards.

Animal welfare is centrally important to us. If it's important to you, please know that we're on the same page. There is NO animal rights organization that cares more about livestock welfare than us.

  • Hogs: pigs that enter our pork program are free-raised and roam within an expansive outdoor pen. Our hogs can root, explore, and relax in comfort. We feed a diet that is mostly comprised of small grains. We feed canola meal (no soy), cracked corn, wheat and barley. We also recycle leftover food scraps. Most of our hogs are Berkshire x Yorkshire crossed. Designed to blend the carcass quality of the Berkshire breed with the prolificity and production of Yorkshire.
  • Lamb: although we don’t raise the sheep ourselves, we expect our partners to align with our standards to minimize stress, provide ample animal comfort and deliver genetically superior carcasses. Thus, our lamb represents a diet very similar to our cattle and the expectation of quality care stands, too. We work with 4-H families that we’ve known over the years. Most of our lamb is Suffolk-cross.

USDA Farmstead Butcher Shop

Each of our carcasses undergoes a proprietary dry-aging process (via relative humidity, temp, air flow) before breakdown. By controlling the entire process we can ensure quality from harvest to packaging.

We welcome visits to the farm. Early summer is perfect for demonstration because of the beginning of the growing season.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you 100% grass fed beef?

    We are not 100% grass fed. We plant non-gmo grains/grasses (oats, corn, wheat, barley) in rotation with our pasture legumes (pink clover, alfalfa). We use the grains for feed, bedding, and key nutrient recycling as part of a regenerative soil system. Our cattle graze pastures while building soil.

  • What does “Free-Raised and Grazed” mean?

    Free-Raised and Grazed is our regenerative agriculture term to best describe our animal husbandry and stewardship practices. We keep our livestock in their natural environments as much as possible. Given the dormant nature of winter, we are not able to graze year-round but we ensure ample space with clear access to clean water.

  • Are you certified organic?

    We are not certified organic. We manage our pastures organically but we do not use certified organic seeds for crop production. We grow non-gmo cereal grains/grasses. We do not administer synthetic growth hormones, feed antibiotics, or use mRNA vaccines on our livestock.