After experiencing what it's like grow and sell pastured eggs, pastured chicken, free range pork, and grass fed beef I have decided to focus solely on 100% grass fed beef going forward with our choice of breed being Devon or Ruby Reds.
I believe grass fed beef is the most sustainable of all of the enterprises because of the cattle's ability to thrive solely on native pasture, our breeds calm nature, customer demand, and profitability.
Other reasons ranging from poultry processing regulations, feed prices, energy audits and escaping pigs digging up the neighbors lawn.
I feel confident in the decision and look forward improving the land while providing great tasting, nutritious beef to the community.
When the cattle are kept tight to a paddock they eat what they want and trample the rest. The cattle are then moved so the species of pasture they liked have a chance to regrow and the species of pasture they didn't like got trampled. The trampled pasture helps keep the soil temperature down which helps to keep water from evaporating which helps the pasture keep growing. The trampled pasture is also food for the soil microbes who live in a whole another world beneath the soil.
Some of the new cattle aren't taking the heat as well as the others so we opened up a spot where all the cattle get some shade and can cool down a bit.
Michael J. Adamucci