Beef and Chicken
We have a small herd of gentle Hereford/Angus
cattle. They are full-time pastured and only return to the
barn for hay twice a day during the cold months. Calves
are born in the fields and stay with the herd, their diet
shifting from milk to grass. Thus we produce a more flavourful
grass-fed organic beef.
After haying, the cattle are rotated through
our hayfields which give ample pasture. There is no need
for “grain,” hormones or other feed lot additives.
No antibiotics are used because the cattle are not raised
in congested pens. The cattle naturally fertilize the pastures
and hayfields and “brown gold” manure from the
barnyard is composted to feed the soil of our mixed gardens.
We raise chicken during the Spring, Summer
and Fall when they can have access to outdoor runs. Fresh
greens to browse on in addition to the increased exercise
develops a tastier bird. Only organic grains with
no antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-product are used
for feed. The chicken manure and bedding makes a wonderfully
rich addition to our compost.