Our Devon and Jersey cattle graze fresh strips of nutrient-dense forages every day of their lives, and they are 100% grass finished. No grain. Ever.
A blend of annual ryegrass and hairy vetch
Herd of Jersey steers grazing perennial pasture.
BMR Millet, Hairy Vetch, Red Clover, Hybrid Turnips, Forage Soybeans, Narrow Leaf Plantain
Plants are medicine, and given the opportunity to select from a broad array of plant species, cattle can chemically decode nutrient and mineral profiles in plant tissue through receptors in their saliva. It turns out that what is good for cattle is also good for plants. This makes sense because the ancestors of cattle coevolved with the same plants growing in our pastures today.
We care deeply for our animals, and spend many hours each day gently moving them to new grass. We practice low stress stockmanship, a method of utilizing subtle pressure points and the animal’s natural flight zone when shifting paddocks or working them in the handling facility.
At the dawn of agriculture, around 10,000 years ago, humans engaged in a sacred contract with the animals that they domesticated. We provide them sanctuary and care for them every day of their lives and they in turn provide us with their life in the form of meat, milk and fiber. We don’t take this lightly, and become intimately close to the animals that we provide for. Harvesting them for beef is never easy, and is an enormous responsibility to carry. While they are with us, our commitment is to provide them with the conditions that most closely approximates their evolutionary blueprint.
From as far back as he can remember, Matt has been obsessed with nature and large animals. He grew up on a horse farm in suburban Maryland where he spent his days riding, fishing, studying and drawing everything he saw and experienced…