We believe farmers have an exceptionally important calling: To grow and raise the most healthy, nutrient-dense food possible so that current and future generations can thrive and be nourished.
Our Journey Into Grass-Fed Beef
Our journey into grass-fed beef began in 2010. Being health conscious, we were disappointed with the quality of food from the grocery. We began educating ourselves on the shortfalls of the industrial food system and ultimately chose to take another path.
We decided to take control of our family’s food security and ordered a quarter of a cow from a local farmer who raised grass-fed beef. Simply put, it was the best meat we had ever eaten—and it was also good for our health!
We purchased four Red Devon cow/calf pairs which became the foundation of our herd.
Our Guiding Principles
We are not in the commodity beef business. We are in the food production business and are directly responsible for the health, intelligence and longevity of the consumer. We refuse to compromise our convictions for the almighty dollar. Sadly, not every farmer or business shares in this philosophy.
To whom much is given, much is required. We have an obligation to everyone and everything God has entrusted to our care. We genuinely seek the health, prosperity, well-being and enrichment of the earth beneath us as well as the people around us.
Trust comes from transparency and accountability. We have no secrets and nothing to hide. You are welcome to come and visit any time to see exactly what we do and how we do it.
What we offer your family is the same meat we feed to our family. You get the very best of what our labors produce. Put another way, we won’t ever sell you something we wouldn’t happily eat ourselves.
What We Don’t Do
We feed no grain, no GMOs, no hormones or steroids, and no fed drugs or antibiotics. To prevent an animal’s death or suffering we do allow for limited use of therapeutic medication if all natural and homeopathic remedies do not give sufficient results. In such cases, the prescribed withdrawal period is at a minimum doubled before animals are harvested. We feel this exception is only practical to ensure wise stewardship and ethical treatment of our livestock.
Devon cattle are naturally docile and calm, a joy to work with on a daily basis. We try to minimize all forms of stress and employ low-stress handling techniques. We do not chase, hit or yell at our animals. We calmly walk and direct them.
A Cow’s Life
Our animals are born on our farm and live their entire lives on pasture. Our herd is “closed,” which means we do not have new animals constantly coming and going. This allows the cow herd “family” to bond. We utilize portable electric fencing to move the cattle daily to new areas of pasture, giving them a continuously fresh “salad bar” of grass. This gives previously grazed pasture time to recover, improves herd health and performance, and greatly reduces disease. Our animals are never kept day after day in the same area to stand in their own manure.