With the exception of milk before weaning, our milking cows as well as our cows, goats, and lamb for meat are 100% grass-fed and finished. They eat fresh grass in the pasture whenever possible. In the colder months, they hay and free choice organic nutrients in the barn. Our goal is to raise the healthiest animals possible.
As the seasons allow, animals are raised in the open pasture or field.
A2 Milk refers to the A2 type beta-casein proteins in the milk. Most cows in the USA produce milk with a mixture of A1 and A2 proteins. Milk from cows that produce milk containing only A2 proteins can be easier to digest, which may prove beneficial for those who're lactose intolerant.
No synthetic pesticides or herbicides.
Animals raised without feeding genetically modified organisms such as GMO corn, soybeans, or wheat.
Hormones or steroids never administered to animals. (The FDA does not allow the use hormones or antibotics in the production of pork or poultry.)
Grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing, among many factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives.
Our farming practices raise healthy animals, so there is no need for routine antibiotics or sub therapeutic medications. If an animal falls ill, the farmer will give homeopathic remedies and exhaust all resources before the rare case of antibiotics or pharmaceutical drugs to stop suffering. If an animal is on antibiotics or medication, they are put in a withdrawal period before milking or processing.
Does not contain gluten which is a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease.
Contains no meat or meat products.
Animals should be treated with respect. Our animals have free access to wholesome and nutritious food. They have the ability to get ample exercise and spend lots of time outside. They are kept in clean and sanitary conditions with plenty of ventilation. In the rare case an animal falls ill, they receive prompt medical attention.
Animals provided with free-choice non-GMO whole grains such as oats, barley, or corn. The feed is "certified for organic", which means it's the same feed used for "certified organic" animals. All crops grown for the feed (including corn) are "certified organic". Certain ingredients like minerals cannot be "certified organic" because they are simply ground rocks.
Chickens (Layers): Feed contains a specially formulated blend of corn, peas, wheat, flax meal, fish meal, crab meal, alfalfa meal, seashell flour, and a nutri-balancer which has kelp, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.
Chickens (Broilers): Feed contains a specially formulated blend of corn, peas, wheat, flax meal, fish meal, seashell flour, and a nutri-balancer which has kelp, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.
Pork: Feed contains a specially formulated blend of corn, peas, ground oats, fish meal, seashell flour, alfalfa meal, wheat middlings, and a nutri-balancer which has kelp, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.
Processed without added synthetic Nitrites or Nitrate.
Processing temperatures never exceeding 108 degrees.
No added Sugars/sweeteners.