owned and operated small grass farm
paid by large corporations to oversee large herds
strict protocols based on humane care of our animals, natural
farming methods and health of our herd.
based on profit margin to quickly produce beef.
months average . . . reducing our production capacity and turnover of
months average . . . 7 months where they have already marketed
their beef and are well on their way to producing another cow to
expense of overseeing grass condition plus rotating cattle at
least every 3 days and sometimes as often as 2 times a day depending on
the growth of our grass and the individual needs of each cow
feed hundreds and in some cases hundreds of thousands of cows
mechanically each day using automated systems.
areas of fertile land with a long grass growing season
to grow on a small amount of land in confinement
natural grass super food while continuing to rotate cattle . . . requires labor and planting
expense. Our grass farm uses only strict natural farming
using grain, corn, steroids, growth hormones and antibiotics in cramped pens brings cattle to market rapidly
at minimal expense under great stress to the cattle.
||None used . . . we use the natural rotation of the cattle to fertilize, aerate the land and maintain healthy grass. A
beautiful natural ecosystem using God provided solar power for healthy land and cows.
revolve around compact and portable corn which allows for feeding
tens of thousands of animals in small confined areas.
Cheap government subsidized industrial corn uses more chemical
herbicide and artificial fertilizer than any other
crop. Also, an industrial crop uses huge amounts of fossil
fuel which causes huge environmental problems.
cows taken via ranch truck to minimize stress . . . average 6 hour
round trip twice (once to drop off and once to pick up finished
beef). Many other grass farms send beef in semi-trucks to
large scale processing facilities just like grocery store beef.
quantities of cattle cramped in semi-trucks taken to processing which maximizes stress
since cows are individually processed by an experienced butcher.
Our facility is overseen by an USDA inspector and the area is
cleaned between each cow. Our veterinarian chose this
facility because of its industry reputation. No other grass
fed beef operation uses this processing facility . . . many other
grass farms use big industrial processors just like the
of scale since 400
cows per hour are processed via predominantly unskilled labor. Plus
workers lose hands, fingers and arms regularly in high capacity
operations . . . beef processing in these facilities is one of the
highest risk jobs in the United States.
of Cross Contamination
with 400 cows per hour
conditions and clean equipment used so treating the beef is NOT
beef with chemical baths and irradiation to compensate for
fast production methods
small processing operation has
in comparison to large processing operations. Our beef
processor has helped to establish national government procedures.
recalls of beef underline the problem in large capacity operations.
The top 4 or 5 processors are responsible for 95% of the beef in
Aging for 14 days with labor, storage expenses and the loss of 18
to 20 % of our beef. Only a handful of U.S. grass fed beef
operations go to this extreme.
Aging . . . no labor costs for aging and no loss of beef in the
grass fed beef operations use butcher wrap which is messy but less
expensive. Our steaks and roasts are flash frozen and vacuum sealed for convenience and safety
but is the most expensive packaging.
is frozen, shipped in sides or whole, thawed, cut and packaged in
inexpensive containers by
the grocery store . . . finally it is placed out as fresh meat.
coolant, labor and Fed Ex average $2.75/lb
beef hanging or sides in large cardboard boxes . . . average cost of
pennies per pound
quantities in individual frozen food shipping containers, labor
intensive packing and expensive Federal Express shipping.
Many of our packages cost over $50 to ship.
quantities via frozen freight (minimal packaging, shipping and