100% Grass Fed Beef- Grass Fed from Start To Finish Herbicide-Pesticide Free Pasture
The only beef we raise is Devon Beef. They are a small framed red animal from Devon, England. The are 100% grass fed from beginning to end. The breed does very well on grass and has the nickname “gourmet beef on grass”. Devon has a unique, sweet taste. We have heard often at the store, that once a child tries our ground Devon beef, that’s all they want.
Managed Intensive Grazing for the greatest environmental impact.
Gourmet on Grass!
Our beef are originally from Devon, England. Devon are a smaller frame animal. When we started the farm, we sought out a breed that is docile, and does very well in a 100% Grass Fed environment. Fellow farmers in the area told me we could never finish beef successfully without a fattening up corn based period. That might be the case for other beef breeds, but the Devon has produced gourmet quality beef on 100% grass.
Herbicide and Pesticide Free Pasture We are sure that you do not want to eat beef from an animal that has been digesting herbicide and pesticide on the pasture. Additionally, we are trying to build up the soil to the biological consistency it had in the 19th century, previous to the tradition of the saturation of chemicals on farm fields. That soil will give us the best natural pasture for our beef cattle.
Managed Intensive Grazing The image above is from the NRCS. Scientists now realize that mob grazing, or Managed Intensive grazing, is the best way to graze cattle. In a managed grazing system, cattle do not stay in one paddock for more than seven days, but often for only one day. The paddock is allowed to recover for 30 to 90 days depending on the season, the soil, and the local climate. What has been found is that the pasture develops a firmer root base if it is grazed using this pattern. Actually, grass does better grazed than grass that is never grazed and just left to grow. Grass that is constantly grazed does not do well either.
As shown in the graphic above, a short intensive grazing period, with a long recovery period allowed means that a sophisticaed root system develops in the plant. The result is a healthier plant which can have a significant environmental impact as the methodology is adapted by more farmers.
Please Download, Print, Read and Circulate Beef Raising Overview which is written for anyone interested in our holistic and natural method of raising gourmet beef on grass.
Beef cuts, ground beef, beef sticks, and beef-based sausage are available in our farm store during normal farm store hours.
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