In order to maximize the health benefits of the beef and to provide a great tasting product, we keep our animals on grass throughout their entire lives. The alternative is to cut costs by feeding grain or corn and turn over our inventory faster; the outcome of this method is that the animal’s health will suffer, and we believe that your health will suffer, too.
We run a management-intensive operation that requires expert care and precision in terms of being able to recognize when a pasture’s nutrients have been optimized but not depleted, and when an animal has been fattened but is not “fat.” There is a cost component associated with being good stewards of the land, acquiring premium animals with grass-fed genetics, and the labor component necessary to manage both.
Lastly, we want to feed your family tomorrow as well as today. In order to be here tomorrow we have to be able to invest in our land and animal management today. We believe in sustainability: of the earth, our farm, and our business.
We encourage you to read more about the costs of raising cattle on pasture. Check out this article from the Huffington Post titled, “Why I Can’t Raise a $1 Cheeseburger.”