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and Protocols we Follow
All our producers do their best to produce an environment that is best for our animals.
Cattle: Our beef are raised by their mothers where they get unlimited mothers milk and high quality grass. Between 6 months of age and one year we wean the calves from their momma’s and they eat high quality pasture. The pastures on the ranch are a mix of wild meadow grass, clover and non-gmo alfalfa, we do not use chemical fertilizers or herbicides. We use low-stress handling techniques on our cattle. They never receive any grains, antibiotics or growth hormones.
Pigs: There are few things more delicious then a well-raised pig. Pastured pork is hard to come by because pigs are difficult to raise in more arid environments. They are designed to be in forests tilling up the soft ground with their noses looking for nuts and acorns, but out here in the west, we don’t have this perfect pig paradise, but we do our best to allow pigs to still be pigs! Our pigs are raised outside on pasture and allowed to graze our grass and alfalfa. However, it’s not possible for us to raise pigs without grain, so their main diet consists of barley and peas (all non-GMO feeds). These piggies have NEVER been given hormones or antibiotics. Due to their natural destructive nature (using their noses to root the soil up), not many people are willing to raise pastured pigs and consequently raise them on confined concrete pads. So try our pastured pork and be amazed at the complexity of flavor that only a pig that’s been on pasture can produce.
Lambs: Our lamb comes from our small hair-sheep flock. The lamb is typically between 9-12 months of age when they are prime for harvest. From the moment they are born they are on grass, weeds and leafy plants. Lambs are typically twins, triplets and sometimes quadruplets! We never use grain supplements, vaccinations, antibiotics, de-wormers or hormones. We love our lambs! They are robust and easy to raise, not to mention extremely delicious!
These animals are grassfed & grass finished. They never receive any grain products apart of their diet. This is practiced with ruminant animals who cannot tolerate grains.
Hormones or steroids never administered to animals. (The FDA does not allow the use hormones or antibotics in the production of pork or poutlry.)
These products are made with non-gmo items or the animals are fed non-gmo feed.