Grazing

We’ve been doing managed rotational grazing since 2007.  The 40 acres of certified organic pasture is enrolled in the Environmental Quality Incentive Program.

Mariénne, Oberon and Titania facing off with the herd.

Mariénne, Oberon and Titania facing off with the herd.

Primarily, we do “custom grazing” for our neighbor’s Holstein heifers; taking them when they are near breeding age and raising them until they are bred, about to calve and ready to go to the dairy.

Minnie's Calf 2We also raise cattle for beef, and sell it to customers in quarters, halves and wholes.  We breed Scottish Highlander crosses, with some Pinzgauer, Dexter and Hereford thrown in, and we buy “freemartins” from our partner farm.  Freemartins are sterile females, which are valued for their meat in parts of Europe and by connoisseurs here.  

 

 

Festival of Farms Pasture Walk 2014

Festival of Farms Pasture Walk 2014

 

1 Response to Grazing

  1. *~*~*LoveByChe~*~* says:

    I bet the Eggmobiles were a fun building project! Keep up the great work!

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